NEPTUNE - A New Jersey-based country radio station received national recognition when it was nominated twice for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Thunder 106 in Monmouth County is going up for Country Music Radio Station of the Year in a Medium Market. The station is up against four others based in Tennessee, New York and California.

Party Marty Mitchell, a disc jockey for the popular station, was also nominated for On-air Personality of the Year in a Medium Market for the second year in a row.

The number one music station in the state hopes that their recognition will bring them to the top of the national charts as well.