Bobby Bones becomes youngest inductee into Radio Hall of Fame

The 37 year old popular host joins Dick Clark, Paul Harvey & others

Bobby Bones, host of iHeartMedia’s The Bobby Bones Show, was honored with induction into the National Radio Hall Of Fame this week at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, making him the youngest ever inductee at the age of 37 as he joins the ranks of radio greats such as Dick Clark, Paul Harvey, Larry King and Bob Kingsley. iHeartMedia’s Rod Phillips presented Bones with the honor.

Landing his first radio gig in his home state of Arkansas at age 17, Bones’ hard work and dedication in the industry led him to success as “the most powerful man in country music” (Forbes). After The Bobby Bones Show originally launched in Austin, it quickly established itself as one of the city’s top-rated morning shows. Since moving to Nashville in 2012, the show has become a nationally-syndicated radio program with 100+ affiliates, and Bones has developed a loyal audience of more than 5 million listeners weekly. Bones recently earned a CMA award for National Broadcast Personality of the Year and was also named ACM National On-Air Personality of the Year in 2014 and 2016.

Along with his radio show, Bones launched his popular podcast, BobbyCast, a “treasure trove of unusually candid anecdotes…” (Washington Post), which has been downloaded more than two million times, with 85+ episodes so far. Bones sits down with top names in the music industry – Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Maren Morris and John Mayer to name a few – for in-depth personal interviews. The podcast’s overwhelming success has paved the way for Bones to launch the Nashville Podcast Network, an eclectic collection of seven podcasts from a variety of Nashville-savvy hosts, giving listeners an inside look at the lifestyle and pop culture in Nashville. His memoir, Bare Bones: I’m not Lonely If You’re Reading This Book (Dey Street Books), landed at No. 1 on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers Lists.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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