Bobby Bones Show

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Bobby Bones Show
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Genre Comedy, talk, music
Running time 4 hours (including commercials)
Country United States United States
Home station WSIX-FM
Syndicates Premiere Networks
Starring Bobby Bones
Lunchbox
Amy
Eddie
Alayna
Ray
Nada
Morgan
Creator(s) Bobby Bones
KHFI-FM
Producer(s) Alayna
Air dates since 2003
Website Bobby Bones Show

The Bobby Bones Show is the name of an American syndicated weekday country radio morning show broadcast based at WSIX-FM in Nashville, Tennessee. It airs live from 6am to 11am eastern time. The show is syndicated by Premiere Networks in other markets in which iHeartMedia (formerly Clear Channel Communications) own country formatted stations. [1]

Bobby Bones is accompanied by co-hosts Lunchbox, Amy, Eddie, and Alayna. Jay Shannon is program director. According to iHeartMedia, the show is the number one rated morning show in Austin, Wichita, Amarillo, and Lubbock; though that may not actually be true.[2] On July 18, 2011, it was announced that Bobby signed a three-year extension to do mornings for Clear Channel's KHFI-FM, and also signed a deal with Premiere for syndication rights.[3]

Emergency Alert System Panic[edit]

The Bobby Bones Show was infamously known for setting off the Emergency Alert System that affected many viewers and listeners on October 24, 2014. During a segment discussing an EAS test that interrupted Game 2 of the 2014 World Series, somebody made the mistake of playing a YouTube clip of the 2011 national EAS test over the air. That led to the affiliates (listed above) of Bones' show that are EAS primary stations like his flagship WSIX in Nashville, in their market to send the Emergency Action Notification alerts out. This later cascaded to several TV stations and many AT&T U-verse systems, whose receivers in the Atlanta, Austin, and Detroit markets were "force tuned" on a certain major network affiliate "to receive the Emergency Alert Message". Unlike AT&T, most of the other broadcasters had that outdated timestamp in the audio not trigger the warning.[4][5] On May 19, 2015, iHeartMedia was fined $1 million for the incident, which was levied against all affiliates of the Bobby Bones Show that triggered the false alarm. The media group will also implement a three year compliance plan and remove all EAS tones or similar sounding sounds from all audio production libraries in order to avoid any further incidents.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Gary, Dinges (2008-04-29). "Bobby Bones signs deal to stay at KISS FM". Austin360.com. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  3. ^ "http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/93967/khfi-s-bobby-bones-inks-new-three-year-deal-expand". www.allaccess.com. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 201-07-19.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ Bobby Bones Show Triggers EAS Panic - Radio Insight (published October 26, 2014)
  5. ^ "Customers report strange emergency messages" - WAGA/MyFoxAtlanta (published October 24, 2014)
  6. ^ iHeart Fined $1 Million For Bobby Bones EAS Trigger - Radio Insight (published May 19, 2015)