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Gregg Hughes Biography
Gregg Hughes is an American radio personality and podcast host. He is better known by his air name Opie. Gregg is mostly known as the former co-host of the Opie and Anthony radio show. It aired from 1995 to 2014 with Anthony Cumia and comedian Jim Norton. Gregg and Norton stayed at SiriusXM as co-hosts of Opie with Jim Norton from 2014 to 2016 . Gregg became the host of his own show, The Opie Radio Show in October 2016, which lasted until his firing from SiriusXM on July 7, 2017. He launched his new podcast, The Opie Radio Podcast, on the Westwood One network on May 8, 2018.
Gregg Hughes Age
Gregg was born on May 23, 1963 in Centerport, New York, U.S. He is 55 years old as of 2018.
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Gregg was born into an Irish-American family. He was raised in Centerport, New York on Long Island with a mother who he described as “pretty strict”. Gregg gained the nickname “Opie” because of his childhood resemblance to Opie Taylor, a fictional character from The Andy Griffith Show portrayed by Ron Howard.
Gregg Hughes Education
Gregg graduated from Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York in 1981; his yearbook lists basketball, the New York Islanders hockey team, skiing, and films as his interests. Gregg wished for a career in radio, and graduated from State University of New York at Geneseo with a degree in communications. During his time studying, Hughes worked air shifts at the university radio station.
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Gregg began to date Lynsi Smigo in 2004. The pair met during an event in Philadelphia to promote the return of Opie and Anthony on XM. Gregg announced their engagement on September 5, 2007. The couple married on November 22, 2008. The couple has two children. Gregg being a great fan of John Lennon named his daughter Lennon in his remembrance. The family lives in New York City.
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Gregg said on March 19, 2018, that he had signed a contract with Westwood One to develop a podcast and a traditionally syndicated radio show for the network. Westwood One has yet to announce Hughes’ new show. On May 2 2018, it was announced that the podcast would debut the following week, with the first episode airing on May 9 2018.
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Gregg Hughes The Opie Radio Show
Gregg announced his new weekday afternoon show on the Opie Radio channel from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m on October 3, 2016. Gregg was not happy with the move as he felt “blindsided” by Norton’s decision to host the channel’s morning program, Jim Norton & Sam Roberts with Sam Roberts. He claimed he was not informed of the news until the week previous, which is why he felt “so mad”. The Opie Radio Show launched on October 4, 2016. During the first show, Hughes spoke to Cumia on the air for the first time in over two years.
Gregg was fired from SiriusXM for undisclosed reasons, as reported online on July 6, 2017 . It came almost three years to the day of Cumia’s firing. Later in the day, Hughes tweeted: “I can honestly say I have no idea exactly what’s going on as I tweet this. More when I know.” On July 7, Hughes confirmed his firing via a YouTube video, stating that he had not been allowed to say “Your mom’s box”, a phrase from Opie and Anthony, on the air on his last shift, so he wrote it in the sand on the beach where he shot the video. Hughes’ departure was based on an alleged incident where he filmed a colleague using the bathroom.
Gregg Hughes Net Worth| Gregg Hughes Salary
Gregg has a net worth of $12 million his salary is not yet known.
Gregg Hughes Bam Margera
Gregg and his wife sued Steppin’ Out magazine columnist Chaunce Hayden for $10 million in 2008. Hayden had claimed in his column to have become aware of the existence of a sex tape of Smigo and Bam Margera, a claim he later retracted. The lawsuit was dismissed on March 16, 2010 as the judge ruled that the original news story was newsworthy, noting that all parties had agreed that no sex tape actually existed.