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I’ve been a loyal listener to local station, 94.7 WQDR for quite sometime…that is until now.
Things kind of changed, however, after I contacted both QDR and B93.9 with a request for the stations to play my friend, Tyler Barham’s, new song he released to country radio. B93.9 was the only station to, at least, acknowledge the request as QDR, I presumed, just ignored it. I was already pretty much done listening to QDR at that point as past song requests I’ve sent were also, presumably, ignored.
Then came Bobby Bones. He hosts a nationally-syndicated morning radio show that airs on B93.9. I’d read on social media about Bones dissing QDR and was curious as to why. According to a recap of his June 16 show, Bones said that QDR was “threatening to stop playing specific artists because they do liners for The Bobby Bones Show.” Liners are basically promotions for a show, etc. Bones also said he was not going to do anything about it and simply told listeners to boycott the station.
Still curious, I did a little search on Twitter to see what was being said. That’s when I found a two-part tweet from Bones calling out QDR yet again. The tweets are below…
(1 of 2) hey WQDR, stop calling record labels telling them you’re going to boycott their artists if they come on my show…..
— Bobby Bones (@mrBobbyBones) June 23, 2014
So far, it’s a mystery as to what the apparent “temper tantrum” was at the Tim McGraw concert, but I do have some ideas.