Premiere Networks, the number one audio network in the U.S., announced today it will syndicate The Bobby Bones Show on Country radio stations nationwide. The program, which is transitioning from a CHR format, will debut on Nashville’s The BIG 98/WSIX on February 18 and will air in the Monday through Friday, 5 to 10 a.m. CT timeslot, as well as the station’s simulcast on SiriusXM channel 57. Beginning February 25, The Bobby Bones Show will launch nationwide on the following Country radio stations: KSD-FM/St. Louis, Mo.; KTGX-FM/Tulsa, Okla.; KASE-FM/Austin, Texas; WCKT-FM/Ft. Myers, Fla.; KYKR-FM/Beaumont, Texas; WTXT-FM/Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and WOBB-FM/Albany, Ga.; with more to come. Plus, the program will be heard on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, Clear Channel’s all-in-one free digital listening service.
Premiere Networks to Launch The Bobby Bones Show and Country Top 30 with Bobby Bones on Country Radio Stations Nationwide (Photo: Business Wire)
Broadcasting live from WSIX in Nashville, The Bobby Bones Show is a fresh take on Country morning radio. The transition from CHR to Country was a collaborative decision between Bobby Bones and Premiere Networks.
“Bobby has always had a strong interest in Country and with the success of his show in the CHR format, we have no doubt the program will resonate with this new audience and see much continued growth and success,” said Jennifer Leimgruber, Premiere Networks EVP of Entertainment Programming. “Bobby is a tremendous talent. His fun, natural and engaging approach to morning radio and passion for Country music will be great for the format and for listeners nationwide.”
In addition, Country Top 30 with Bobby Bones, a new four-hour weekend Country music program, will launch nationwide the weekend of March 2 and 3. Each week, Bones, Lunchbox and Amy will showcase the top Country songs, in addition to sharing their conversations with the artists. Originating from Nashville, the show will be available for air Saturday or Sunday between 6 a.m. and midnight local time.Bones stated, “When we created The Bobby Bones Show back in 2002, we wanted to give listeners a fun, real and entertaining morning show. More than 10 years later, that’s what continues to drive us every day. Moving to a Country format is an amazing opportunity to expand our program to a new audience and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the connection between the artists, music and fans that makes the Country music industry so unique. Nashville, here we come!” For affiliations, please call Premiere Networks at 818-377-5300 or visit www.PremiereRadio.com. About Bobby Bones Born and raised in Arkansas, Bobby Bones began his radio career at Henderson State University’s KSWH 91.1 The Switch at the age of 17, where he graduated with a degree in Radio/TV. During that time, he also worked at KLAZ 105.9 in Hot Springs, Ark. In 2002, Bones was hired by Q100/KQAR in Little Rock, Ark., and The Bobby Bones Night Show was born. In 2003, Bones moved to Austin, Texas where he began hosting The Bobby Bones Show Monday through Friday from 5-10 a.m. CT on 96.7 KISS FM. Joined on-air by Lunchbox and Amy, they attracted listeners in droves, as well as top rankings in the market. For his work on the program, Bones was named “Austin Radio Personality of the Year” in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and Austin’s Alliance of Women in Media honored the program with their “Radio Personality of the Year” award seven years in a row. The Bobby Bones Show joined Premiere Networks national lineup in 2011 and was nationally syndicated on CHR radio until February 2013. In 2012, Bones and his long-time friend/tennis star Andy Roddick joined FOX Sports Radio’s weekend lineup. Bobby Bones, a sports, pop-culture and entertainment program, airs Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET/10 a.m. to 1 p.m. PT on nearly 300 radio stations across the country. In addition to his radio work, Bones hosted The Almost Late Show with Bobby Bones and Airwaves on METV, and was featured in the movie Bandslam with Vanessa Hudgins. He has filled in as guest host on Live! With Kelly, appeared as a guest on Headline News and has been featured on CNN. Bones is also known for his charitable work, volunteering for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters programs. When he’s not working, Bones spends time hanging out with his dog Dusty or interacting with listeners via Twitter and Facebook. For more information, please visit www.BobbyBones.com . About Premiere Networks Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, syndicates 90 radio programs and services to more than 5,000 radio affiliations and reaches over 190 million listeners weekly. Premiere is the number one audio content provider in the country and features the following personalities: Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Bob & Tom, Delilah, Steve Harvey, Blair Garner, George Noory, John Boy and Billy, Big Tigger, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Randi Rhodes, Nikki Sixx, Kane, Andy Dean, Mario Lopez and others. For more information, please visit www.PremiereRadio.com or www.facebook.com/PremiereRadio.