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CC Launches Syndicated Country Morning Show

CC Launches Syndicated Country Morning Show: More details have emerged about Clear Channel's plans for a new morning show out of Nashville. As reported earlier this morning, WSIX/Nashville will serve as the flagship station for Premiere's nationally syndicated The Bobby Bones Show, which will transition from Clear Channel Top 40 stations to a number of the company's Country outlets. Bones and show members Lunchbox and Amy will debut on WSIX Feb. 18, originating the show from the company's 16th Ave. Nashville studios from 5-10am CT weekdays. Currently, he is based at CC's Top 40 KHFI/Austin; Premiere has syndicated his now discontinued Top 40 show since 2011.
Beginning Feb. 25, the show will bow on sister stations including KASE/Austin, KSD/St. Louis, KTGX/Tulsa, KYKR/Beaumont, WCKT/Ft. Myers, FL, WOBB/Albany, GA and WTXT/Tuscaloosa, AL. The KASE Bama, Rob & Heather morning show is moving across the hall to KVET. Websites in St. Louis and Tulsa showed local morning shows as of Sunday night – no details on their status was available at press time – with the other four stations carrying the Premiere-syndicated Big D & Bubba. Additionally, Premiere will launch the Country Top 30 With Bobby Bones, a four-hour countdown, the weekend of March 2-3, also originating from Nashville.
"The Big 98 has a long and storied history delivering incredible morning radio to Nashville," says Michael Bryan, CC/Nashville OM and WSIX PD. "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 has been without a permanent morning show since the July departure of Billy Greenwood (CAT 7/20).
"Bobby is a tremendous talent," says Premiere EVP/Entertainment programming Jennifer Leimgruber. "His fun, natural and engaging approach to morning radio and passion for Country music will be great for the format and for listeners nationwide."
Adds Bones, "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!"

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