Update 4:45pm: Claiming that he didn’t expect the amount of attention his teaser had received, Bones has revealed in a YouTube video that he has turned down a television offer and will remain with his Clear Channel morning show.
Original Report 11:00am: Is Clear Channel’s syndicated Country morning host Bobby Bones exiting less than a year after moving to Nashville?
Bones has published a statement claiming that he’s gotten a “job” offer outside of radio that has him reconsidering his desire to host mornings. Claiming that he has a deadline of Monday at 3pm to accept that offer, Bones will make his decision in a Lebron James like manner on flagship 97.9 WSIX at 12pm Monday.
made some grammar corrections. wrote my statement hastily last night. here is my official word. pic.twitter.com/Cwf1y6LZJB
— Bobby Bones (@mrBobbyBones) January 31, 2014
While insisting that it’s not a stunt for ratings, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a promotional stunt. Is it coincidental that Tuesday, February 4 is the anniversary of the announcement that Bones was departing CHR “96.7 Kiss-FM” KHFI Austin to move to Nashville? Or is it connected to Bones’ hosting Clear Channel’s IHeartRadio Country Festival taking place in late March in Austin?