NEW YORK, NY, February 16, 2012 – Dial Global (NASDAQ: DIAL) is pleased to announce that Lon Helton, host of CMT's Country Countdown USA
, Dial Global’s popular weekly show, has won the 2012 Academy of Country Music Award for National On-Air Personality. It is the second time Helton has won the award, taking home his first in 2009.
Lon Helton has won the National Broadcast Personality of the Year Award from the Country Music Association an unprecedented five times (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010). He was inducted into the Country Disc Jockey Hall of Fame on February 14, 2006. Lon has hosted Country Countdown USA since its debut in 1992, each week inviting a different top country star to co-host as they count down the Top 30 songs in the USA.
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Dial Global (NASDAQ: DIAL) is a diverse radio programming and advertising sales company that provides vital content and services to more than 8,500 radio stations throughout the United States. Dial Global produces and/or distributes over 200 news, sports, music, talk and entertainment radio programs, services and digital applications, as well as audio content from live events. The company also produces the Dial Global 24/7 turnkey music formats as well as prep services, jingles and imaging. In addition, Dial Global serves as the largest sales representative for independent third party providers of audio content. For more information, visit www.dialglobal.com.