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'Bubba Bo' Boulanger Retiring From Eagle 93.3 Friday

"Bubba Bo" has hosted Eagle Country 93.3 since 2005.
Courtesy WSCH-FM
"Bubba Bo" has hosted Eagle Country 93.3 since 2005.

Eric "Bubba Bo" Boulanger, a Tri-State radio personality for nearly four decades, retires Friday from the WSCH-FM "Eagle Country 93.3" morning show.

Boulanger came from Indianapolis to old news-talk WCKY-AM in 1982 as a sports reporter.  He's done mornings at the Lawrenceburg country station for 16 years.


In 1986, he joined country music station WUBE-FM, and worked with former Q102 DJ Jim Fox. Before Boulanger left in 2001, he was part of B105's four nominations for County Music Association's large market Personality of the Year. He was on country WYGY-FM 2001-03 before joining Eagle Country in April 2005.

While at WYGY-FM in 2001, he explained his radio success to me this way: "I'm not an air personality or a DJ. I'm just a regular guy like the people who listen to the radio."

In January, Boulanger returned to WLW-AM's late night lineupby hosting a one-hourAmerica's Truckin' Networkrecorded show airing at midnight-1 a.m. with Ed "Mr. Motorkote" Gibbs of MotorKote engine lubricants, a longtime ATNsponsor. The one-hour ATN fills the gap on WLW-AM between Gary Jeff Walker's 9 p.m.-midnight show and the nationally syndicated 1-6 a.m. Red Eye Radio talk show.

Boulanger has been on and off ATNover the years. He hosted weekends until a 2007 budget cut; later returned to weekends until 2014, when he quit because he was working seven days a week on WSCH-FM and WLW-AM; but came back to WLW to host one night a month. WLW-AM canceled the ATN last November.

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John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.