Gregg Hughes

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Gregg Hughes (born May 23, 1963), better known by his air name Opie, is an American radio personality and podcast host best known as the former co-host of the Opie and Anthony radio show that aired from 1995 to 2014 with Anthony Cumia and comedian Jim Norton.wikipedia
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Opie and Anthony

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Gregg Hughes (born May 23, 1963), better known by his air name Opie, is an American radio personality and podcast host best known as the former co-host of the Opie and Anthony radio show that aired from 1995 to 2014 with Anthony Cumia and comedian Jim Norton.
Opie and Anthony is an American radio show hosted by Gregg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia that aired from March 1995 to July 2014, with comedian Jim Norton serving as third mic from 2001.

Anthony Cumia

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Gregg Hughes (born May 23, 1963), better known by his air name Opie, is an American radio personality and podcast host best known as the former co-host of the Opie and Anthony radio show that aired from 1995 to 2014 with Anthony Cumia and comedian Jim Norton.
Anthony Cumia (born April 26, 1961) is an American radio personality and broadcaster who is best known as the co-host of the Opie and Anthony radio show with Gregg "Opie" Hughes that aired from 1995 to 2014, alongside comedian Jim Norton from 2001.

Jim Norton (comedian)

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Gregg Hughes (born May 23, 1963), better known by his air name Opie, is an American radio personality and podcast host best known as the former co-host of the Opie and Anthony radio show that aired from 1995 to 2014 with Anthony Cumia and comedian Jim Norton.
He gained initial prominence as third mic on the radio show Opie and Anthony, with Gregg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia, from 2001 to 2014.

Opie with Jim Norton

From 2014 to 2016, Hughes and Norton stayed at SiriusXM as co-hosts of Opie with Jim Norton.
Opie with Jim Norton is an American radio show hosted by Gregg "Opie" Hughes and Jim Norton that aired from July 2014 to September 2016.

Centerport, New York

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Hughes was born on May 23, 1963 into an Irish-American family, and was raised in Centerport, New York on Long Island with a mother who he described as "pretty strict".

Harborfields High School

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In 1981, Hughes graduated from Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York; his yearbook lists basketball, the New York Islanders hockey team, skiing, and films as his interests.

State University of New York at Geneseo

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He wished for a career in radio, and graduated from State University of New York at Geneseo with a degree in communications.

Faction Talk

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In October 2014, Hughes and Norton signed a new contract to continue the SiriusXM show, and the channel was re-branded to Opie Radio which was kept until January 2017.
On August 5, 2004, radio personalities Gregg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia signed a contract to host their Opie and Anthony show on XM Satellite Radio, a subscription-based satellite radio service from October 4 that year, from New York City.

WEDG

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Hughes left WCMF to work the midnight to 6:00 a.m. shift at WUFX in Buffalo, New York.
They were moved from mornings after 12 years to make way for Opie and Anthony, a homecoming of sorts for Gregg "Opie" Hughes, who was a former WUFX staffer.

WBAB

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Hughes' next job was at WBAB on Long Island as the host of The Nighttime Attitude, a rock music show from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.
* Opie and Anthony — Opie met Anthony when Anthony submitted a song parody while Opie worked at WBAB

Jim Norton & Sam Roberts

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On October 3, 2016, Hughes announced his new weekday afternoon show on the Opie Radio channel from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Hughes 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.
In early 2001, Norton became a co-host of Opie and Anthony on WNEW in New York City, with hosts Gregg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia.

Opie and Anthony's Traveling Virus Comedy Tour (2007)

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The Traveling Virus was a comedy tour headlined by Hughes and Cumia, as well as friends of the show, that had shows in various cities during 2006, 2007, and 2008.
According to Opie this led to the 2008 full tour to canceled in favor of one final show held on August 2, 2008.

Stage name

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Gregg Hughes (born May 23, 1963), better known by his air name Opie, is an American radio personality and podcast host best known as the former co-host of the Opie and Anthony radio show that aired from 1995 to 2014 with Anthony Cumia and comedian Jim Norton.

Irish Americans

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Hughes was born on May 23, 1963 into an Irish-American family, and was raised in Centerport, New York on Long Island with a mother who he described as "pretty strict".

Long Island

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Hughes was born on May 23, 1963 into an Irish-American family, and was raised in Centerport, New York on Long Island with a mother who he described as "pretty strict".

Opie Taylor

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He gained the nickname "Opie" because of his childhood resemblance to Opie Taylor, a fictional character from The Andy Griffith Show portrayed by Ron Howard.

The Andy Griffith Show

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He gained the nickname "Opie" because of his childhood resemblance to Opie Taylor, a fictional character from The Andy Griffith Show portrayed by Ron Howard.

Ron Howard

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He gained the nickname "Opie" because of his childhood resemblance to Opie Taylor, a fictional character from The Andy Griffith Show portrayed by Ron Howard.

Greenlawn, New York

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In 1981, Hughes graduated from Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York; his yearbook lists basketball, the New York Islanders hockey team, skiing, and films as his interests.

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In 1981, Hughes graduated from Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York; his yearbook lists basketball, the New York Islanders hockey team, skiing, and films as his interests.

WCMF-FM

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After graduating from university, Hughes landed a job in the promotions department at WCMF in Rochester, New York, but soon moved to work on the station's morning show, then hosted by Brother Wease.

Rochester, New York

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After graduating from university, Hughes landed a job in the promotions department at WCMF in Rochester, New York, but soon moved to work on the station's morning show, then hosted by Brother Wease.

Brother Wease

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After graduating from university, Hughes landed a job in the promotions department at WCMF in Rochester, New York, but soon moved to work on the station's morning show, then hosted by Brother Wease.

Buffalo, New York

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Hughes left WCMF to work the midnight to 6:00 a.m. shift at WUFX in Buffalo, New York.

O. J. Simpson

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In August 1994, Hughes held an O.J. Simpson song parody contest for listeners surrounding the outcome of Simpson's murder case.