Amid comeback from crack, radio host Dubay settles into new job


ESPN 1500 sports radio host Jeff Dubay still has nightmares related to the crack addiction that led to a downfall, the loss of his family, home and money – and for a time, his career – the Star Tribune reports.

And when Dubay is awake, it still seems like a dream to him that his comeback could be real, the newspaper reports.

But Jeff Dubay, 45, is back on the air, about a month into co-hosting a morning show with Judd Zulgad.

Dubay, who spent years co-hosting a show with Paul Allen at KFAN, was arrested in October 2008 for possession of crack cocaine. After hitting bottom, he says he has been sober since March 2011. He's given a number of recent interviews about his addiction, and the comeback, including one with Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine, in which he revealed that his wife had an affair with his brother.

Dubay is still putting some of the pieces of his life back together, the Star Tribune reports. He is out of contact with everyone in his family except his sister. He is filing for bankruptcy. And he's been staying with friends and hopes to be in his own apartment by March, the newspaper reports.

He sees a happy ending: "It’s just fun," Dubay tells the Star Tribune. "I’m getting to do what I want to do.”

The newspaper has video of Dubay in action.

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