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Big D & Bubba Podcasts




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Mornings - Big D and Bubba

When you're sitting in the car wondering if the person in the next car over in traffic thinks that you've lost your mind because you are seemingly laughing hysterically to yourself, or sitting in the parking lot at your destination waiting for us to finish a topic, silly phone call, interview, game or conversation.....We are right there with you. And with you all the way. We know how crazy life can be....and we want to be your goofy, chubby, best radio-friend refuge from the harsh reality of being pulled 100 different directions by your spouse, kids, boss, coworkers, etc.

If you are new to the show,! We hope to get to know you, and hope that you put up with us long enough to get to know us as well. Click on the bio's below to learn a little about each of us. If you've been a friend of ours for awhile, still click below, and see how well you know us!

By the way...because EVERYONE asks us.....We met in 1996 in Baton Rouge, La., where Big D was hosting a morning show and Bubba was hosting afternoons. We immediately hit it off, both on and off the air, and ended up pairing up to co-host a show together at the ripe old ages of 24!

On-Air Schedule

Monday 05:00am - 10:00am Big D and Bubba
Tuesday 05:00am - 10:00am Big D and Bubba
Wednesday 05:00am - 10:00am Big D and Bubba
Thursday 05:00am - 10:00am Big D and Bubba
Friday 05:00am - 10:00am Big D and Bubba
Saturday 06:00am - 10:00am Big D and Bubba

Middays - Greg Fletcher

I'm a Michigan native but I first came to the beautiful north in 1989. Even though I spent most of my time in radio playing other kinds of music, I'm most impressed with the passion and appreciation Country music fans have toward their favorite performers especially Big Country listeners. You guys are simply the best. My wife Brandy and I live in the straits area and we have 2 boys, Gabe and Eli. We love having movie nights together and in the summer we hang out with the family at the "old" country cabin on Mullet Lake.

On-Air Schedule

Monday 10:00am - 03:00pm Greg Fletcher
Tuesday 10:00am - 03:00pm Greg Fletcher
Wednesday 10:00am - 03:00pm Greg Fletcher
Thursday 10:00am - 03:00pm Greg Fletcher
Friday 10:00am - 03:00pm Greg Fletcher
Saturday 10:00am - 03:00pm Greg Fletcher

Afternoons - Susan

I've been in radio since 1987 after graduating from Specs Howard School of Broadcast Art and of all of the formats I have worked, this is my favorite. I love Country Music....everything about it, the artists, the songs, the concerts and especially the listeners! My favorite artists include Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban....well, too many more to list! When I'm not working, I like to watch movies, read a good mystery, kayak, bike ride, hang with my family, camp, and sing karaoke. I also love discovering new artists! If you want to see who I'm following, here's the link:

On-Air Schedule

Monday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Susan Melton
Tuesday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Susan Melton
Wednesday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Susan Melton
Thursday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Susan Melton
Friday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Susan Melton

Nights - Steve C

Hey, it’s Steve! I’ll be with you week-nights from 7p to 10p sharing some great country music together. When I’m not on the air you’ll probably find me at the lake, watching a game or hauling my daughters to some activity (they keep me busy). I can’t wait to get to know you all and maybe meet at one of the great fairs or festivals this summer! Till then… Country on...

On-Air Schedule

Monday 07:00pm - 10:00pm Nights with Steve C
Tuesday 07:00pm - 10:00pm Nights with Steve C
Wednesday 07:00pm - 10:00pm Nights with Steve C
Thursday 07:00pm - 10:00pm Nights with Steve C
Friday 07:00pm - 10:00pm Nights with Steve C

Fastlane - Nascar Steve


Since August 18th 2001, NASCAR Steve has served as the self-proclaimed Ambassador to NASCAR for Northern Michigan, taking a fan's perspective as he brings the world of NASCAR to the people of Northern Michigan and beyond.

It started simply enough with a twice weekly feature keeping fans up to date on the latest news of the sport and tons of information about the weekends events. NASCAR Steve's passion struck a cord with Northern Michigan race fans giving them a local source for the information they craved with a local host they could get to know!

Over the years NASCAR Steve has taken the role of ambassador seriously, traveling far and wide to bring fans a better perspective of the sport. Steve has reported live from 44 races at MIS, Bristol's August weekend, Champions weekend @ Homestead-Miami Speedway, Martinsville in October, the Milwaukee Mile, and the Cup Series Points Banquet in New York. Media credentials in hand Steve has also tracked down some of the biggest stars of the sport including Cup Series Champs Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, and Rusty Wallace just to name a few! In 2003 he got behind the wheel, attending Richard Petty Driving Experience and Track Time Driving School at MIS and in 2005, made the second cut for Reality Racing: the Rookie Experience reality TV show on Spike TV.

Steve's NASCAR notoriety hasn't changed the fact that he is a LOCAL personality; he has hosted over 450 live events, attended numerous nights at local tracks including Onaway, Cherry, Merritt, Kalamazoo and Northern Michigan Speedway, and helped promote the 2008 Chick-Fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride kickoff in Traverse City.

NASCAR Steve continues to be a BIG Northern Michigan favorite as "wheelman" for the FAST LANE every Monday and Friday at 10:00 AM Right after Big D and Bubba on Big Country 102.9

News - Mike Grisdale

A longtime radio veteran in Northern Michigan, Mike is also very active in his community. His busy schedule includes officiating basketball, serving several roles in his church (Cheboygan Catholic Community) and volunteering.

Besides handling news and sports duties on most Black Diamond Broadcasting stations, he also is an integrated marketing consultant for the company and has been the Voice of Cheboygan Chiefs football for over 35 years! Mike also serves as the Director of Marketing and the Foundation Director for Mackinac Straits Health System.

He is the proud father of three boys, Bryan, Matt and Adam. When he and his wife Sandy have free time, they enjoy spending it with their dog (Drake), traveling, concerts and sampling local restaurants.

"I have seen plenty of changes in radio over the year," said Grisdale. "But like most businesses, one thing doesn't change.... the importance of strong relationships. I have been fortunate to develop many wonderful relationships with staff, clients and most importantly, the audience

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Sunday Night - Bobby Bones

Country Top 30 with Bobby Bones, a four-hour music program, features hosts Bones, Lunchbox and Amy as they showcase the top Country songs and go beyond the music to share conversations with the artists. Sunday nights from 8-Midnight.
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