Houston’s The New 93Q Wins Academy of Country Music Major Market Station of the Year

— Wednesday, February 22, 2017 — Cox Media Group (CMG) Houston’s, KKBQ-FM/The New 93Q has won Major Market Station of the Year for the Academy of Country Music (ACM). This is the first time The New 93Q has received an ACM Award.

“I’m incredibly proud of what KKBQ accomplishes year in, and year out,” said Mark Krieschen, CMG Houston VP and Market Manager. “But during the past twelve months, the recognition for this radio station and our entire staff has been extra special: Marconi, CMA, and now the ACM! The recognition that KKBQ receives is a true reflection of our commitment to Country music, our listeners, and the communities we serve. Johnny Chiang, and everyone associated with KKBQ deserve this very special honor.”

KKBQ will accept their award onstage at ACM Party for a Cause® at The Joint in Las Vegas during a fan-filled concert as part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® the day prior to the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards.

“I’m extremely proud of the accomplishments by the entire team of 93Q,” said CMG Houston Director of Operations Johnny Chiang. “Winning our first ACM to add with a CMA and Marconi award put an exclamation mark on our year!”

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by Dick Clark Productions and will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.


About Cox Media GroupCox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketingand digital media company. The company’soperations currently include14 broadcast television stations andone local cable channel, more than 60 radiostations, six daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like Rare.usClark.comDawg NationSEC CountryHookem.com, and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps – the country’s biggest television rep firm – Gamut, and Videa. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media marketsand reaches approximately 52million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TVviewers, more than3.5 million newspaperreaders, and more than14million radio listeners. For moreinformation about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.