Artie said he called in to the Bubba the Love Sponge show on Friday to say "We love ya and we hope you stay." Artie added that Bubba detailed some of the issues complicating his contract renegotiation: "He was being brutally honest about some shit that he's gone through here. I don't even know if I should say it...it was fantastic radio." Howard felt frustrated for Bubba: "He's really done a terrific job. He's an asset."