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John Boy & Billy

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John Isley and Billy James, known as John Boy & Billy, are American radio hosts based in Charlotte, North Carolina. They primarily broadcast on 99.7 WRFX-FM “The Fox.” Their comedic morning program The John Boy & Billy Big Show broadcasts from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. eastern time in several southern states via syndication through Clear Channel Communications.

The show is especially popular in North Carolina. Their broadcasts cater to a “redneck” crowd, and is often simulcast on both classic rock and country music radio stations. The format consists of talk segments intermixed with contests and mild skit-based humor. Broadcast states include North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The duo frequently interview musicians, comedians, NASCAR drivers, professional wrestlers, and other public figures. Robert Earl Keen, Killer Beaz, Tim Wilson, and Rodney Carrington are occasional guests. They also market grilling sauce in a variety of flavors which can be purchased in supermarkets in the southern United States.

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John “John Boy” Isley - John Isley (born March 28, 1956) is from Graham, North Carolina. He is the host of the Big Show. Before entering comedy, he worked as a gas station attendant, but started in radio by running the tapes on his hometown radio station in 1975.

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