WTAM 1100 Holiday Programming Special Cavaliers Classic presented by Time Warner Cable
CLEVELAND, OH - December 16, 2010 - Joe Tait has called over 3,300 games in his 40-year career as the Voice of the Cavaliers, and to this day, there is one game that took place 30 years ago that the legendary broadcaster considers the greatest regular season game in Cavaliers franchise history. It was in front of 13,820 unexpecting fans at the Richfield Coliseum on January 29, 1980 when the Cavaliers and L.A. Lakers took the game into four overtimes, to score a combined 307 points with the Cavs taking the victory by one point.
In a special holiday programming feature, the Cavs Radio Network flagship station WTAM 1100 will look back in time by airing this Cavaliers Classic presented by Time Warner Cable in its entirety on Tuesday, December 21st at 8:00 p.m.
“That is the one game I remember most fondly,” said Tait. “The Lakers were in championship mode. We had Bill Willoughby, who came out of high school directly to the NBA. Bill was guarding Kareem in the fourth overtime. In spite of it, we won the game 154-153.” The Lakers went on to win the NBA championship that season, with Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and current Cavs Radio Analyst Jim Chones leading the way.
“Similar to Time Warner Cable's Look Back® feature, allowing viewers to watch shows that aired up to 72 hours in the past, the ‘Cavaliers Classic Look Back’ gives fans the chance to relive this unforgettable moment in Cleveland sports history,” said Bill Jasso, Vice President of Communications, Time Warner Cable Northeast Ohio/Western Pennsylvania. “We are happy to help present this to Cavaliers fans and salute Joe Tait on his amazing broadcasting career.”
“As Joe continues to gain strength and prepare for heart surgery in January, we know fans will want to enjoy this legendary game call from the Cavs Hall of Famer,” said Cavaliers President Len Komoroski. “We continue to send our best wishes for a full recovery to Joe from his Cavaliers family, the fans, broadcasting colleagues and the entire NBA community around the league.”