Bubba the Love Sponge Bio, Age, Ex-Wife, Career, Podcast and Tucker Carlson.

Bubba The Love Sponge Bio

Bubba the Love Sponge Clem an American radio personality and businessman who is the host of The Bubba the Love Sponge Show on the flagship station WWBA in Tampa, Florida, and the subscription service Bubba Army Radio.

Bubba the Love Sponge

Bubba The Love Sponge Age

Bubba was born in the year 1966 April 23rd, he is already 53 years old as per this year 2019 April 23rd i.e last month. His weight and height are approximately 86kg and 1.84m respectively.

Bubba The Love Sponge Family

Clem was born in Warsaw, Indiana, on April 23, 1966. His father was a worker in the factory and his mother, Jane Edmond, a school bus driver and head of the department of Warsaw City; he’s got one sister, Tara. When he was young, Clem’s parents divorced. He graduated from High School in Warsaw Community in 1984.

He attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana with a plan to go to dentistry, but his best friend, Larry Plummer, told him that he was better suited to a radio career, and in his second year he dropped out.

Bubba The Love Sponge Ex-Wife

Todd is known to be married twice. Although there is not much information on his first marriage, he was married to Heather Clem for the second time. The couple married on January 14, 2007, and they were already in the queue of divorce by September 15, 2011.

Todd and Heather did not experience marital bliss because the promiscuous type appeared to be his wife. She had an affair with Hulk Hogan leading to a big scandal between her husband and the champion of the WWE.

Bubba The Love Sponge Career

1986–1992: Early career

In 1986, Clem worked as a bouncer and driver at Jubilation nightclub where he would pick up radio DJ “Scary” Kerry Grey, of whom he was a fan, to the club and noticed people gravitating towards him.

Grey then organized for Clem to work an on-air shift as an April Fool’s Day joke on April 1, 1986, at WPFR-FM in Terre Haute as Rockin’ Bubba Clem, a name that someone else had suggested. Clem then became Grey’s intern, making studio visits, answering phone calls, and sitting in on the show.

Clem accepted a position hosting weekends soon after and began a part-time midday shift starting on Christmas Day in 1986. He later became the station’s managing director. At a fraternity party, Grey called Clem a “love sponge” from witnessing the female attention Clem received, which eventually became his moniker.

After WPFR, Clem had a stint at WGRD-FM in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he learned to become more himself on the air. He was fired on December 21, 1988, after a 13-year-old girl had called into his show the day before, during which Clem made sexual remarks about her and competing radio host Danny Czekalinski.

In 1989, Clem had landed a spot at KTFM in San Antonio, Texas, where he was encouraged to trademark his air name and borrowed $5,000 from his parents to file a federal trademark for “Bubba the Love Sponge”.

He then worked evenings at WBBM-FM in Chicago, followed by a stint at WIOQ in Philadelphia from March to June 1990. The station let him go as management thought his style was not what they were looking for. Clem took legal action and received $75,000 from the station.

Clem then worked nights at WXXL in Orlando, Florida where he had an average of 53,000 regular listeners. He left the station in May 1991. In August 1991, he returned to Chicago on WYZT as the morning host, but the position lasted under three months before the management re-branded the station. Clem then moved to WLUM-FM in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1992–1996: WFLZ-FM Tampa

In September 1992, Clem started to work nights at WFLZ-FM in Tampa, Florida from 7–11 p.m., where his show gained popularity from listeners, particularly teenagers. His first major contract signed during this time was worth $100,000 a year. Clem and WFLZ host Tom Steele were temporarily suspended to settle legal issues from their ongoing on-air feud.

Clem became involved in various business ventures. In December 1994, he invested $50,000 to open Sponges, an alcohol-free nightclub for teenagers in Largo, Florida. He opened a second Sponges in Spring Hill in 1995. There, he performed with his rap band Boyz Wit Da Bass.

Among the other businesses Clem was involved in during this time were an endorsement deal with an Isuzu car dealership, the Bubba the Love Sponge Limousines service, a personalized paging service called the Air Bubba Beeping Network, and a premium rate telephone line.

In June 1995, Clem released an adult-oriented home video Let Your Chia Run Wild, described as a “private collection of events documenting a lifestyle that some can only dream of”, and features some nudity. Clem regretted his decision to release it, and WFLZ requested Clem to cease its distribution. In April 1996, he opened Bubba’s Beach Club, a dance club and nightspot in Ybor City. In September 1996, Clem had enough of the night shift and quit WFLZ

1996–2004: WXTB Tampa

Clem decided to remain in Tampa, partly due to the fact that he had other business ventures in the area. He started a morning show at WXTB in December 1996 and continued to host a pre-recorded show that was then nationally syndicated in six other cities, including Cincinnati, Toledo, Columbia, Louisville, Atlanta, and Jacksonville.

In June 1997, Jacor Broadcasting was fined $4,000 for the airing of Clem’s discussions on having sex with a lesbian couple on February 25. In October 1998, Citicasters, the owner of WXTB, was fined $23,000 for various broadcasts, including one from May 1997 that included talk about one of the crews describing their enema experience.

This was followed by a $4,000 fine for a June 12, 1997 show that had a female masturbating over the phone, and a $7,000 fine in 1999 for a segment that involved a caller ordering a sex doll on May 28, 1998.

By mid-1999, Clem had received four Billboard Personality of the Year awards.[4] He was earning in excess of six figures and owned two nightclubs, one of them named Planet Bubba in Spring Hill. His radio show crew included Mike “Cowhead” Calta, Mike “Manson” Waters, Whitey Pippen, Scotty the Body, and Anita Wadd (real name Lori Lewis). In November 2000, Clem was a candidate to succeed in the Pinellas County, Florida sheriff.

In January 2001, Clem’s show entered national syndication on stations in Jacksonville, Orlando, Hartford, West Palm Beach, Ft. Myers, Wichita, Kansas, Shreveport, and Macon, Georgia.

In February 2002, Clem was faced with animal cruelty charges following the February 27, 2001 broadcast which featured the Bubba’s Road Kill Barbecue. The show involved the on-air castration and killing of a feral hog that had been captured by a hunter in the station’s parking lot, and sound effects of hogs feeding were broadcast to have listeners believe it was being harassed and aggravated.

The hog was then cooked and eaten by the crowd present. Clem, his executive producer Brent Hatley, and two others present were charged with felony animal cruelty. The three were acquitted by a jury in March.

In January 2004, the FCC issued a $755,000 fine to Clear Channel Communications for objectionable comments from July 19, 2001. The fine consisted of the maximum $27,500 fine for each of the 26 stations that aired the segments, plus $40,000 for record-keeping violations.

The segment involved sexual discussions among the cartoon characters Alvin and the Chipmunks, George Jetson, and Scooby-Doo. Clem was fired on February 23, who at the time had the number one show in the Tampa area in the 18–54 year old male demographic.

2004–2010: Hiatus and Sirius Satellite Radio

In July 2004, Clem announced his intention of once more running for Pinellas County sheriff.

In September 2005, Howard Stern announced the hiring of Clem to host weekday afternoons on Howard 101, his second channel on Sirius Satellite Radio, a subscription-based satellite radio service exempt from FCC regulations. The show launched on January 9, 2006.

In 2008, Clem began to host two shows a day which lasted for one year. He and his crew would air an FCC compliant show on WHPT in the mornings, followed by the uncensored program on Sirius in the afternoons. In 2009, Sirius opted for just FM replays during the week and one live uncensored show on Friday afternoons

In December 2010, Clem did not renew his contract with Sirius. Clem could work for radio, an Internet radio service that his agent Thomas Bean was then the CEO of.

2008–2016: Return to terrestrial radio

Clem began broadcasting a live morning show from Tampa, Florida radio station WHPT 102.5 “The Bone” on January 8, 2008, which was simulcast on the Jacksonville, Florida radio station WFYV-FM 104.5 “Rock 105”.

During the second quarter of 2008, Bubba’s show received a number one rating in his home market of Tampa, FL. In December 2016 his show was canceled on his local Tampa station, WBRN. The show is also syndicated to other stations.

2011–present: Bubba Army Radio

Clem announced on January 3, 2011, he would have an internet show on RadioIO and feature several programming features throughout the day starting on January 10, 2011. In August 2013 an audiotape was released on YouTube of Clem voicing a commercial for Vermont Teddy Bear. In this commercial Clem is heard making racist remarks; he denied being racist and said: “I never said the word in that manner, ever.”

He believed that the audio was leaked from “someone who had access to [his] world” and that audio bits were taken from recordings when he worked at Clear Channel. Clem’s company, Bubba Radio Network, ordered the removal of the video from YouTube, although it is now hosted on TMZ.

On February 13, 2017, WWBA became the new flagship station of Bubba the Love Sponge Show after WBRN-FM dropped the show. The show also airs live on Twitch.tv

Bubba The Love Sponge Net Worth

Bubba the Love Sponge is an American radio personality who has a net worth of $6 million dollars.

Bubba The Love Sponge Podcast

Bubba The Love Sponge Tucker Carlson

‘Bubba the Love Sponge’ defends Tucker Carlson’s remarks on his show

Bubba Clem, host of the shock-jock radio show “Bubba the Love Sponge,” is firing back at critics of Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Audio clips of Carlson’s appearances on the shock jock’s show from 2006 to 2011 were released over the past couple days by liberal media watchdog Media Matters.

Clem defended Carlson in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece on Wednesday, arguing that people have become too sensitive and can’t separate comedy from the actual views of comedians. “I host a comedy-driven radio show for guys. Until Sunday, no one confused it with something that should be taken seriously,” Clem wrote. “ … We are rude, sometimes profane.”

Clem wrote that Carlson “adopted an edgy comic persona” and said really “naughty things” for laughs. He noted that the roughly 100 episodes on which Carlson was a guest were never a secret.

“Comedy breaks taboo subjects that release the unspoken into the air in ways that are, dare I say, funny,” said Clem.

In the excerpts, Carlson made sexual jokes about minors, appeared to defend statutory rape, and said women are “extremely primitive.” He also used a term that is insulting to gay people and made comments about race, including questioning the blackness of former President Barack Obama and calling Iraq “a crappy place filled with a bunch of, you know, semiliterate primitive monkeys.”

Carlson has refused to apologize for his remarks, saying he will not bow to the liberal “mob” of critics, and has the backing of Fox News.

In his opinion piece, Clem hearkened back to the days of famed comedian Lenny Bruce. Bruce broke the comedic barriers of his time, being arrested and jailed on obscenity charges in 1964. Clem compared Carlson to the Bruce, writing that he “is being smeared by a new generation of speech police for a new crime — refusing to give in to a small group of political activists who love all forms of ‘diversity except political thought.”

“In the marketplace of ideas, these guys are shoplifters,” Clem adds.

Clem was in the spotlight in 2012, when gossip website Gawker published a clip of famed WWE wrestler Terry Bollea, known as Hulk Hogan, having sex with Clem’s wife. Hogan claimed he didn’t know about the sex tapes and that Clem encouraged the sex. Hogan sued Gawker for publishing a clip of one of the tapes and a jury awarded him $115 million in 2016.