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Tampa, Florida -- Cox Media Group announced Friday it is redesigning its daily program lineup on 102.5 The Bone (WHPT) and is discontinuing the Bubba the Love Sponge Show effective immediately.

"We appreciate everything the Bubba the Love Sponge Show has done for us over the past six years," CMG Tampa's VP and Market Manager Keith Lawless said in a press release. "We now are taking the station in a different direction."

The lineup, which is set to begin on Sept. 2, will include:

  • Morning drive (6 a.m. - 10 a.m.) – The Mike Calta Show
  • 10 a.m. - noon – The Billy Madison Show
  • Noon - 3 p.m. – The Shannon Burke Show
  • 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. – In Your Face with Drew Garabo
  • 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. – The Bone Daily Rewind Show

"CMG periodically changes direction, talent and format of its various media programs in order to provide our audiences with fresh perspectives and compelling content," said Lawless. "The Bone has proven to be one of America's most outspoken radio stations. Tampa Bay can expect The Bone to continue to deliver 'Real, Raw, Radio' every day."

CMG Tampa will continue to be the technical head end to the Bubba Radio Network through the end 2014. The Bubba the Love Sponge Show will continue to be aired on KRZQ – Reno, NV, WTRS – Ocala FL, WRXK – Ft. Myers FL, WZLB – Ft. Walton Beach FL, WYBB – Charleston SC, and WRSO – Orlando FL.

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