Steve Duemig, the popular afternoon drive host on WDAE 620-AM, is staying with the station.
Despite saying he was "not happy'' with how he was treated during contract negotiations, Duemig, known as "The Big Dog,'' signed a new deal on Wednesday afternoon. Terms are not known, but it's believed to be a multi-year deal.
Duemig's former contract was set to expire on Sunday and the two sides did not appear close to an agreement earlier this week. During his show Wednesday and just before signing the new deal, Duemig expressed his disappointment on how Clear Channel, which owns WDAE, handled the contract talks. But he said he "would get over it and move forward.'' He also added that he is happy to be staying at WDAE.
Duemig, 56, has been a local sports talk show host in the area since 1990 and has been with WDAE since it became an all-sports station in 1996. He has mostly hosted WDAE's weekday afternoon slot from 3 to 7 p.m., which has become the area's most-listened-to sports-talk show.