Chunky Bounces Back To His Big Boy Roots

105.1 The Bounce WMGC Detroit Classic Hip-HopAfter exiting Alpha Media Country “98.7 The Bull” KUPL Portland last week, the artist now fomerly known as Chunky is joining Beasley Classic Hip-Hop “105.1 The Bounce” WMGC Detroit for mornings.

Returning to the on-air name Big Boy that he used while working at nights at iHeartMedia CHR “Channel 95.5” WKQI Detroit from 2006 through 2009, he will join current WMGC morning host Shay Shay for “Big Boy In The Morning”. He used the Big Boy name early in his career at WNKS Charlotte, KZMG Boise, and WHBQ-FM Memphis prior to working in Detroit. After exiting WKQI in 2009 to join CBS CHR “92.3 Now” WNOW-FM New York for nights he was rebilled as Chunky and then went on to host mornings at XHTZ San Diego, WRDW-FM Philadelphia, and KUPL Portland.

Beasley’s 105.1 The Bounce is growing again, starting Monday, March 27th at 6 a.m.! Our newest addition will join “Shay Shay” to anchor every weekday morning. He has a very familiar name to Detroit. The Bounce is proud to welcome Big Boy:

Big Boy has been blessed to be able to talk on the radio for a living since he was 17 years old. It’s not only what he LOVES doing, it’s what’s in his blood. He’s had the privilege to travel to many cities to host radio shows, but whenever people ask what his FAVORITE city was, he ALWAYS says “Detroit!” His previous three years in Detroit from 2006-2009 were some of the best years of his life. He met so many people who listened to his show. When he got the opportunity to come back and host the morning show on THE BOUNCE, he JUMPED at this opportunity! “Not only are the city and the people here amazing, but THE BOUNCE literally plays my favorite songs!” Big Boy loves the music and enjoys listening to the station on his “off” time, as well as his “on” time.

“I’m SO excited to be working with Big Boy!” said 105.1 The Bounce Morning host Shay Shay. “We worked together earlier in our careers and had such great chemistry. He’s an amazing talent and I can’t wait to wake up Detroit every morning with an innovative, engaging and entertaining morning show!”

Detroit’s new station specializing in Throwback Hip Hop and R & B began rolling out our on air “Ambassadors” in December of 2016, mixing long time area radio favorites with a few new names who have moved to our city.

“This is a BIG THROWBACK to “good times” for our city!” added 105.1 The Bounce Program Director Al Payne. “I have been a huge fan of BIG BOY for a long time, yet being able to add him to this station and our cast of Bounce Ambassadors is EPIC! Out of everywhere he’s been, he says that there’s no love like DETROIT LOVE! If you partied with Big Boy from ’06 to ‘09—wait ‘til you hear him and Shay Shay now!”

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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