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In CBS, Florida, Ratings, Tampa-St. Petersburg on February 22, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Bubba the Love Sponge

“Bubba the Love Sponge”–it’s a name hard to forget, even harder to stop listening to, as fans no doubt would testify.

Now those fans who enjoy listening to the shock jock in their cars can find him doing a slightly watered-down opinion on various issues, this time on television.

Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla., CBS affiliate WTSP will give Bubba —  once fined hundreds of thousands of dollars by the FCC — a chance to say his piece twice a week on the station’s 11 p.m. newscast.

Video after the jump: blogger Eric Deggans has more:

Clad in a black baseball cap and “Bubba’s Army” jacket, Bubba led a segment called “Bring It On Bubba,” in which he criticized Gov. Rick Scott’s decision to reject $2.4 billion in federal money for a high-speed rail system between Tampa and Orlando. “I like to call him Skeletor — idiot,” Bubba thundered. “This guy is about as qualified to run our state as I am the FCC.”

Deggans writes Bubba is entertaining indeed, but the pottymouth nature of Bubba’s content could clash with the more conservative, serious news station. Whether or not this will be a more permanent fixture other than a February sweeps stunt is yet to be seen.

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