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Tampa Radio Legend 'The Big Dog' Dies: Steve Duemig Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Net Worth, Cause of Death

Steve Duemig Biography

Steve Duemig (died 16 May 2019) was an American sports media personality and had a daily local sports talk show on AM 620 WDAE in Tampa since 1996 which has been the #1 rated sports talk show in the area, and worked for AM 910 WFNS for 5 years prior to WDAE. The on-air name was given to himself as “The Big Dog.” 


Steve Duemig Biography

Athletic career

Born in Pensacola, Florida, Duemig moved to Philadelphia where he became an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia 76ers, and Philadelphia Flyers, and in High School, he lettered in soccer, baseball, basketball, and golf. He played soccer for the Lock Haven Bald Eagles but transferred to Bucks County Community College, where he played on the league champion basketball team and the state champion golf team. After college he began his career in golf, working as a club pro, and qualified for the PGA tour.
Steve Duemig Biography


He returned to Florida to focus year-round on his golf career, and started a golf business with driving range and golf shop. It was through his golf business that he became connected to Tampa Bay sports radio, eventually discussing other sports on the air. He also played on the first The Big Break aired on The Golf Channel, and co-hosted the Grey Goose 19th Hole for 5 years with Kelly Tilghman and Charles Davis, provided color commentary during Tampa Bay Lightning hockey games, and hosted College Football Pre-Game React, a weekly call-in sports show on Fox Sports Radio. Through his association with fellow WDAE host Chris Thomas, Duemig became knowledgeable in horse racing and became a part owner of a horse.
Steve Duemig Biography

Cause of Death

Tampa Bay radio legend Steve “The Big Dog” Duemig died Thursday morning. Steve died on May 16, 2019, from complications due to brain cancer.


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.
Steve Duemig Biography

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