The Direct Connect Hub was started by Trig on October 22nd 2003 as an experiment in Loveline file sharing. Eventually the user numbers climbed, and it has been going strong ever since. In January 2004, FlyinACE took over hosting of the hub. After FlyinACE had to retire his server, Kevin U. took over hosting of the hub, and is the current host. The hub can serve as a nice Loveline chat location, it is also generally considered the best source for show archives, and is a means for many people to publish their daily recordings of Loveline, Adam Carolla's new morning show, and other loveline related works.