The Bobby Bones Show
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|Genre||Comedy, talk, music|
|Running time||4 hours (including commercials)|
|Producer(s)||Ray Slater and Morgan Massengill|
|Air dates||since 2003|
|Website||Bobby Bones Show|
The Bobby Bones Show is the name of an American nationally syndicated weekday country radio morning show. The Bobby Bones Show originates from studios at WSIX-FM in Nashville, Tennessee. The show, which is syndicated by Premiere Networks, launched nationwide on Country radio in February 2013 and reaches millions of listeners on nearly 100 stations, including markets such as Washington, D.C., Boston, MA, and Miami, FL. The program is also heard nationally via iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's free all-in-one streaming music and live radio service digital service. In June, 2014 it was announced that Bobby Bones had signed a long term contract extension with iHeartMedia (formerly Clear Channel Media and Entertainment).
Prior to 2013, The Bobby Bones Show was a Top-40 based program, also syndicated by Premiere Networks. Jay Shannon was the program director. On July 18, 2011, it was announced that Bones had signed a three-year extension to do mornings for Clear Channel's KHFI-FM, and also signed a deal with Premiere for syndication rights.
The Raging Idiots
The Raging Idiots is a band which features Bobby Bones and Eddie from the Bobby Bones Show. The Raging Idiots helps raise money for Haiti, St. Jude, and other charities. In 2013, after the BBS was in Nashville, they were asked to perform in a charity event which resulted in their first public appearance. Their first concert outside of Nashville was in Wichita, KS. Currently they have played over 40 charity shows and have raised over $1.5 million for charities.
On June 2, 2015 The Raging Idiots signed a record deal with Black River Entertainment.
Incident involving replay of Emergency Alert System tones
The Bobby Bones Show set 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 locally on Nashville Fox affiliate WZTV, the show played a YouTube clip of the 2011 national EAS test over the air. That led to the affiliates of Bones' show that are EAS primary stations, including flagship WSIX in Nashville, in their market to inadvertently send Emergency Action Notification alerts, along with the show's national feed. This later cascaded to several other radio stations and television stations, some cable systems, and many AT&T U-verse systems, whose receivers in the Atlanta, Austin, and Detroit markets were "force tuned ... to receive the Emergency Alert Message". 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 also was directed to 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.
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- Bobby Bones Show Triggers EAS Panic - Radio Insight (published October 26, 2014)
- "Customers report strange emergency messages" - WAGA/MyFoxAtlanta (published October 24, 2014)
- iHeart Fined $1 Million For Bobby Bones EAS Trigger - Radio Insight (published May 19, 2015)