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Cleveland Cavaliers, Fox Sports Ohio tab John Michael as play-by-play announcer; Tim Alcorn named team’s radio broadcaster
Author: Chris Fedor
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cleveland Cavaliers and Fox Sports Ohio are staying in the family when it comes to filling the role of longtime play-by-play man Fred McLeod, who passed away suddenly two weeks ago.
The two sides announced Monday morning that John Michael will join the television broadcasts, moving from his previous role on the radio side.
Michael has served as the Cavaliers’ radio play-by-play broadcaster for the past eight seasons as well as hosted Cavs HQ, which airs on both FOX Sports Ohio and the Cavs Radio Network. In this new role, Michael will continue his hosting duties on Cavs HQ while also being a regular contributor to Cavaliers Live pre and postgame shows on FOX Sports Ohio and giving fans behind-the-scenes access via social media.
Michael will join Austin Carr at the broadcast table while Angel Gray returns for a second season on the sidelines. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Cavaliers move radio play-by-play man John Michael to television, hire Tim Alcorn
Author: Marla Ridenour
Publication: Akron Beacon Journal
The Cavaliers moved radio play-by-play man John Michael to television broadcasts on FOX Sports Ohio and hired Tim Alcorn, who has spent the past 27 years at AM 930-WEOL in Lorain/Elyria, to take Michael’s spot.
The moves come after the passing of Fred McLeod, who died suddenly on Sept. 9 as he was about to start his 15th season with the Cavs.
Michael has spent the past eight seasons on the Cavs’ radio network after working with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League.
Alcorn, a Kent State graduate who has worked in Northeast Ohio since 1985, served as sports director and station manager at WEOL, where he started in 1992. He began his radio career at WOBL in Oberlin. Alcorn has hosted “Countdown at The Q” and “From the Dugout,” live on-site pregame shows before home Cavaliers and Indians games.
Alcorn has called play-by-play for area high school football, basketball, baseball and softball and filled in on Cleveland Gladiators games, along with pregame, halftime and postgame studio host for the Cavs’ radio network. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Tim Alcorn from WEOL in Lorain named Cavs new radio play-by-play announcer
Author: Jeff Schudel
The Cavaliers, still shaken by the death of television play-by-play man Fred McLeod, on Sept. 23 announced their TV and radio broadcast teams for the upcoming season.
John Michael will move to the television side of the broadcast on FOX Sports Ohio to work with commentator Austin Carr after eight years as the Cavaliers radio announcer.
Tim Alcorn will replace Michael on the WTAM 1100-AM and WMMS 100.7-FM radio broadcasts and work with commentator Jim Chones. Alcorn has spent the past 27 years at AM930 WEOL in Lorain/Elyria, where he was most recently sports director and station manager.
McLeod, 67, died suddenly on Sept. 9. Two weeks earlier he talked excitedly about the Cavaliers upcoming season. - CLICK HERE to read full story.