Dukes apparently has tired of a commute that ate up more than three hours of his day every day. According to Rodney Ho at ajc.com, he took three weeks off recently to deal with shoulder, neck and back problems stemming in part from spending too much time in the automobile.
Dukes said tmanagement at the CBS Radio-owened station was unwilling to allow him to do his mid-day show with Rick Kamla from his home even part of the week. Without that option, he couldn’t handle the commute anymore. “This is really about my health,” he said. “It’s not worth it if I can’t work smarter.”
He will continue to contribute to the NFL Network and work with Sirius/XM on Saturdays.
His departure was low key. He didn’t want to turn his final show into the “Jamie Dukes farewell show.” He waited until his final segment at 1:40 p.m. to break the news to the fans. And go figure – Kamla wasn’t even in the studio to hug it out with Dukes.