Award-winning radio host and TV personality Bobby Bones will soon receive an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas on May 14th. The Arkansas native will be celebrated during the All-University Commencement ceremony, taking place at Bud Walton Arena.
Originally from the town of Mountain Pine, Bones began his career in radio as a teenager on 105.9 KLAZ in Central Arkansas. Driven by passion and his love of philanthropy, the two-time New York Times best-selling author is a benefactor of The Razorback Foundation as a member of the “Cardinal and White,” an organization supporting student athletes’ scholarships and other financial expenses. Providing shoes and uniforms to Mountain Pine High School, Bones also awards select students annual scholarships.
The Bobby Bones Show, nationally affiliated with iHeart Radio, broadcasts to over 185 stations and gains the ears of millions of listeners each month. It is also the No.1 country morning show. The program has won two CMA Awards, four ACM Awards, and earned Bones’ induction, as the youngest-ever inductee, into the National Radio Hall of Fame.