Good Luck Al Dukes

PunchYourself187

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I did a search on this, but didn't find any threads on it. Please delete otherwise.


Anyway, Opie mentioned on yesterday's show that this week is Al Dukes' last week.

Good luck Al and thanks for doing such a great job on the show. Hopefully the next guy will do as good a job as you did and not be a hardass.
 

seeinred

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His show rundown is really sweet. I didn't check it out until Opie said he was leaving. I hope whoever's up next does as well.

Best of luck to Al, and does anyone know where he's headed?
 

jackjack

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Has anyone started the speculation of Al coming back to Ron and Fez?
Didn't they have him on the show a month or so ago and talk to him about it?
Now they are ramping up the 'Earl sucks' bit as vacation approaches.

Who knows, love speculation.
 

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Any truth to the rumor that he's getting a pinball machine as a going away present?
 

pure_waves

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this would be great news if he was about to be named producer of the ron and fez show. wheres he moving on to?
 

PartyRock24

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good luck ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL and thanks for everything
 

krisko

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Has anyone started the speculation of Al coming back to Ron and Fez?
Didn't they have him on the show a month or so ago and talk to him about it?
Now they are ramping up the 'Earl sucks' bit as vacation approaches.

Who knows, love speculation.
i was thinking the same thing

Any truth to the rumor that he's getting a pinball machine as a going away present?
maybe the temptation of being so close to opie all the time was too much for poor Allllllll
 

lobofanina

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Has anyone started the speculation of Al coming back to Ron and Fez?
Didn't they have him on the show a month or so ago and talk to him about it?
Now they are ramping up the 'Earl sucks' bit as vacation approaches.

Who knows, love speculation.
Al's career has always seemed to be on upward trajectory, as much I would love for the gay guy on Broadway to come back to R&F it would be a few steps back for him to go from upper-management to a executive producer crying under his desk. I would love to see it happen though, Black Earl has been horrible for far to long.
 

Hoffman

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Good luck Alllllllllllllllll. We'll miss you, moreso because we won't be able to do the fun Alllllllllllll voices.
 

Jimmy's Dignity

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Get it? It's a dump button! Wakka wakka...



good luck Allllllllllllllllllllllllll
 

thekidslepthere

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it would be a few steps back for him to go from upper-management to a executive producer crying under his desk.
The radio business makes me laugh, to think that upper management works the dump button.

I know if a bad word gets on air it could mean a big fine, but Al has a masters degree and has been in the radio business for at least a decade. How hard could it be for a low level guy to learn a list of a hundred or so words and phrases and to press the dump button when one of them is said.
 

Hog's Big Ben

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Fuck that. Do you want to trust your career to some wet behind the ears asshat that would be distracted by boobs on Paltalk?

Tom C. should get his ass in there when the boys come back from vacation.



EDIT: Oh, yeah - good luck , Al, even though you meant nothing to me as an XM'er.
 

d0uche_n0zzle

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The hours have to suck balls. Especially, when you're not the one getting the big bucks.

Take luck Alllllllllllllll...
 

Mindslayer

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Id love to see Al back on R&F, not only because he's radio gold but because Earl sucks a big fat dick as EP, but of course we all know that.
 

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I remember when he was Ron and Fez' Executive Producer, dump guy for WNEW, and now dump guy/assistant program director for K-Rock.

He will be missed.

Al Dukes

Al Dukes is a former radio producer who is best known for working on the Ron and Fez Show on WNEW-FM in New York City. He left the show after losing a boxing match to another producer in 2002. In 2004, he joined Chris Booker's program on K-Rock. Al also served as Programming Coordinator for Infinity Broadcasting and was the producer of the now-defunct David Lee Roth Morning Radio Show. He is currently the Assistant Program Director for WFNY-FM, 92.3 Free FM, serving under Program Director John Mainelli. He also mans the "dump button" for the Opie and Anthony show. (See below) On September 5, 2006, Al Dukes appeared on the Ron and Fez Show on XM Satellite Radio for the first time in several years, and spent nearly an hour in-studio.
Al was often portrayed as being gay, although he denies this claim and has been on several heterosexual dates, most notably with "Stalker Patti", a formerly homeless woman. Al would often get drunk on the show which would lead to him performing crazy stunts such as kissing "Gay Randy" and destroying Anthony's (of the The Opie and Anthony Show) fooseball table, in which he later replaced with a Rolling Stones pinball table that was smashed by Opie on-air. Al was also known for his frank discussions of his standards in choosing female companionship. Generally, the more sexual partners a woman had, the less likely Al Dukes would consider dating them. Al was removed from his producing duties after losing in a boxing match to producer Rory Hamptons on May 31, 2002.

The Fight

Dukes was removed from his producing duties after losing in a boxing match to Rory Hamptons on June 14, 2002. The fight was a "loser leaves the show" match, with the stipulation that the whoever lost the fight would be removed from his position and never be allowed to appear on the air with Ron and Fez again. The fight took place outdoors in a makeshift ring on a rainy night next to Hooters on 56th street in midtown Manhattan. The match was fought thunderdome style where "two men enter, one man leaves!" With no judges, the fight would go on until one man quit or was knocked out.
Dukes, who had trained for the fight after poor performances at two other Ron and Fez Show events, more than held his own against Hamptons.
No longer producing the show and banished from appearing on air with Ron and Fez following the fight, Dukes was reassigned to working the "dump button" at WNEW for the rest of the show's tenure in New York. He was sometimes invited by Ron or Fez to phone in and give an opinion or what not but it was always a ruse and he would be cut off in mid sentence by Ron. Ron would then say "Sorry Al you're banned from the show". He was manning the dump button during Opie and Anthony's "Sex For Sam 3" incident. On September 5, 2006, he was an in-studio guest on Ron and Fez. In early 2007, Ron mentioned on the air that the fight was staged, and that Dukes had already requested and received a work transfer and was leaving the show anyway.

Free FM

Al is currently the "dump guy" for the terrestrial radio (and FCC compliant) portion of Opie and Anthony show, originating from the WFNY-FM studios in New York City. Al controls the "dumps" for the entire network feed, which goes to all the syndicated affiliates of the show, which include stations owned by CBS Radio and Citadel Broadcasting. It was once stated "Nothing gets past The Wall". Opie and Anthony have mentioned numerous times on the XM portion of their show, that Al was responsible for not "dumping out" on the infamous Sex For Sam 3 show. There is currently no problem between Al & Opie and Anthony, outside of occasional on-air ribbing.


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