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If You Can't Beat 'em With Show Content...

Wut whoa...

From Bubba The Love Sponge® Facebook page in February, 2015...

"Oh my eyes !!!! Weekly ratings came. Which was our 1st full week. It's all good!!!! @MrMikeCalta care to discuss them biggen"

Unfortunately to some, Bubba The Love Sponge® is still a "thing" in this area and remains relevant and newsworthy.  If you read my previous blog post on here, you probably had enough of the rant already but then Bubba The Love Sponge® popped up in the media again.

Bubba The Love Sponge® is now accused of ratings tampering.  No way! King Bubba?  To Bubba The Love Sponge®, his presence on-the-air seemed to be all about popularity and that he's #1 everywhere.  Higher ratings bring in higher ad revenues.  To some, it also boosts the ego and "nah nah nah" when talking about other radio hosts in your time slot.  And Bubba The Love Sponge® made it his daily mission, on-air and on his social media outlets, to promote himself and his #1 status.  If you follow him, he is (was) a radio God.  And his "army" hangs on his every word - and possibly on other parts of Bubba's body.  But these recent accusations, the ratings tampering investigation by Nielsen and Beasley Broadcast Group, may have finally shut him up.  As the investigation is continuing, it is unclear if Beasley will keep him on their station, WBRN-FM, which was reformatted in February around Bubba's personality and called "Bubba 98/7, No Rules Radio".

You can read about this on the New York Daily News website.  Yes it gained attention, which continues to drive Bubba The Love Sponge®.  Good or bad, the publicity keeps him relevant.

Last Night's Country Music Show

Last night, I tried something different on Slammin Tunes.  The format for the 2-hour show was all COUNTRY.  Most of the tracks were off the current country music charts and a few were some oldies like Alabama, Hank Williams Jr., and Charlie Daniels Band.

I would prefer to play some of the indie country artists I've been in contact with and those following me on Twitter.  I did play Cassadee Pope, Alexi Blue and Maddy Newton.  They have some great music and awesome vocals.  Any others out there?

The turnout was good as well but there were issues with the website which finally went offline for awhile.  DJ Sam worked on the site vigorously during my show which was still streaming good on the Slammin Tunes android app and on TuneIn.

While I'm talking about Slammin Tunes, some new DJs are being added to the schedule so be sure to support them (listen, chat, etc) and give them a huge welcome when they're on-air.

My next show genre?  I don't know.  I might revert back to the rock/pop/top40 mix.  Unless you want to share your comments below, or send a message to me on Twitter @radiodjmike.

Thanks for tuning in and viewing my blog here.

Radio War or Just Entertainment? Bubba The Love Sponge® vs. Mike Calta

Prior to December, 2014, I was a die-hard fan of the Bubba The Love Sponge® Show based in Tampa, Florida.  I mean, a die-hard fan.  Every morning I had to have my fill of what was on his mind, what was happening of importance in Tampa Bay and the rest of the country.

Lately, I've been filling my Twitter and Facebook with talk about, and against, Bubba and I felt the need to explain this a bit.

Are your followers "fake"?

"Hey I have 2,000 followers on Twitter!"
"Oh yea, well I just got 20,000 new followers on Twitter since yesterday!"

Seems unreal that, over night, 20,000 new people found you on Twitter.  And more-than-likely, they are unreal.