Renewal With iHeartMedia Keeps The Laughs Coming From Bob & Tom.
For “The Bob & Tom Show,” the fall of 2021 has been a big season for contract renewals. The latest comes as the venerable morning show signs a new long-team deal with longtime partner iHeartMedia. The deal keeps the Radio Hall of Fame morning show on 17 of the company’s stations, including flagship rocker “Q-95” WFBQ Indianapolis, where it has been based since its inception 38 years ago.
Last week the ensemble comedy show signed a new three-year extension with Westwood One, which syndicates the show to more than 100 affiliates. In late October, the program renewed its deal with Cumulus Media to continue to air across 18 of the company’s stations.
The freshly signed pact with iHeart extends a highly successful broadcast partnership that has spanned nearly four decades. The 17 iHeart stations that carry the program have done so for between 14 to 38 years.
“It’s an honor to continue our great relationship with Tom Griswold and his team,” said Brad Hardin, who has worked with the show in various capacities for decades and now serves as Chief Operating Officer for iHeartMedia’ National Programming Group. “How often do you get to say you’ve worked together for decades? Listeners across the country have become accustomed to starting their day laughing along with The Bob & Tom Show’s irreverent humor, and we’re excited that they are continuing to bring the laughs with this extended partnership.”
Following is a list of iHeart’s Bob & Tom affiliates and the length each station has aired the show:
Indianapolis, IN, WFBQ-FM, 38 years
Lexington, KY, WKQQ-FM, 25 years
Charleston, SC, WRFQ-FM, 25 years
Toledo, OH, WIOT-FM, 24 years
Madison, WI, WIBA-FM, 23 years
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA, KKRQ-FM, 23 years
Rochester, MN, KRCH-FM, 23 years
Farmington, NM, KDAG-FM, 23 years
Springfield, MO, KXUS-FM, 21 years
Bakersfield, CA, KDFO-FM, 21 years
Louisville, KY, WQMF-FM, 20 years
Dayton, OH, WTUE-FM, 20 years
Eau Claire, WI, WMEQ-FM, 19 years
Fort Smith, AR, KKBD-FM, 17 years