Photo: Bubba the Love Sponge aka Todd Clem on L. and Shannon Burke on R. both arrested on Felony Animal Abuse, Birds of a Feather Flock Together at Tampa's 102.5 'The Bone'.
WFLA....Bubba 'The Love Sponge' to announce new Tampa gig. 102.5 FM The Bone is making lineup changes following the announcement that the "Bubba the Love Sponge Show" will no longer be aired on the station. Bubba (Todd Clem) is off the air in this market, and the change takes place immediately. The station's strongest remaining asset, Mike Calta, brings his popular show into the early morning to fill Bubba's now-vacant slot. Calta's experience, synergy with his team and significant following should make for a relatively-smooth transition. Taking Calta's afternoon drive time slot is Drew Garabo, whose "In Your Face" program seems well-suited to fill that opening. Garabo's brash, unapologetic stance (major A-Hole) with callers should provide enough fireworks to keep things interesting. Shannon Burke (Felony Animal Abuser) takes Garabo's old slot, and the "Bone Daily Rewind Show" takes over Shannon Burke's slot (which he didn't have very long, anyway).
In the days following the shooting, other women in Burke's life went to court, filing documents that suggest his tough-guy image was more than just an image.
Another ex-wife, Susan PendergraftBefore they divorced in 2004, her attorney wrote, Burke once threatened to commit suicide while holding a gun, see http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2009-05-26/news/orl-shannon-burke-profile-05260905
Photo above Shannon Burke and ex-wife Catherine Burke.
After they divorced, Shannon Burke began a relationship with Deanne Schulz, a former radio personality, and they lived together for six months, according to court records. Schulz accused him, in court pleadings, of biting and choking her and firing a gun in her presence. He also "has issues with drugs and alcohol," she wrote, see see http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2009-05-26/news/orl-shannon-burke-profile-05260905
Shannon Burke Accepts Plea Deal 11-20-09WORL-AM 660 weekend host Shannon Burke has agreed to a plea deal. Burke was facing a possible 20-year sentence for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and animal cruelty. He pleaded guilty to using a firearm while under the influence of alcohol and cruelty to animals. He was ordered to jail for six months. He will begin the sentence Dec. 31.
12-14-09 Shannon Burke
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