IHEARTMEDIA CHICAGO’S BIG 95.5 INTRODUCES “THE BOBBY BONES SHOW” TO THE MORNING LINEUP
CHICAGO – August 6, 2018 – BIG 95.5, Chicago’s New Country, announced today the debut of The Bobby Bones Show, effective August 13. The Bobby Bones Show will broadcast weekday mornings from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., joining more than 120 stations across the US and Canada.
Each morning, Bobby Bones and his co-hosts Amy, Lunchbox and Eddie welcome the biggest names in Country music and entertain listeners with their unique mix of pop-culture news and information, crazy stunts and hilarious conversations. The Bobby Bones Show recently garnered its third Academy of Country Music award for National On-Air Personality of the Year, following a 2017 Country Music Association award for National Broadcast Personality of the Year, and earned Bones the title of youngest-ever inductee into the prestigious National Radio Hall of Fame that same year. He has also been dubbed “the most powerful man in country music” by Forbes.
“Welcome to BIG 95.5 Mornings, Bobby Bones,” said Matt Scarano, President of iHeartMedia’s Chicago Region. “We are excited to add the most recognizable name in Country Radio to our morning lineup.”
“The Bobby Bones Show really connects with the core Country audience more than any other show that I have ever seen throughout my career,” said Lance Houston, BIG 95.5 Program Director. “I am truly confident that Bobby Bones and team will be an entertaining morning show for our one million-plus weekly Country Radio audience in Chicagoland, introducing them to popular features like ‘Tell Me Something Good’ and ‘Pimpin’ Joy.”
Big 95.5 is the leading media outlet in the Chicago market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with more than 1.7 billion app downloads and 110 million registered users.