Thursday, October 1, 2015

Atlanta Radio: Jamie Dukes Departs WZGC-The Game

Jamie Dukes
Jamie Dukes, one of the most popular hosts on WZGC 92.9 FM The Game, announced Wednesday he was leaving the station.

Dukes apparently has tired of a commute that ate up more than three hours of his day every day. According to Rodney Ho at, 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.”

The 51-year-old Dukes spent 10 years in the NFL including eight seasons with the Atlanta Falcons as a center from 1986 to 1995.

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.

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