Rick and Bubba
|Running time||4 hours|
Bill "Bubba" Bussey
|The Rick & Bubba Show|
Bill 'Bubba' Bussey
Calvin 'Speedy' Wilburn
Michael 'Helmsey' Helms
|Country of origin||USA|
|Running time||4 hours
Live from 6:00am – 10:00am Central
|Original channel||Turner South|
|Original release||September 27, 2002 – April 28, 2006|
The Rick and Bubba Radio Show
The Rick and Bubba Show is heard each weekday morning on their flagship station WZZK and on over 50 radio stations in 15 states – mostly in the Southern United States. As of March 2009 The Rick and Bubba Show can be heard on XM Radio channel 158. The show can also be heard during afternoon drive in various radio markets around the United States. The show also airs on weekends on select Stations.
Rick and Bubba call themselves "The Two Sexiest Fat Men Alive." Their jokes about their weight problems were also evidenced in their annual "Big Fat Lotto" cash giveaway contests sponsored by WYSF. They often refer to their Christian faith and beliefs on air and have been regarded as a family-safe alternative to "shock jocks" often associated with morning radio. Their political beliefs are also very conservative.
On Monday February 11, 2008, the broadcast location of the show moved to the Rick and Bubba Broadcast Plaza and Teleport in Vestavia Hills, which houses the studio as well as management offices for the show. The new location allows fans to witness the show from the sidewalk inside Vestavia Hills City Center, as well as the Golden Ticket Seats inside The Red Velvet Lounge.
Their first book, Rick & Bubba's Expert Guide to God, Country, Family & Anything Else We Can Think Of (ISBN 0-8499-0992-9), was published in March 2006, and quickly became a best-seller at Amazon.com and Books-A-Million as well as making the New York Times best seller list at the number 7 spot in the Miscellaneous category.
- Rick & Bubba's Expert Guide to God, Country, Family & Anything Else We Can Think Of (ISBN 0-8499-0992-9), March 2006
- The Rick and Bubba Code: The Two Sexiest Fat Men Alive Unlock the Mysteries of the Universe (ISBN 0-8499-1877-4), June 2007
- Rick and Bubba for President: The Two Sexiest Fat Men Alive Take on Washington (ISBN 0-8499-1878-2), June 2008.
- Rick and Bubba's Big Honkin' Book of Huntin (ISBN 1-4016-0401-3), September 2008
- Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage (ISBN 1-4016-0399-8), June 2009.
- Rick and Bubba's Big Honkin' Book of Grub (ISBN 1-4016-0402-1), March 2010
- We Be Big: The Mostly True Story of How We Became Rick and Bubba (ISBN 1-4016-0400-5), March 2011
Rick and Bubba have released "best of" CDs every year since 1998. The 2006 release Radio Gold, Volume 1, reached the number 9 spot on the Billboard Top Comedy Albums chart.
- The Smell Of Success (1998)
- Stay In It! Volume 1 (1999)
- Stay In It! Volume 2 (1999)
- Hey Buddy... Ya Broadcasting (2000)
- A Radio Oddity (2001)
- She Commenced To Shaving (2002)
- Got It Like We Like It! (2003)
- How 'bout That! (2004)
- Pull Our Finger! (2005)
- Radio Gold (2006)
- ... and Cake (2007)
- 14 Years and Still No Awards (2008)
- Radio Revolution (2009)
- I Don't Think We Got the Tools to Pull This Off (2010)
- Good Night Look at That! (2011)
- Triple Option (2012)
- Again.... Let Me Be Clear (2013)
- XXL One Score and Several Pounds Ago (2014)
- "The Award Winning Rick & Bubba Web Site".
- "Construction under way on 'Rick and Bubba' show studio". Birmingham News. August 24, 2007.
- "Rick and Bubba for President". BAMM. May 29, 2008.