WUBE-FM (Cincinnati’s Country … B-105) received a phone call from Keith Urban this afternoon, who informed Amanda & Jesse that they won Country Music Association’s Personality of the Year Award – Large Market Category.

Touted as “Country Music’s Biggest Night,” the 51st Annual CMA Awards airs live Wednesday, November 8 on ABC-TV. Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will preside over the evening, returning as hosts for the 10th consecutive year.

The CMA Broadcast Awards are among the most prestigious awards given out in the field of country radio. The judging process involves more than 40 distinguished broadcasting professionals, who represent all market sizes and regions of the United States.

Judging was based on the overall sound of the show; community participation; ratings; participation in local and national country events and organizations; and awards or accolades received during the eligibility period.

“I could not be happier for Amanda and Jesse to receive this well-deserved recognition,” said Mike Fredrick, Vice President / Market Manager of Hubbard Interactive Cincinnati. “Their hard work and passion for creating great content comes through not only on their show, but in the community with their audience. So proud to have our newest B-105 team bring this award home. Congratulations!”

“We could not be prouder of Amanda and Jesse,” said Patti Marshall, Operations Manager of Hubbard Interactive Cincinnati. “B-105 has a rich history of personalities who have won this award. Amanda and Jesse are now deservedly a part of this family tradition.”

“Amanda & Jesse winning their first, of hopefully many CMA Awards today for Large Market Personality Of The Year, brings to fruition a year of working very hard to entertain our listeners with fun and compelling content,” said Grover Collins, WUBE Program Director. “I, along with the entire staff, are very happy for the two of them!”

Hubbard Radio, LLC formed in 2011, when Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc., an American radio and TV broadcast pioneer, acquired 17 radio stations in four cities from Bonneville International. In addition to HBI’s legendary KS95 in Minneapolis – St. Paul, Hubbard Radio and its affiliates own stations in seven major U.S. markets: WTMX, WDRV, and WILV in Chicago; WTOP and WFED in Washington, DC; KQMV, KLCK, KRWM, KIXI and KKNW in Seattle; KUPD, KDKB, KSLX, KDUS and KAZG in Phoenix; WIL, WARH and WXOS in St. Louis; and WUBE, WKRQ, WREW and WYGY in Cincinnati. Hubbard Radio also operates three Minneapolis – St. Paul stations still owned by HBI: KSTP (FM), KSTP (AM) and KTMY.

Winner of numerous recognitions for community service, including multiple NAB Crystal Radio awards, Hubbard Radio works to reinforce its belief that highly rated and successful stations can and should give the most commitment and service back to their employees and communities. Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. is a family-run and operated business founded in 1923. In addition to radio, HBI owns twelve TV stations in Minnesota, New York and New Mexico, satellite and cable television networks, and a major production company.