Jeff Dubay out at 1500 ESPN

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Jeff Dubay is out of a job once again.
-- Update at bottom --

Almost exactly a year after he was hired, Jeff Dubay was let go today by 1500 ESPN.

SEE ALSO: Jeff Dubay quits Twitter, threatens to fight trolls who "took addiction cheap shots"

Dubay himself broke the news on his Twitter account:

Dubay made a remarkable return to the Twin Cities sports-talk airwaves following his October 2008 arrest for crack cocaine possession, an arrest that led to his termination from KFAN. (In an interview he did in late 2012, he said he started smoking crack after his wife started sleeping with his brother.)

His tenure at 1500 ESPN was marked by a number of bitter Twitter feuds with folks ranging from MPR's Bob Collins to climate-change believers to Chris Kluwe.

:::: UPDATE ::::

1500 ESPN published a statement about Dubay's departure on its Facebook page this afternoon. Here it is, in its entirety:
Today 1500 ESPN made the difficult announcement that we will not be renewing Jeff Dubay's contract.

Jeff has done a great job for us at 1500 ESPN. He has done everything we asked him to do. Unfortunately, the 2014 business environment requires that we operate in a more efficient manner. This decision is not a reflection of Jeff's performance. It is a reflection of our current operating environment.

We want to personally thank Jeff for his commitment to 1500 ESPN. He has come to work prepared, full of energy and ready to host a sports talk show every day.

Jeff's last day is today. We will not be adding staff to fill Jeff's position so we will be sharing a plan for Judd's show in the very near future.
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Lance Knorr
Lance Knorr

Jeff is a better talent than Judd or PA. This is a poor move. Good luck Jeff.

Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

I can't believe any intelligent person would listen to any of these guy's spew bullshit about sports.  All this talk about sports is for low IQ trailer / ghetto trash!

Kelly Andersen
Kelly Andersen

I guess His rambling from a couple weeks ago caught up with Him.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

I don't see why you would fire Dubay and keep Zulgad, Souhan or Soucheray.  Seriously how boring do you have to be to find anything Soucheray interesting?  Anyone who listens to that pedophile defenders show is creepy and weird.  

alsdkfj
alsdkfj

"Difficult" announcement. Haha, sure. I'm sure there's one or two goons who will miss him.

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

A$$hole deserves it. He is a craptastic broadcaster with a thin skin. Try working for a living, Doobie

Bob B Bopp
Bob B Bopp

Time to grow up and get a real job now, Jeff. -your mom.

Ryan Rydberg
Ryan Rydberg

Thank God I don't have to listen to his stammering anymore. He's the worst!

Tom Minor
Tom Minor

He will find a gig soon, to good not to be on the air

ElliotPark
ElliotPark

Howard Stern was fired from W-NNNNNBC only to go on to become the greatest on-air personality in the history of radio.

Mr. Dubay could do the same thing if he can figure out what Americans like more than strippers, midgets, pornstars, and Hi-Pitch Erik.

Ron Heart
Ron Heart

I've had contact with him once he was cordial don't wish anyone to loose there job. Hope he lands another job.

Rich Taco Rosalez
Rich Taco Rosalez

nice guy who knows his sports, especially gopher hockey hope all turns out good for you jeff

Amanda Jenson
Amanda Jenson

The guy is a complete tool. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

David Lloyd
David Lloyd

There was a reason Bert referred to him as "Dickhead".

David Lloyd
David Lloyd

Your not an on air personality. And I listened to Jeff for many years before he lost his gig at KFAN. Radio personalities let on to who they really are in real life if you listen long enough.

mikeberg
mikeberg

Back to PA for me.  I'll go where Dubay goes. 

Dave Archer II
Dave Archer II

Get together with the Superstar and get a show going, 9 to noon somewhere, to give folks a solid option to not have to listen to the incoherent ramblings of Paul Allen !!!

mondayfunday
mondayfunday

NO money for 1500 but plenty for 107.1, TMZ on repeat. 

Matthew Gramlich
Matthew Gramlich

Nick: So long as you don't suppose any unfounded social or intellectual superiority, probably nothing. Employers don't like people who draw unnecessary negative attention. I still have faith in journalists.

Nick Longworth
Nick Longworth

I just would hate to see what all these keyboard crusaders on here who don't know me would say about me..

thatlahtiguy
thatlahtiguy

seems like a lot of commentors are tempting Karma on here.  Lot of hate sounds like he tried to get it together hope he does

Nick Longworth
Nick Longworth

I dig Bert's job calling games too, but that doesn't mean I'm going to go letting him pick my friends, ya know?

Nick Longworth
Nick Longworth

Have you hung-out a lot with him personally, or?

Jason Gabbert
Jason Gabbert

Very sudden decision, which suggests he may have relapsed into the drug and alcohol use. I saw him outside a Twins game last year and he looked totally out of it.

Steve Rood
Steve Rood

Past or no past, his high pitched/stuttering delivery was completely unlistenable. He did know his college hockey though....

David Lloyd
David Lloyd

Because in real life he's kind of a tool. Bert Blyleven didn't like him all the way back to his Twins batboy days.

Matthew Martin
Matthew Martin

Dropped by KFAN, now ESPN 1500... why not join WCCO and go 3/3?

susanrickert
susanrickert

Hire "Weasel" previously from 93X he has a great sports mind!!!

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

If no-talent Dubay is more talented than Judd or PA, those guys ought to be suicidal.

Moistache
Moistache

@TweetsAreYours  Yes... thanks to big-banged tweeters for their TOP COMMENTS! Bot?

driver448
driver448

the guy is phenomenal; interesting, funny and knows how to entertain, which you have to do to listen to sports talk.....judd on the other hand has nothing to offer

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Yeah I'm sure Bert Byleven hated a fucking batboy.  Idiot.  

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@ron.fresquez These are the oldest lamest jokes to make.   You two idiots suck.   Way to be lame and assholish on the same comment.   That's exactly what a guy who has struggled needs, the lamest fucking jokes at his expense.  Bravo dickheads.  

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@Moistache  Your username reveals in real life you are a creepy weirdo that makes people uncomfortable.  

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