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Sport Longtime D.C. radio host Chad Dukes fired from 106.7 The Fan for alleged racist, inappropriate comments

07:05  31 october  2020
07:05  31 october  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Longtime D . C . radio host Chad Dukes was fired by 106 . 7 The Fan after the station’s parent company announced it learned of “ racist and other inappropriate Longtime D . C . radio host Chad Dukes has been fired from 106 . 7 The Fan “ Chad Dukes is no longer with 106 . 7 The Fan ," J.P. Flaim said.

After a 13-year tenure with 106 . 7 the Fan , sports- radio host Chad Dukes has been fired due to what his employer described as “ racist and other inappropriate comments ” that he After a back-and-forth about whether it’s time to move on from kneeling during the national anthem, Dukes says the following

Washington D.C. sports radio host Chad Dukes has been fired from 106.7 The Fan, parent company Entercom announced Thursday. Entercom said it learned of "racist and other inappropriate comments" Dukes made in past episodes on his personal podcast. 

a large building with a sunset in the background: Sports radio host Chad Dukes was fired from the airwaves in Washington, D.C., for racist and inappropriate remarks on his podcast. © J. David Ake, AP Sports radio host Chad Dukes was fired from the airwaves in Washington, D.C., for racist and inappropriate remarks on his podcast.

“We have zero tolerance for this type of speech from any of our employees, on our platforms or otherwise,” Ivy Savoy-Smith, the senior vice president and market manager of Entercom Washington, D.C., said in the statement. “Our air talent are ambassadors of our brand, and we do not want to be affiliated with these comments.”

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106 . 7 The Fan host Chad Dukes was fired by Entercom for racist and inappropriate remarks Longtime D . C . radio host Chad Dukes has been fired from 106 . 7 The Fan , the station’s parent “ Chad Dukes is no longer with 106 . 7 The Fan ,” J.P. Flaim said. “Our company recently learned of

Chad Dukes (born Chad Sisson; December 7, 1978, in Alexandria, Virginia) is a former radio personality. He was the afternoon drive host of Chad Dukes Vs. the World on WJFK 106 . 7 The Fan

Beginning in July 2009, Dukes co-hosted the station's afternoon drivetime program alongside former NFL linebacker LaVar Arrington, who left for the NFL Network in 2014. Following Arrington's departure, Dukes took over the program solo, with "Chad Dukes vs. The World." He was one of the D.C.-area's most-tenured voices in radio. 

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Pete Medhurst was behind the mic in Dukes' place on Thursday afternoon. The 106.7 morning show, "The Sports Junkies," briefly addressed Dukes' firing Monday morning, according to the Washington Post

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Chad Dukes (born Chad Sisson December 7, 1978, in Alexandria, Virginia) is a radio personality. He is the afternoon drive host of Chad Dukes Vs. the World. WJFK 106 . 7 The Fan is a sports talk format radio station in the greater Washington D . C . area.

"Chad Dukes is no longer with 106.7 The Fan," J.P. Flaim said, per the Post. "Our company recently learned of inappropriate comments that he made in past episodes of his personal podcast and our company has zero tolerance for any forms of hateful speech, so our focus, the Junkies, remains on sports and doing the best show we can. With that said, I don’t think we’re saying anything further on it."

Dukes said on the air in September 2019 he signed a new two-year contract extension. All of his tweets were deleted and his audio on the 106.7 The Fan website was scrubbed. 

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Longtime D.C. radio host Chad Dukes fired from 106.7 The Fan for alleged racist, inappropriate comments

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