Music Industry News Network [02-23-2013]
The Bobby Bones Show To Launch Nationwide On 35 Country Radio Stations Beginning February 25
Premiere Networks, the number one audio network in the U.S., announced that 35 country radio stations will carry The Bobby Bones Show, which will launch nationwide Monday, February 25. As the affiliate count continues to rapidly expand, the program, which transitioned from a CHR format and debuted on Nashville's The BIG 98/WSIX yesterday, February 18, will launch in the following top stations/markets: WFUS-FM/Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL; KSD-FM/St. Louis, MO; WCKY-FM/Findlay, OH; KWNR-FM/Las Vegas, NV; KASE-FM/Austin, TX; WCKT-FM/Ft. Meyers-Naples, FL; KNST-FM/Tucson, AZ; KTGX-FM/Tulsa, OK; KBQI-FM/Albuquerque, NM; KHEY-FM/El Paso, TX; KTOM-FM/Monterey-Salinas, CA; WAVW-FM/Ft. Pierce, FL; WMAD-FM/Madison, WI; KSWF-FM/ Springfield, MO; WSTH-FM/Columbus GA; KMFX-FM/Rochester, MN; KYKR-FM/Beaumont, TX; WTXT-FM/Tuscaloosa, AL; WOBB-FM/Albany, GA and more. For full list contact Premiere Public Relations.
The news was announced during a press conference hosted by The Big 98/WSIX at the Country Music Hall of Fame's legendary Ford Theater in Nashville. To kick off the event Country star Brad Paisley shared a special video message with Bones and revealed the national markets where The Bobby Bones Show will launch on February 25. Paisley will also appear as Bones' first guest, adding to the excitement of the syndication launch. WSIX's Amy Paige and The AntMan then hosted a Q&A session with Bones, followed by special appearances from Country music stars including Jake Owen, Gloriana, Joe Nichols, Craig Campbell, Jana Kramer, Josh Thompson, Dustin Lynch, Parmalee, Brett Eldridge, Chris Janson, The Farm, Eric Paslay, Jon Pardi, Charlie Worsham, Kristin Kelly, Greg Bates and Joel Crouse, who all stopped by to give Bones and his co-hosts Lunchbox and Amy a warm welcome. To download b-roll of the press conference, click the following link: http://www.wsix.com/pages/pressconference.html.
Broadcasting live from WSIX in Nashville, The Bobby Bones Show airs weekday mornings from 5 to 10 a.m. CT. Each day, hosts Bobby Bones, Lunchbox and Amy welcome the biggest names in country music and entertain listeners with their unique mix of pop-culture news and information, crazy stunts and hilarious conversations. The Bobby Bones Show is also available on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, Clear Channel's all-in-one free digital listening service.
Country Top 30 with Bobby Bones, a new four-hour weekend country music program, will launch nationwide, the weekend of March 2 and 3. The weekly countdown show will feature hosts Bones, Lunchbox and Amy as they showcase the top Country songs, in addition to sharing their conversations with the artists. Originating from Nashville, Country Top 30 with Bobby Bones is available for air Saturday or Sunday between 6 a.m. and midnight local time. In addition, Bones will continue to host his weekly FOX Sports Radio program, Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. PT on nearly 300 radio stations nationwide, also available on iHeartRadio and XM169.
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