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Bubba the Love Sponge is he coming back to Sirius XM? PDF Print E-mail
In Print: March 12, 2013

Bubba the Love Sponge says walking away from a lousy deal with Sirius XM a few years back was one of the biggest career mistakes of his life. The Tampa based radio host appeared on the Howard Stern Show Monday morning and said he's ready to pucker up and smooch the hind quarters of every executive at the company if it gets him his gig on satellite radio back.

Bubba the Love Sponge was featured on Howard Stern's secondary Sirius XM channel Howard 101 from 2006 through the end of 2010. When contract renewal time came, Bubba and his team got the cold shoulder from management, even after Howard Stern had officially re-upped for another five year contract. When Bubba's contract officially ran out at midnight on December 31, 2010 that he was taking it upon himself to permanently sever ties with Sirius and branch out on his own to internet radio. Two years later, Bubba told Stern that he is now willing to "kiss whoever's a** I need to" to get his deal back.

"I’d like to have some conversations, maybe come back here in some capacity," said Bubba.“I miss you guys so much. Probably one of the biggest mistakes I made was not accepting their pennies on the dollar offer, and just to have your rub. Just to be in your family is worth—ya know...Trying to kiss some a** to get back here. I’ll kiss whoever’s a** I need to. Robin’s, Fred’s, doesn’t matter. Even Benjy.” Bubba the Love Sponge appeared on Monday's Stern Show along with his new girlfriend Nikki, with whom he's already been discussing marriage.


Bubba The Love Sponge Show Keeps Growing
NEWSFEED RSS posted by Dan K
October 9,2014

TAMPA - Bubba the Love Sponge is a hard man to keep down.

The radio personality has been fired numerous times and a few years ago he had to deal with SiriusXM low-balling him in negotiations despite the fact that he had the second most popular show on satellite radio behind only Howard Stern. That diss followed one a few years earlier when SiriusXM had offered so little the the BTLS team had to go back to traditional terrestrial radio, a challenging place to be for the raunchy crew. That however did not stop Bubba from once again rebuilding his career from the ashes and finding a way to succeed in a medium that has mostly become bland hosts and dull jokes.

The outspoken host took to Twitter to celebrate the latest affiliate his show has picked up while throwing it in the face of his detractors.

When we start jan 5 in takao that will make it 9 affiliates. Not bad for a radio show that only attracts dirt footed morons.

6:22 PM - 8 Oct 2014 

Bubba clearly wants to share his success with his fans.

For all the dumb asses that think our show isn't on fire. Just picked up ANOTHER affiliate. A fm rock station in Georgia. Details soon!!

Bubba the Love Sponge (born Todd Clem), is a native of Warsaw, Indiana who began his radio career in 1986 at WPFR in Terre Haute while he was in college. He was Howard Stern’s first choice to join him in his celebrated launch on Sirius Satellite Radio on Jan. 9, 2006.

Bubba The Love Sponge Close To Inking A Deal This Week?
Sept 15, 2014

TAMPA — As noted earlier this month (NET NEWS 9/2) and corroborated again, ALL ACCESS hears that BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE not only has more than one opportunity in front of him, but that he could be leaning toward picking up a pen to sign with someone as early as this week. 

Could this new deal involve not only BUBBA in a Talk capacity, but have a Sports element to it?

If signed, that deal would likely begin JANYARY 1st, 2015, and would likely not only put BUBBA back on in TAMPA, but in how many other markets? Hmmmmmmm!

As the late, great PAUL HARVEY used to say: "Standby for news."