WUBE turns the big 5-0!

ALDEAN’S CONCERT AT RIVERBEND HIGHLIGHTS YEARLONG CELEBRATION

WUBE-FM (Cincinnati’s Country … B-105) celebrates its 50th birthday today. The station began playing Country Music in the Tri-State on April 1, 1969. Through several ownerships, it has never strayed from the format.

The first song ever played was “I’m Moving On” by Hank Snow. Since that tune, countless other Country Music stars – from Johnny Cash to Jason Aldean – have graced the playlist. Songs from the past five decades will fill the airwaves today to mark the occasion.

To further celebrate the milestone, Jason Aldean announced this morning on The Big Dave Show that his concert at Riverbend Music Center on Thursday, August 22 will be the official B-105 50th Birthday Bash. Along with Kane Brown and Dee Jay Silver on the bill, is Northern Kentucky native and Academy of Country Music (ACM) nominated, Carly Pearce. Carly grew up listening to B-105 and dreamed of one day being played on the station and performing on Riverbend’s stage. It’s two birthday wishes come true. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. through Riverbend.org.

Listen to Jason Aldean’s phone call to The Big Dave Show …

In addition to the City of Cincinnati’s Mayor, John Cranley proclaiming today as B-105 Day in Cincinnati, the station has also been honored many times in its existence. WUBE’s trophy case houses two Crystal Awards from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) recognizing its community service efforts; five Country Music Association (CMA) Station of the Year awards; one ACM Station of the Year award; and one NAB Marconi award for Country Station of the Year. WUBE DJs through the years have been feted with four CMA Personality of the Year awards and four ACM Personality of the Year awards. In all, WUBE or its on-air hosts have been nominated nationally over 40 times.

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