TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - Longtime sports radio personality Steve Duemig passed away Thursday morning, his former radio station says.
Duemig, known on-air as “The Big Dog” started with WFNS radio in 1991 after a 13-year career as a PGA golfer. He joined WDAE in 1996, where he remained until his final show in February 2018. He also spent time as the Tampa Bay Lightning’s color analyst and could also be heard at times on FOX Sports Radio and The Golf Channel.
IHeartMedia Tampa Bay called him a “WDAE sports radio icon.”
Duemig was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2017.
Services and details have not yet been announced.
It’s with great sadness I tell you Steve Duemig has passed away. He spent many years talking sports on the radio in Tampa. And he was a friend. The family asked me to tell you they thank you for all your prayers, love & support. Service details will be forthcoming. #RIPBigDog pic.twitter.com/21UUePrQ3j— Charley Belcher FOX (@CharleyBelcher) May 16, 2019