Celebrity PA Announcer of the Game
Mystery Celebrity PA Announcers will also be revealed HERE after the game:
Saturday, April 6th - Tim Daugherty from 97.5 WONE
Tim Daugherty has played a variety of roles with WONE since the day it was born on January 1, 1985. A member of the original staff, he has been heard on every shift around the clock; morning, noon, and nights, even overnights! These days, Tim is the Program Director, overseeing the day to day business dealings of WONE and making sure the jocks are all playing the best tunes they can and keeping you, our customers, satisfied with what you hear. Once a jock, always a jock, Tim will still be heard from time to time filling in here and there because after all, he IS Tim Daugherty, The Rock & Roll Authority.
Saturday, April 20th - Joe Tait, Legendary Announcer for the Cleveland Cavaliers
When you hear "It's Basketball Time at the Q" there's no mistaking the voice behind it. It's the same voice that announced Basketball Time at Cleveland Arena, the Coliseum and the Gund. Of course we are talking about Joe Tait, the Voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Saturday, May 4th - Steve French from WNIR 100 FM The Talk of Akron
Steve has covered sports for WNIR since 1995. His reports are a mixture of sports scores, facts, news and hilariously sarcastic commentary. But his role in the morning show goes far beyond sports. Steve's dry and sarcastic wit harmonizes perfectly with Stan Piatt's effusive personality. And he's WNIR's unofficial minister of pop culture who keeps the audience in tune with music, movies, television and celebrity antics and gossip.
Saturday, May 18th & Saturday, August 17th - Mark Tromba, Former Cleveland Indians' PA Announcer
Weekdays, you will find Mark disguised as a sales rep for Sysco Foods of Cleveland, but on the weekends his true self emerges as he tackles the world of sports. He has worked as a Sports Director in Pittsburgh, PA, done play-by-play of high school sports for WELW-AM in Willoughby, and has done Cleveland Indians Public Address announcing (including the 1995 and 1997 World Series and the 1997 All-star game).
Saturday, June 8th - Bob Tayek, Current Cleveland Indians' PA Announcer
Tayek is in his 15th season as the Tribe's PA man, prepped by a long career in broadcast news. He was a broadcast major at Ohio University way back when, and cut his teeth doing high school football and OU Bobcat basketball and football. Now, Tayek spends his days as the Director of Communications for the Cleveland Catholic Diocese and his evenings at Progressive Field in a job that's harder than many think. Tayek says he arrives at the park at 4:30 for any 7PM game, and 75% of his job is preparation: studying rosters, any transactions or changes, checking with umpires on signals and more. Tayek says he has two favorite memories: The 2007 Bug Game, which requires no explanation, and Asdrubal Cabrera's unassisted triple play on May 12, 2008 - the Tribe's first since 1909. He also calls Robbie Alomar the best player he's seen in an Indians uniform.
Saturday, June 22nd - Jim Chenot from 91.3 The Summit
Jim Chenot has been a fixture in Northeast Ohio radio since 1985, when he was an original staff member at 97.5 WONE, a station he called home for 16 years. The Canton, Ohio native got his start in radio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, followed by stops in Canton, Cleveland, and Akron. Jim has been a member of The Summit family since 2001. Besides his sales duties, Jim can be heard on The Beatles Break, the in-concert feature Front Row Center, as well as The Radio Sandbox, his Friday night free-form show.
Saturday, June 29th - Jeff Shreve, PA Announcer for the Cleveland Browns and Canton Charge
Jeff Shreve is a public address announcer for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League, University of Akron football and men's basketball, the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League and the former public address announcer of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Shreve began duties as full-time public address announcer at the beginning of the second season of existence of Gund Arena in the 1995-96 NBA season. He was the voice of the 1997 NBA All-Star Game, as well as the "NBA at 50" halftime ceremony honoring the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Shreve served as the Public Address announcer for the Cleveland Rockers of the WNBA for all of their seven seasons (1997-2003). He has also been the announcer for the Mid-American Conference men's and women's basketball tournaments since 2000.
Saturday, July 13th - Keith Kennedy from 98.1 WKDD
Many have come to know Keith as the morning show host on Akron's 98.1 WKDD. Along with his partner Shannon, they attract one of the largest female audiences in Northeast Ohio each weekday morning with unique combination of useful advice, and outrageous Kennedy remarks. Listeners tune in to hear his neurotic, self-deprecating personality. Off air Keith is the Regional Programming Manager for Clear Channel Media + Entertainment for Northern Ohio, overseeing programming on thirty-two radio stations in eight markets. Born in Orrville, Ohio, his success in radio started at the age of 14 when he was first hired for part-time work at a radio station in Wooster, Ohio. He joined WKDD radio in 1998 as afternoon host and became Program Director in 2001.
Saturday, July 27th - Tom Glasenapp, Indians' PA Announcer at Municipal Stadium
His deep, resonate voice and classy style led to announcing jobs with the Browns (1979-1995) and the Indians (1989-1993). Has the distinction of being the PA announcer at the final games at Cleveland Stadium for both the Browns and Indians.
Saturday, August 24 - Daune Robinson, Sunday Voice of the Cleveland Indians
The first female PA announcer of a Major League Baseball team in Ohio, Robinson has been a sports, weather and news anchor in her career. This certified meteorologist is a proud graduate of Syracuse University. Currently, she hosts a weekly show on medical topics, and previously co-hosted the Cleveland Browns pre-game show.