SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City country music fans have reason to rejoice: KUBL-FM and on-air personalities Johnson and Johnson are being recognized for their work among the nation's best country music radio stations in a Las Vegas awards ceremony this spring.
The Academy of Country Music has nominated KUBL-FM, also known as K-Bull 93, for Radio Station of the Year — Large Market, and Johnson and Johnson for On-Air Personality of the Year — Large Market. The April 14 awards ceremony occurs the day before the ACM Awards live telecast in downtown Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The telecast will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network.
KUBL-FM is one of six stations nominated for the radio station of the year award, sharing the honor with other stations in San Antonio, Indianapolis and three stations with Nashville, Tennessee.
Johnson and Johnson is among five radio station personalities that have been nominated within the large city market across the United States. Tommy and Joe, assuming the roles of Johnson and Johnson, have been a staple on the Salt Lake City radio station since 1997. The pair's show airs 5:30-10 a.m. Monday through Friday.
K-Bull 93 Program Director Travis Moon said the ACM will notify him if either KUBL-FM or Johnson and Johnson wins its category prior to the award reception in April. Moon said this is the first time that KUBL-FM has been nominated for an award since its beginning in 1995.
"If (we don't win), it's pretty cool to be nominated actually," he told the Deseret News.Comment on this story
Previously, the ACM nominated Johnson and Johnson for a Morning Show of the Year — Large Market in 2010, according to Moon.
"I've always found that these awards are a reflection on our city, on our market and our listeners," said Moon, who also has his radio show in the afternoons at K-Bull 93. "There's something about Salt Lake City, the listeners there … it's a special place."
Moon credits, in part, the station's listeners for its recognition.
"I'm pumped for our listeners," he said. "They're the main reason we've had a shot getting nominated for things like this."