The Bobby Bones Show

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Bobby Bones Show
GenreComedy, talk, music
Running time5 hours (including commercials)
Country of originUnited States United States
Home stationWSIX-FM
SyndicatesPremiere Networks
StarringBobby Bones
Lunchbox
Amy
Eddie
Raymond
Morgan
Morgan #2
Mike D.
Hillary
Created byBobby Bones
KHFI-FM Austin
Produced byRaymond Slater and Morgan Massengill
Original release2003 – present
WebsiteBobby Bones Show

The Bobby Bones Show is an American nationally syndicated country music radio morning show. The Bobby Bones Show originates from studios at WSIX-FM in Nashville. The show is syndicated by Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia. It launched nationwide on Country radio in February 2013 and reaches millions of listeners on nearly 100 stations, including radio markets such as Washington, D.C., Chicago, Boston, and Miami. The station is heard weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Central Time with a "best of" show on Saturday mornings. In some markets, the show is recorded and heard in the evening.

The program is also heard nationally via iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's free all-in-one streaming music and live radio service digital service.[1][2] In June 2014, it was announced that Bobby Bones had signed a long-term contract extension with iHeartMedia (formerly Clear Channel Media and Entertainment).[3]

Prior to 2013, The Bobby Bones Show was a Top 40 based program, also syndicated by Premiere Networks. Jay Shannon was the program director.[4] On July 18, 2011, it was announced that Bones had signed a three-year extension to do mornings for Clear Channel's KHFI-FM Austin, and also signed a deal with Premiere for syndication rights.[5]

Bobby Bones is accompanied by co-hosts Lunchbox (Dan Chappell) and Amy (Moffett Brown), and sidekicks Eddie (Garcia), Raymond (Slater), Mike (Deestro), Morgan (Massengill), and Morgan #2 (Huelsman).[6]

The Raging Idiots[edit]

The Raging Idiots is a band which features Bobby Bones and Eddie from the Bobby Bones Show. The Raging Idiots helped raise money for earthquake relief in Haiti, the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, 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, Kansas. They have played over 40 charity shows and have raised over $1.5 million for charities.[7]

On June 2, 2015, The Raging Idiots signed a record deal with Black River Entertainment. They released their debut album “The Critics Give It 5 Stars” which was a number one record on the comedy charts. From the album, the singles were: “If I Was Your Boyfriend” and “Fishing With My Dad”. The Raging Idiots released an EP titled “The Next Episode EP” where the lead single “Namaste” was a number one comedy song. Followed by “Chick-Fil-a (...But It’s Sunday” reached number three on the comedy charts. [8]

Million Dollar Fine and Awards[edit]

The Bobby Bones Show set off the Emergency Alert System in a manner 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".[9][10] 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.[11]

[12] The Bobby Bones Show won the National On-Air Personality award at the ACM Awards in 2014, 2016 and 2018. In 2017, they took home a CMA Award for National Personality. November 2, 2017, Bobby Bones was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. He is the youngest inductee to ever receive this honor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Bobby Bones Show Radio Stations". Bobby Bones. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  2. ^ Bobby Bones, new to WMZQ, hosts a different kind of country music morning radio show Washington Post. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Bobby Bones Signs Long-Term Contract Extension – RadioInsight". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  4. ^ Gary, Dinges (2008-04-29). "Bobby Bones signs deal to stay at KISS FM". Austin360.com. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
  5. ^ "KHFI's Bobby Bones Inks New Three-Year Deal; Expands On Premiere Syndication". www.allaccess.com. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-07-19.
  6. ^ "Meet The Show". Bobby Bones. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  7. ^ "The BIG 98 Presents: Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots' Million Dollar Show for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital". premierenetworks. Retrieved 2016-03-31.
  8. ^ "Bobby Bones' Band The Raging Idiots Inks Record Deal". RoughStock. Retrieved 2015-10-19.
  9. ^ Bobby Bones Show Triggers EAS PanicRadio Insight (published October 26, 2014)
  10. ^ "Customers report strange emergency messages" Archived 2014-10-24 at the Wayback Machine. – WAGA/MyFoxAtlanta (published October 24, 2014)
  11. ^ iHeart Fined $1 Million For Bobby Bones EAS TriggerRadio Insight (published May 19, 2015)
  12. ^ Awards and Accomplishments

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