Chad Dukes (radio personality)

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Chad Dukes
Born (1978-12-07) December 7, 1978 (age 35)
Alexandria, Virginia
Occupation Radio personality

Chad Dukes (born December 7, 1978, in Alexandria, Virginia) is a radio personality. He is the afternoon drive host of Chad Dukes Vs. The World.[1] WJFK 106.7 The Fan is a sports talk format radio station in the greater Washington D.C. area.[2] He is also a co-host of the Big O and Dukes Show podcast at www.bigoanddukes.com [3]

Early life[edit]

Chad Dukes, born Chad Sisson,[4] is a native of Burke, Virginia,[5] and a graduate of Lake Braddock Secondary School.[4] He was once enrolled at George Mason University and began his radio broadcasting career working in college radio for WGMU.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Dukes began his radio career at 98.7 WMZQ working in the promotions department.[citation needed] He then transitioned to WHFS (99.1) in Washington, D.C., where he was an intern for The Sports Junkies.[6] There he met fellow intern Oscar "The Big O" Santana. Together they created the Big O and Dukes Show which debuted at night after Loveline. The show's initial run ended January 12, 2005, when CBS Radio changed the WHFS format to Spanish language, and rebranded the station as WLZL "El Zol".[3][7]

Dukes moved to WJFK/WHFS (105.7) in Baltimore, Maryland in 2005, where the Big O and Dukes Show replaced Out to Lunch Show in the midday (11:00 AM – 3:00 PM) timeslot.[citation needed] Building on a popular segment, the show became Ed Norris with Big O & Dukes when it added former Baltimore police commissioner Ed Norris.[8] Shortly after Norris arrived, CBS Radio dropped Dukes and Santana, and renamed the program the Ed Norris Show.[9] Dukes moved to ESPN Radio 1300 AM, where he co-hosted an afternoon drive sports/talk show.[citation needed]

In June 2006, Dukes and Santana moved to Phoenix, Arizona to replace KZON's The Phil Hendrie Show upon the retirement of Phil Hendrie.[10] The Big O and Dukes Show's run in Arizona ended on June 21, 2007 when KZON flipped its format to hip hop, becoming 101.5 JAMZ.[citation needed]

After a short hiatus, Dukes returned to the Washington, D.C. airwaves. On July 16, 2007 The Big O and Dukes Show debuted on WJFK-FM in the evening timeslot (7:00 - 11:00 p.m.), following the station's flagship Don and Mike Show.[citation needed] In 2008 the show was moved to mid-days beginning at 10 a.m. following The Junkies and ending at 3 p.m. preceding the Mike O'Meara Show.[citation needed]

On July 20, 2009 WJFK-FM switched formats from simply Talk Radio to Sports Talk Radio and became 106.7 The Fan DC. Dukes broadcast "The LaVar Arrington Show with Chad Dukes" with former Washington Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington from 2-6 p.m and a solo show called Chad Dukes Vs. The World from 6-7pm from July 2009 until July 2014. The 2-6pm block was renamed Chad Dukes Vs. The World in July 2014 after Arrington departed for a full-time position with the NFL Network and renamed again to "Chad Dukes Vs. Numbing Feigned Outrage" after that to more accurate depict his broadcasting style.[11]

On July 16, 2010, Dukes and Santana reunited for a weekly podcast styled on their terrestrial radio show.[citation needed]

Side projects[edit]

Dukes was co-host of the short-lived Snack and Soda Show. The program ran Sundays on WJFK from 2007–08, with Dukes and producer Matt Cahill broadcasting under the pseudonyms "Snack" and "Soda," respectively. Together they critiqued various snack foods and reported on snack food industry news and rumors. The show's final installment aired April 20, 2008.[12]

He and Arrington have hosted "Sportsweek with LaVar Arrington and Chad Dukes" on WDCW.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steinberg, Dan (23 July 2014). "‘Chad Dukes Versus the World’ will replace ‘LaVar and Dukes’ on 106.7 The Fan". The Washington Post. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  2. ^ {{cite web|url=http://washington.cbslocal.com/station/106-7-the-fan/%7Cwebsite=http://washington.cbslocal.com/station/106-7-the-fan/%7Cpublisher=CBS Radio|accessdate=25 July 2014}\title=CBS DC}
  3. ^ a b "About Big O and Dukes". bigoanddukes.com. 
  4. ^ a b Former Bruin Finds Spot On Air Fairfax Connection, 18 November 2003. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Chad Dukes". CBS DC. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Salmon, Mike (2003-11-19). "Former Bruin Finds Spot On Air". Burke Connection. 
  7. ^ "Chad Dukes official bio". Retrieved 2007-10-02. 
  8. ^ Woestendiek, John (2005-08-16). "Back in town, Ed Norris begins new life on the radio". Baltimore Sun. "He is co-host of the new 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. talk show on WHFS-FM, Ed Norris with Big O & Dukes. The show replaces Big O & Dukes, on which Norris had become a regular guest, by telephone, during his home detention in Florida." 
  9. ^ Morse, Dan (2005-09-05). "Ex-Police Chief Again the Talk Of the Town". The Washington Post. 
  10. ^ "Big O & Dukes bio at KZON official website". Retrieved 2007-10-02. 
  11. ^ Lemke, Tim (2009-07-13). "106.7 The Fan to Launch July 20". The Washington Times. 
  12. ^ McKenna, Dave (2008-04-18). "Best Slam of "Best Of"". 

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