Bobby Bones Shifts From Top 40 To Country, Launching Daily National Country Show And Weekend Countdown Show
Show To Base Out Of WSIX/Nashville
February 4, 2013 at 6:21 AM (PT)
This morning at 7:20a (CT) CCM+E Top 40 KHFI (96.7 KISS FM)/AUSTIN syndicated morning man BOBBY BONES announced, in a simulcast on Country sisters KASE and KVET, that he was going to leave KHFI as of this FRIDAY (2/8) to begin his new nationwide Country show, syndicated via PREMIERE RADIO NETWORKS on FEBRUARY 25th, and the nationwide debut of the "COUNTRY TOP 30 WITH BOBBY BONES" the weekend of MARCH 2nd and 3rd.
BONES, along with co-hosts LUNCHBOX and AMY, will migrate to KASE to do mornings -- while KASE's current morning show of BAMA, ROB & HEATHER move to KVET -- but they will physically move to NASHVILLE to do the show from CCM+E Country WSIX (THE BIG 98) beginning FEBRUARY 18th.
CCM+E/NASHVILLE OM MICHAEL BRYAN said, "THE BIG 98 has a long and storied history delivering incredible morning radio to NASHVILLE. We're proud to welcome BOBBY and his team as we expand the mission of bringing NASHVILLE's New Country to the world -- from the place where it all begins."
WSIX's updated weekday programming lineup:
5-10a -- THE BOBBY BONES SHOW
10a-3p -- AMY PAIGE
3-7p -- THE ANTMAN
7:00p-12mid -- To Be Announced
KASE's updated weekday programming lineup:
6-10a -- THE BOBBY BONES SHOW
10a-3p -- ANNE HUDSON
3-7p -- CODY
7:00p-12mid -- JAMIE MARTIN
PREMIERE NETWORKS EVP/Entertainment Programming JENNIFER LEIMGRUBER noted, "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. 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 to airing on WSIX and KASE, THE BOBBY BONES SHOW, will also air on WSIX's SIRIUSXM CHANNEL 57 as well as affiliates KSD/ST. LOUIS, KTGX/TULSA, WCKT/FT. MYERS, KYKR/BEAUMONT, WTXT/TUSCALOOSA and WOBB/ALBANY, GA with more to come.
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!"