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Nielsen & Bubba The Love Sponge Settle Ratings Tampering Lawsuit

Nielsen and Bubba The Love Sponge have come to a settlement agreement in their lawsuits alleging ratings tampering by Bubba in the Tampa market. Nielsen began investigating Bubba The Love Sponge in September 2015 accusing him of inappropriate contact with at least one household on the PPM panel while he was hosting mornings at Beasley Media’s “Bubba 98.7” WBRN-FM. Nielsen then sued the host for $1 million in damages stating that Bubba was approached by a listener that an acquaintance had a PPM device leading to offering to pay said person $300 per month to help increase his ratings and with bonuses up to $400 per month if a target result was reached. The suit mentions that Bubba purchased additional radios for the panelist. He sent texts stating that “U have to PROMISE NO...[Read More]

WWBA/WIXC Adds Erik Kuselias For Early Afternoons

On the heels of adding Bubba The Love Sponge for mornings, Genesis Communications News/Talk 820 WWBA Largo/Tampa FL and sister 1060 WIXC Melbourne has added Erik Kuselias for 1-3pm. The former ESPN Radio and NBC Sports Radio host will continue to host mornings on sister “Sports Talk Florida” 1040 WHBO Pinellas Park/Tampa and 1080 WHOO Kissimmee/Orlando in addition to the new early afternoon show on WWBA and WIXC. Genesis Communications taps Erik Kuselias to move into the News/Talk chair on WWBA (AM 820 News)/Tampa and its Space Coast outlet WIXC (AM 1060 News), weekdays from 1-3pm. The stations can be heard throughout the state of Florida from Tallahassee through Naples and from St. Augustine to West Palm Beach. Kuselias most recently was morning host for NBC Sports Radio and a...[Read More]

820 WWBA Becomes Bubba The Love Sponge Flagship

After being dropped from Beasley Rock “98.7 No Rules Rock” WBRN-FM Holmes Beach/Tampa ahead of its format change to AC “B98.7” in December, Bubba The Love Sponge has found a new Tampa flagship station for his show. Genesis Communications News/Talk 820 WWBA Largo will become the new homebase of Bubba’s show starting Monday, February 13. Bubba will air weekdays from 6-10am. WWBA – AM 820 today announced that it has signed an agreement to air the Bubba the Love Sponge® Show starting February 13, 2017. The agreement will make WWBA the new “Flag Ship Station” for Bubba, returning the nationally syndicated and extremely popular radio program back to the Tampa airwaves for the Bubba Army to listen on 820’s 50,000 watt signal. WWBA 820 AM has the largest audience reac...[Read More]