Bobby Bones has some ‘plainin’ to do. Even though he says it’s not a stunt, nationally syndicated radio morning drive personality Bobby Bones has tweeted that he’s been offered a job outside of radio and he’s considering leaving the medium. He’s tweeting it now to let listeners know the truth and that he’ll be signing off of Twitter over the weekend while he considers his future and has discussions with Clear Channel’s Jay Shannon, Michael Bryan and Rod Phillips. He’ll announce his intentions on home station WSIX, Nashville at 12:00 today a few hours after his morning show ends.
Clear Channel recently switched Bones from CHR mornings where he was competing with Ryan Seacrest and Elvis Duran, to Country, making him their number one syndicated talent in the Country format. Clear Channel and Premiere Networks have spent a lot of time and money developing Bones and his crew into a national country morning show, he’s now on over 60 stations and Clear Channel has him set to host its first iHeartRadio Country music Festival in Austin. Come on…really?
Bones says, in part, “I never wanted money to come into play in these decisions. But sometimes it does have actual influence, and I have the chance to do something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time.”
Bone’s has gotten a lot of publicity with the announcement and he insists this is not a stunt, but if there is any truth to this there will not be a drop of rain in London for the rest of 2014.