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Longtime Veteran Sports Personality Steve Duemig Dies


Steve Duemig
Steve Duemig

Former Sports WDAE-AM and W237CW/Tampa afternoon host Steve Duemig has died afer a long battle with a brain tumor on Thursday. Known as "The Big Dog," he began his radio career with WFNS-AM in 1991 after a 13-year career playing golf in the PGA. He joined WDAE in 1996, where he remained until his final show in February, 2018. Duemig was also the Tampa Bay Lightning's color analyst for two seasons and hosted programming on FOX Sports Radio and The Golf Channel.

In a statement, Duemig's wife Jennifer's said, "Our beloved Steve Duemig 'the Big Dog' went to heaven peacefully today. The entire Duemig family thanks you all for all your prayers, love and support."

PD John Mamola said, "We mourn the loss of an icon in not only Tampa Bay radio, but the entire format of sports radio. 'The Big Dog' was an intelligent, brash, entertaining brand of sports talk that spawned a large following and sparked the minds of many looking to follow in his footsteps. God bless you Steve. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family of Steve Duemig."

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