The Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay’s Sports Radio WDAE will honor Tampa Bay radio legend, the late Steve Duemig, during Saturday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets at Amalie Arena. They will officially rename the iHeartMedia Tampa Bay suite the “Duemig Den” in a ceremony during the first period.
“Steve Duemig was a legendary, one-of-a-kind talent that created a bond with his fan base like few others have,” said iHeartMedia Market President Chris Soechtig. “The Big Dog was a true champion for Tampa Bay Sports and is deeply missed by his iHeartMedia family. We are honored to join the Tampa Bay Lightning to create a permanent tribute at Amalie Arena.”
Duemig was a radio staple for nearly three decades, starting his career with WFNS from 1991 through 1996, and then hit the airwaves on WDAE in 1996 through his final show in February of 2018. Duemig also served time as the Lightning’s radio color analyst for two seasons, hosted a weekly call-in program on nationally syndicated Fox Sports Radio, and also co-hosted a program on The Golf Channel. Before his time in radio, Duemig spent 13 years as a professional golfer with the PGA of America.
Duemig passed away this past May after a fierce battle with brain cancer. He is survived by his wife Jennifer, daughter Jill, and siblings Ken and Lisa.