Dinges: ‘Bobby Bones Show’ heads to Canada


Highlights

“The Bobby Bones Show” is based in Nashville, Tenn., featuring sidekicks Amy and Lunchbox.

In Austin, Bones’ show airs mornings on KASE 101.

“The Bobby Bones Show” is bound for Canada.

Bones, who hosted mornings at Austin’s 96.7 Kiss FM before landing a nationally syndicated show heard on country stations in 130 U.S. cities, has inked a deal that will make his highly rated program available throughout Canada.

In Austin, his show airs mornings on KASE 101.

“The Bobby Bones Show” is now based in Nashville, Tenn., featuring sidekicks Amy and Lunchbox.

“‘The Bobby Bones Show’ is the most popular country radio show in the world,” said Rob Farina, Bell Media’s head of radio content, strategy and iHeartRadio Canada. “We are so proud to support ‘The Bobby Bones Show’ as they expand their reach and audience in Canada.”

Another show hosted by Bones, the weekly “Country Top 30 with Bobby Bones” program, is already heard in several Canadian markets across Ontario, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, British Columbia and Manitoba.

RELATED: How Bobby Bones became the biggest name in country music

New gig for ex-anchor

Longtime Austin newscaster Olga Campos Benz has segued into a new career, joining Austin-based Bloom Communications as community development director.

Campos Benz, who published a book last year, “It’s News to Me,” will work to raise Bloom’s profile in the Austin area by forging connections with community organizations.

“I am thrilled to join a team with such an active and meaningful role in our local community,” she said. “Bloom’s absolute commitment to giving back is more than an organizational program — it’s a foundational principle apparent in everything they do, and I’m proud to be a part of such a smart and genuinely kind agency.”

Bloom, which has offices in Austin and Portland, Ore., specializes in working with clients in the nonprofit and health-care sectors.

“The addition of Olga to our team is an extraordinary compliment to our success and how much we’ve accomplished over the last six years,” said Brianna McKinney, founder and president of Bloom Communications. “Olga’s ties to the Austin community, the extent of her experience, and her shared passion for philanthropy will be incredibly valuable to Bloom and our clients as we continue to grow.”

Learn more about Bloom at bloom-comm.com.

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