Joe Difffie joins the station as midday host, effective Monday, April 1st, and will voice track his shows from Nashville and from his various tour stops. He will maintain an active touring schedule.
Diffie, a Tulsa native, remembers hearing his music for the first time on Big Country sister station KVOO/TULSA, and said, “When they played ‘Home,’ that’s when it hit me that I was on my way. I’ve wanted to try my hand at voice work for a while now, so when Big Country approached me to host, it seemed like the perfect time and the perfect place. It’s even better that they’re allowing me to do it remotely so I can continue to tour as much as ever.”
“Home” was the first of Diffie’s #1 hits, which also include “If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets),’ “Third Rock From The Sun,” “Pickup Man,” and “Bigger Than The Beatles.”
KXBL PD Brian Jennings said, “Joe’s music is a reflection of the dominance of Oklahoma artists that have become part of the Country music soundtrack across the nation. And Big Country is the only station in Tulsa that is positioned to properly celebrate that legacy. Think about the influence that Oklahoma music has on the nation: Joe Diffie, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Toby Keih... Having Joe on as part of the team brings Tulsa pride to his national status. I am proud.”
Added Diffie, “Whether I’m home in Nashville or on the road, it’s so awesome to know that my mom and family back home can listen to me every day.”