Pictured left to right: Back row — Tim Battles (The Bobby Bones Show), Brenda Black (Red Cross), Jennifer Robins (RC), Joel Sullivan (RC), Bobby Bones, David Kitchen (RC), Justin Cole (Premiere Networks), Robin Rhodes (PN), Eddie Garcia (BBS), Nada Taha (Clear Channel), Lunchbox (BBS), Abby Stuart (BBS) and Danny Oldani (BBS); Front row — Lizzie Clemons (BBS), Alayna Messer (BBS), Syndey Bottoms (BBS), Rachel Trottier (BBS), Amy and Ray (BBS)
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Premiere Networks’ The Bobby Bones Show presented the American Red Cross with a check for $135,060.71 to support tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma.
At a June 27, reception at the show’s WSIX(FM) radio studios in Nashville, Tenn., Joel Sullivan, regional CEO for the Tennessee Volunteer Region of the Red Cross, received the check on behalf of the organization.
After tornadoes tore through the city of Moore, Okla., The Bobby Bones Show reached out to friends on Music Row for help, according to a release. More than 60 country music artists donated personal items, concert tickets, signed memorabilia to be auctioned on eBay.com. From May 24–30, listeners and fans bid on the items to support the disaster relief effort. Broken Bow/Stoney Creek Records, Black River Entertainment and Big Machine Label Group also donated $5,000 each.
“We were blown away by the support from the country music community — from the artists and record labels to the fans,” said Bones.
“Thanks to the generosity of our community partners like The Bobby Bones Show, we were able to provide the funding for trained Red Cross caseworkers and other disaster volunteers to help and comfort Oklahomans with food, relief supplies, health services and emotional support,” said Sullivan.
The Bobby Bones Show is a country format program that airs weekdays from 5 to 10 a.m. CT.