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Featured Spotlight Station: B97 "The BIG Hoss"

Live365's "Featured Spotlight Station" this week is B97 "The BIG Hoss"! We spoke with Tony Raven about the station's setup, what listeners can expect to hear, and the station's favorite songs. Check out the interview below!

What brought you to Live365?

Live365 provides a great broadcast platform with easy access for the listeners.

What's your studio like?

The station uses Station Playlist broadcasting software. All of the DJs (Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, & Texas) broadcast remotely using SPL Remote Voice Tracker. The main studio is equipped with 2 Shure SM7B microphones and 2 DBX 286 vocal processors. The mixing board is a Mackie ProFX 12. Headphones are Shure SRH1540 and Sennheiser HD 660S with a Sterling multi-channel amplifier.

What can listeners expect when they tune in to your station?

Our format is a mixture of Today's Hit Country, 80s and 90s Country, and Classic Country from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

Our listeners will hear a variety of live broadcasts including "The Retro Lunch Hour w/ Bob" (Noon - 80s & 90s Country), "The All-Request Drive @ 5 with Tony Raven," and "The Classic Country Jukebox w/Bob" (Saturday mornings at 10:00 AM - Classics from the 50s, 60s, & 70s).

What has been your favorite moment as a DJ/Station Manager so far?

I enjoy working with the B97 "On-Air" talent and interacting with the listeners.

What is the best concert you've ever attended, and why?

Rolling Stones in 1981 at The Super Dome in New Orleans. George Thorogood was the opening act.

What artist (dead or alive) would you love to see live, but haven't had the chance to see?

Brooks & Dunn

We asked for some of the station's favorite songs. Here's what they had to say!

Some of our most requested tracks are:

  1. Beer Never Broke My Heart - Luke Combs
  2. God's Country - Blake Shelton
  3. Rumor - Lee Brice
  4. Bones - Maren Morris
  5. Whiskey Glasses - Morgan Wallen
  6. All To Myself - Dan & Shay
  7. Some Of It - Eric Church
  8. Rearview Town - Jason Aldean
  9. The Ones That Didn't Make It Back Home - Justin Moore
  10. Southbound - Carrie Underwood

Listen to B97 "The BIG Hoss" on Live365.com, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram!

Live365 Broadcasters! Want the chance to be featured? Fill out the form at the following link: Featured Spotlight Submission Form. (Duplicate station entries will only be featured once. Must have a Live365 Broadcaster account.)

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