Tampa Bay radio legend Steve “The Big Dog” Duemig died Thursday morning.
He was an icon in our area for nearly three decades, working at WFNS from 1991 to 1996 and later at 95.3 WDAE from 1996 until his last show in February 2018.
Duemig was a hockey analyst for the Tampa Bay Lightning for two seasons.
During his long career, Duemig co-hosted a program on The Golf Channel. That show capitalized on his 13 years as a pro golfer. He also hosted a weekly call-in program on Fox Sports Radio.
"WDAE and iHeartMedia Tampa Bay would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of 'The Big Dog' Steve Duemig," WDAE wrote in a statement on Facebook.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner and co-chairman Bryan Glazer issued this statement:
“We are saddened to hear of the passing of Steve Duemig earlier today. Steve was an iconic figure in the Tampa Bay sports-radio landscape who earned the very appropriate nickname as the ‘Big Dog’ because he was a very influential voice on the airwaves when it came to sports in our area. His genuine love of sports, as well as his passion for the Tampa Bay community, were always on full display over his nearly three decades on the radio in our market. We send our deepest condolences to his wife Jennifer and the entire Duemig family.”
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