Radio and TV personality Bobby Bones will be recognized with an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas during the All-University Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14 in Bud Walton Arena.
The Mountain Pine, Arkansas native started his radio career as a teen in central Arkansas on 105.9 KLAZ. Bones is a benefactor of The Razorback Foundation as a member of the “Cardinal and White,” the organization giving initiative to support student-athlete scholarships and other expenses. He also provides shoes and uniforms to the athletic programs at Mountain Pine High School, and awards annual scholarships to selected students.
Bones is the host of the nationally syndicated iHeartRadio The Bobby Bones Show, which broadcasts to over 185 stations and is the No. 1 country morning show with millions of monthly listeners. The show is a 2x CMA award-winner, 4x ACM award-winner, and earned Bones the title of youngest-ever inductee into the prestigious National Radio Hall of Fame.
Additionally, his breakout TV series for National Geographic, Breaking Bobby Bones, is streaming now on Disney. He has also recently served as the official in-house mentor on American Idol, won season 27 of Dancing with the Stars, and serves as host and executive producer of Circle Network’s Opry.
Bones’ BobbyCast podcast, which features long-form interviews with top artists and industry figures, has been downloaded nearly 20 million times. He is also a two-time New York Times No. 1 bestselling author and touring stand-up comedian.
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