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Spiceboy leaving the Bubba the Love Sponge Show PDF Print E-mail
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In Print: Thursday, April 19, 2012


Bubba announced on this morning's show that Spiceboy aka Matt Loyd is leaving the Bubba the Love Sponge Show EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY to go to work at Cox station WHPT (102.5 The Bone)/Tampa nights from 7pm-10pm starting Monday 4/23/2012. Spice will fill the nighttime slot between “Cowhead” and “The Nick and Artie” show. He also is one of the new owners at St. Pete Kitchen restaurant.





 


Bubba the Love Sponge returns to local airwaves — in full attack mode
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  Reporter-Tampa Bay Business Journal
Jan 5, 2015, 2:53pm EST

 
 
 
 
TAMPA - It's war, people. War, I tell ya.

Bubba the Love Sponge Clem returned to the Tampa Bay airwaves Monday morning — on WHFS-98.7 FM, as was expected. He and his on-air cohorts spent their first few hours hurling taunts and insults at his morning show rival, Mike "Cowhead" Calta, who took Clem's spot at WHPT-102.5 "The Bone."

The two personalities, who characterize themselves as bitter enemies, spoke by phone on the air. According to Clem, Calta said on the radio that he would punch Clem in his "fat face."

Adding a bit of theater to the war of words, Calta parked his tour bus — which touts his radio show and his band, Pitbull Toddler — outside Clem's studio off Cypress Avenue in Tampa's Westshore area.

Inside the studio — which is tricked out like a nightclub with full bar and stage — staffers walked around in camouflage T-shirts emblazoned with "Operation Bury the Bone."

Clem was perched, throne-style, at his workstation, which has the trappings of a DJ booth, while his sidekicks sat at floor level facing him.

Just after 9 a.m., Clem hosted the media for an on-air Q&A.

He confirmed some things that have been widely reported, and offered a few further details:

Cox fired him (not his words) in August and paid him his "seven-figure" compensation to stay off the air until Dec. 31.

He was wooed by Clear Channel's iHeartRadio and gave serious consideration to returning to WXTB-FM "98Rock," where he started his Bay area career. CBS radio was also part of the "bidding war," Clem said.

When CBS vacated the market by swapping stations with Beasley Broadcast Group, Beasley vied for his services "in the 11th hour," Clem said. "And gave me an offer I couldn't refuse."
 

Clem did not provide financial details of his deal with Beasley.

He did reveal that the new operator, which owns six Tampa Bay stations, is building 98.7's programming around Clem's a.m. show, and will have a plan in place by February.

Asked if his talk-intensive show could change, perhaps to include music, Clem said he was not sure, although he has final say-so. "We have veto power over the format they pick," he added, referring to Beasley. "At the end of the day, we're kind of our own bosses."

Clem also alluded to a potential move to another dial position owned by Beasley. That is widely believed to be WRBQ-FM (Q-105), which has a much stronger, market-wide signal than WHPT. 
 
 
 
                                                   

 

 


 
Bubba The Love Sponge Clem returning to Tampa airwaves
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10 News Staff, WTSP
12:42 p.m. EST January 2, 2015

 
 
 
TAMPA - Bubba the Love Sponge Clem will return to Tampa Bay radio waves on Jan. 5 to WHFS-98.7 FM after departing from The Bone 102.5 in August of 2014.
 
To celebrate his return, Bubba is teaming up withKer's WingHouse Bar & Grill to add some 'spice' to their menu with the addition of 'Bubba Style Wings'. 
 
"This is a man's man wing," explains Bubba the Love Sponge Clem. "It's big, meaty and definitely not for wimps."
 
All 24 WingHouse locations are now serving the unique wings which are double-breaded, double-sauced in WingHouse's famous Dallas Sauce and all drum.
 
"Bubba the Love Sponge Clem has a huge following, so this offers an opportunity for his fans and everyone else to enjoy, what I must admit, are delicious wings he developed," says Crawford Ker, CEO and founder of Ker's WingHouse Bar & Grill.
 
"It's really an honor," Bubba adds. "I'm a huge fan of WingHouse, so I've been ordering wings made this way for a long time now. I can't wait for everyone to taste the deliciousness for themselves."