Position: Executive Producer and Co-Host
Brent Hatley has worked side-by-side with controversial radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge® since 2000. During this time, Brent has managed all aspects of the show: booking and coaching talent, overseeing content and commercial production, supervising staff, and performing as an on-air talent alongside Bubba.
Since January 2006, he has been Executive Producer and Co-Host of the Bubba the Love Sponge® Show on Sirius Satellite Radio channel Howard 101 (3 pm to 7 pm ET Mon-Thurs and 10 am to 2 pm ET Friday). Since January 2008, Brent has also produced the show for the Bubba Radio Network’s syndicated terrestrial radio stations, and the show has been the #1 rated morning show in the Tampa-Clearwater-St. Petersburg market.
Prior to their work on Sirius, Brent was Executive Producer and on-air member of Bubba the Love Sponge® Show on various stations owned by Clear Channel Communications and Jacor Communications, including WXTB/Tampa. During this time they received Radio and Records Morning Show of the Year award, among others. Prior to that, Brent worked on the WTBT/Tampa morning show, from 1997 to 2000.Â Brent’s radio background includes such positions as sports director and marketing director, in addition to positions in promotions, news and production.
Brent was also campaign manager and chief of staff for the much-publicized 2004 Bubba for Sheriff® of Pinellas County, Florida campaign, for which Bubba captured 30% of the vote.
As a member of the US Marine Corps, Brent served in Operation Desert Storm as an Aviation/Flight Operations Specialist/Gunner-Observer, the latter in CH-53E helicopters. He also received a Navy Achievement Medal for his efforts.
Brent is known for being well-read and continually educates himself about a wide array of topics. A loyal University of Florida fan, Brent can talk sports with the best of them, both on the college and the professional level, and currently trains in Muy Thai and Jiu Jitsu (mixed martial arts). Brent is also a major history and politics buff.