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What a week it has been!

Earlier this week, we found out that Kicks 99 and the Kicks Wake Up Krew won Best Local Radio Station & Best Local Radio Personality awards in the Cyber City’s Best of 2020, and now this…

CMA nominees were announced today (see the full list of artist nominees here.) In the broadcast & radio category, we just found out that Kicks 99 has been nominated for Small Market Station of the Year!

What an honor! Kicks 99 was the 2007 winner for Small Market Station of the Year, and we’ve been honored to be nominated several other times, including in 2011 and 2012, among other years.

The 54th annual CMA Awards will air live on ABC on November 11th.

You can watch the announcement video below. If you click play, you should start at the 16:55 mark, with our announcement!

CMA Awards 2020 Nominees Announcement

Nominees for "The 54th Annual CMA Awards" will be revealed Tuesday, Sept. 1, with select categories announced live on ABC's "Good Morning America" by Luke Co...

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Jenny Bender is one third of the Kicks Wake Up Krew on Kicks 99 in Augusta, Georgia, along with Cash & Dub. She's married to Chris Bender and is doting dog mom to their two rescue fur babies, Mary Poppins Bender & Truly Scrumptious Bender. Jenny is a karaoke queen who loves Jesus, country music, cheese, the color pink, and the smell of new books.