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Big D And Bubba Off In New Orleans And Baton Rouge


Back in September, Big D and Bubba announced they were leaving Premiere Radio Networks so they could have control of their own content, forming a company called Silverfish Media. That also meant Clear Channel stations carrying the program would probably drop them. This week, listeners in New Orleans (WNOE) and Baton Rouge (WYNK) are reacting to the show being gone. Baton Rouge Market Manager Mike Hudson tells that the syndication deal is the reason they are gone.

"Big D and Bubba were with us for 15 great years, and they're part of our family. They're being represented by a different network now," Hudson said. "We love those guys, but it's just business. We wish them the best in growing their business." Compass Media is now handling sales for the morning show duo. The Bobby Bones show is now being heard on both stations.

No comment from Compass Media although they are expected to announce affiliates when they officially take over the show in mid-January. And from what we hear, the affiliate count may even be higher than the 50 stations Premiere had the duo syndicated on. Big D and Bubba started in syndication nearly 15 years ago.

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