The Hartford Courant reports WMRQ-FM (104.1) has dumped former Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider from its line-up, replacing him with Bubba the Love Sponge, a syndicated personality who broadcasts from Florida. Though management denied it, many believe it was because Snider was too expensive to keep, in light of his middling ratings. Snider’s contract was up in June. “We decided that Hartford needed something different and more notable from radio,” said Paula Messina, market manager for Clear Channel Hartford. Ctnow.com has since removed the article.