SIRIUS Satellite Radio Renews With Bubba The Love Sponge(R)
He will continue hosting popular weekday afternoon program on channel Howard 101
NEW YORK, Dec 10, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge(R) has renewed his contract with SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) to continue hosting his uncensored afternoon talk show on channel Howard 101.
The Bubba the Love Sponge Show features several co-hosts and is regularly visited by stars from the worlds of sports, comedy, and music. It is broadcast live Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm ET on Howard 101 from Bubba's studio in Tampa, Florida.
"We launched the radio revolution with Howard Stern, and I am grateful he brought me to SIRIUS," said Bubba the Love Sponge(R). "We will continue to do uncensored, groundbreaking radio on Howard 101."
"We are happy Bubba has renewed with SIRIUS," said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS' President, Entertainment and Sports. "Bubba has steadily created an enthusiastic national fan base since he launched his show on Howard 101. That fan base will continue to expand on SIRIUS."
Bubba the Love Sponge(R) (the nickname that he legally adopted and trademarked in 1999) is a top-rated on-air personality whose career has included stations in Terre Haute, Grand Rapids, San Antonio, Chicago, Philadelphia, Orlando, Milwaukee and Tampa Bay. In 2001, his show became syndicated in multiple markets. In addition to receiving several national Billboard awards, he was named the national Active Rock Personality/Show of the Year for 2002 and 2003 by the trade publication Radio & Records. In 2005, Howard Stern recruited him to join SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
SIRIUS, "The Best Radio on Radio," delivers more than 130 channels of the best programming in all of radio. SIRIUS is the original and only home of 100% commercial free music channels in satellite radio, offering 69 music channels. SIRIUS also delivers 65 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather and data. SIRIUS is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, NASCAR and NBA, and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the NFL and NBA, as well as live NASCAR races. All SIRIUS programming is available for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95.
SIRIUS Internet Radio (SIR) is a CD-quality, Internet-only version of the SIRIUS radio service, without the use of a radio, for the monthly subscription fee of $12.95. SIR delivers more than 80 channels of talk, entertainment, sports, and 100% commercial free music.
SIRIUS Backseat TV(TM) is the first ever live in-vehicle rear seat entertainment featuring three channels of children's TV programming, including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network, for the subscription fee of $6.99 plus applicable audio subscription fee.
SIRIUS products for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are available in more than 20,000 retail locations, including Best Buy, Circuit City, Crutchfield, Costco, Target, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, RadioShack and at shop.sirius.com.
SIRIUS radios are offered in vehicles from Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep(R), Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercury, Maybach, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Rolls Royce, Scion, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo. Hertz also offers SIRIUS in its rental cars at major locations around the country.
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