by Luke Jones
Posted 11/18/2013 09:37 am
Updated 5 months ago
Radio personalities Bob Robbins and Jennifer Trafford will be leaving Little Rock country music station KSSN 96 FM.
According to a news release from station owners Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Little Rock, the two DJs will move to KMJX-FM, 105.1 (The Wolf), also owned by Clear Channel. The Bob Robbins & Jennifer Trafford Show will air weekdays on The Wolf from 5 to 10 a.m.
Robbins has been involved in Little Rock radio since 1972 and his program has aired on KSSN since 1979.
"He helped build the KSSN brand as a dominant station in the market and has been a champion for the local community," the release says. "Robbins has also been recognized by the radio industry including a Country Music Association award for radio personality of the year and a Marconi Award, as well as being inducted into the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame."
Replacing Robbins' show on KSSN will be The Bobby Bones Show, a syndicated program based in Nashville. It will be airing weekdays from 5 to 10 a.m.
"It’s been a great 34 years helping to build one of America’s leading radio stations and I’ve loved every minute of being on KSSN," Robbins said in the release. "I’m looking forward to moving over to The Wolf 105.1 to play the country music that’s been a large part of my career. I still love KSSN and wish Bobby Bones and all my friends and radio family there continued success."
KSSN, a long-time radio ratings leader, was the champion this summer for listener ratings reported to Nielsen Audio, the new name for the rating system long known as Arbitron.
In the Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski and Saline counties survey area, KSSN had a rating of 9.5, just 0.1 percentage point lower than in the same period last year. Just behind KSSN was KIPR-FM, 92.3 (Power 92) with a 7.1.