Bubba The Love Sponge Clem Taken Off Air
Bubba the Love Sponge Show has been taken off Tampa Bay WBRN-FM 98.7 this month. Listeners will hear Christmas music during the allotted time and come January the show will no longer be broadcasted by Beasley Broadcast Group’s WBRN,” said lawyer Todd Foster, who represents Todd Clem (Bubba The Love Sponge)
“Beasley has elected to perform a format change,” Foster said on Monday to the Tampa Bay Times. “If you turn on the channel now you’ll hear Christmas music. After the new year, it will be a new music format.”
A spokeswoman with Naples-based Beasley Media Group confirmed the change to the Tampa Bay Times.
“Beasley looks forward to continuing its relationship with Bubba and The Bubba the Love Sponge Show on WRXK / 96K-ROCK in Ft. Myers, Florida,” said Soni Dimond, a spokeswoman to the Times.
Clem’s career in Tampa Bay is unclear at this time. He has been the center of many controversies in the past few years. One of the most recent being a ratings-tampering lawsuit filed against him by Nielsen, which is claiming $1 million in damages. Clem admitted to the charges last year.
“We are still in the discovery phase,” Foster said to the Times, adding that he doesn’t expect much movement in the case in the next few weeks. “We’re just waiting for the court to rule. We’ll see what happens.”
Back in 2001 Clem was charged with animal cruelty after castrating and slaughtering a pig on air. Three years later he lost his job at Clear Channels after racking up $755,000 in fines from the Federal Communications Commission for indecent behavior.
Then in 2006 Clem recorded Hulk Hogan having sex with Clem’s wife, which was then leaked to Gawker. That case was settled in court. In 2013, he won a vicious defamation suit against a rival DJ, Todd Schnitt.