Although initially bitter, Piatt’s anger dissipated as the years passed. WNIR FM 100.1 is a broadcast Radio station from Kent, Ohio, United States, providing Talk, News, Sports and Weather programs. Kinzbach left the station in 1994. (Plain Dealer file photo), Barry Weingart is best known as co-host with Steve "Doc Nemo" of an early progressive rock show in the late 1960s on WZAK-FM/106.5. The show was a blend of music, comedy, news and sports, all with a definitively Cleveland sensibility. She was the news director at WABQ during the early 1970s She also ran for Cleveland City Council and led Black Political Women of Cleveland. He commuted to New York for a time, then did WCBS shows remotely from Cleveland. (Plain Dealer file photo), John Webster worked from 1984-1997 with John Lanigan and Jimmy Malone at WMJI FM/105.7, as part newsman, part comic sidekick on the perennially top-rated "Lanigan and Webster" show. (Plain Dealer file photo), Proud Parma natives, this longtime duo is better known as the affable hosts of "The Brian and Joe Show." Hopkins got caught up in the payola scandals of the late 1950s and early 1960s, along with many other DJs in Cleveland, including fellow KYW personality Joe Finan. He began every broadcast with his trademark, "Hi again everybody." Entrepreneur and founder of Marty Conn Entertainment, he hosted a radio celebrity interview show – along with his wife, Norma - on WERE-AM/1490, and later WRMR-AM/850. In 2014, Rover pleaded guilty to four misdemeanors in relation to the illegal use of fireworks and a confrontation with an off-duty police officer at the Whiskey Island marina in downtown Cleveland. From 1989 to 1997, he was a DJ at WNCX-FM/98.5, first with a weekend show, "The British Invasion," then later with a morning-drive program, "Mad Dogs and Englishmen." Angela Bellios is on Facebook. Listen to your favorite radio stations at Streema. She later worked in radio promotion and sales in Chicago and New York. He stayed at the station until 1996. Medina, OHIO (WOIO) - Longtime media personality Jim Isabella returned to the airways after a five-week battle with coronavirus, starting with a trip to the doctor for an annoying cough. He joined the station in 1982 when it first switched to an urban format aimed at black audiences. (Photo: Chuck Crow, The Plain Dealer), A DJ at WMMS-FM/100.7 in the 1980s, Stein went on to work in programming at Westwood One and Launch Radio Networks. Attorney Nancy Grim, representing Maggie Fuller, and radio station manager Bill Klaus both confirmed the matter has been resolved but declined to … Freed left Cleveland for New York in 1954, where he became a national figure, hosting a nationally syndicated radio show and a weekly TV program on ABC. (Plain Dealer file photo). He was a smooth-talking, friendly voice and a good interviewer. He hosted a morning radio show and afternoon movie show and did weather in the evenings. He was 68 and battled cancer for a lot longer than was expected because Stan was a fighter. She worked there until 1999. In addition to … Spero is still active as an artist manager. (He is pictured here with WGAR partner Michelle Maloney in 2005.) He was in the booth for every Browns season through 1984. In late 2016, friends started a GoFundMe page for Alden, reporting that she was recovering from a brain aneurysm. Lanigan came to Cleveland in 1970 to replace Don Imus at WGAR. She now lives in Santa Monica, Calif. (Stile is pictured here, sitting next to Bruce Springsteen during his 1976 visit to the WMMS studios. (Halper is at center in the photo above, with members of Rush and WMMS staffers. She has written several books, including "Boston Radio: 1920-2010." A pioneering African-American DJ, Eddie O'Jay worked in Cleveland for WABQ-AM/1460 in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Morrow started out locally at WIXY-AM/1260 in 1966, becoming one of the Top 40 station's "Supermen." In 2013, she started a classic-rock show on SiriusXM's Classic Vinyl Channel, broadcasting live from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. John “Couch Burner” Denning – couch@wnir.com. Over the years, Blecman also released several novelty songs, the most popular being "Space Invaders," which went to No. July 9, 2009: Nationally recognized radio executive, active community leader and beloved husband, father and friend Tom Severino succumbed to cancer on July 5 after a determined and inspiring five-month fight.At the time of his death, Tom was serving as Vice President and Market Manager of Emmis Radio in Indianapolis. WNIR is a division of BWH Music Group. Lanigan was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2013. He was the first to syndicate Howard Stern in Cleveland. Howie Lund got his Cleveland radio start at WJW in the 1940s. His current roster includes Kenny Loggins, Marc Cohn, Dicky Betts, Simon Kirke, Richie Furay and others. He kept that gig until 2014. Then, during the next newscast, he lit my copy on fire as I was reading it. "I know you're not supposed to become friends with the sources you cover, but I was proud to call Stan Piatt a friend for more than three decades," Warner said. AKRON -- Another on-air personality from the WNIR 100.1 FM family has passed away. He left Cleveland in the 1970s, and died in 1999 in Grand Haven, Michigan. Patrick, whose real name is Michael Ryan, was a staple at Akron station WKDD-FM/96.5 from 1981-1995. He left WCBS for good in 2005 when it dropped its oldies format, moving to Sirius Satellite Radio (now SiriusXM Radio) for an oldies show broadcast live from the Rock Hall. He later moved to WKNR. Every dollar buys four meals for the hungry. He apparently doesn't work for them anymore. He came to Cleveland as both a DJ and the Buzzard's program director. Shirley later admitted that he had hired exotic dancers to entertain him during the event and had passed out in a trailer after taking prescription drugs. Renieri left WIXY in 1975 for a job in Florida. Matt Lapczinski, better known as "Matt The Cat," started at WMMS-FM/100.7 in 1974, fresh out of Cleveland State University. McLean left WERE after a format change in 1961, heading to New York where he had an overnight show for many years. He tried two comeback attempts, but retired for good after a brief gig at WTAM-AM/1100 in 1998. "Who can be funny at that ungodly hour? She moved to WJMO in 1952. Her LinkedIn Profile says she is now an independent radio professional in New York. WHK later became WMMS) (Plain Dealer file photo), Beginning in the late 1970s and running until the late 1980s, Victor "Uncle Vic" Blecman was a Sunday night staple for Northeast Ohio radio listeners on WGCL-FM/98.5. (Plain Dealer file photo), An old-school radio newsman who began working in the 1950s, Danaceau was best known as the longtime news director at WCLV-FM. Hired in 1966, he was known for his rapid-fire style, delivered in Southern drawl. He remains the radio voice of the Indians, currently working with Jim Rosenhaus. "Stan loved people as much as he loved the Beatles," she said. He got his start in Cleveland in 1951 at WERE-AM/1330, where he became a close friend of legendary DJ Bill Randle. (Plain Dealer file photo), As WMMS-FM/100.7 program director from 1973-86, Gorman led the Buzzard troops on a campaign of conquest that transformed an unknown, FM upstart into a rock 'n' roll powerhouse. Former Akron radio star Stan Piatt signed off early Tuesday morning after a 2½-year war with cancer. (Photo: Plain Dealer file), Paul Tapie was a radio personality for 12 years in Cleveland during the 1980s and 1990s, working for WGAR-AM, WNCX-FM and WKNR-AM. (Plain Dealer file photo), Randle is perhaps the most successful and notable radio personality in Cleveland history, even more so than Alan Freed. Perlich moved to Los Angeles in 1972 and became a radio legend in that town, too, working at KMET and later KFAC and KCSN, where he hosted acclaimed interview shows. (Plain Dealer file photo), The most famous radio personality in Cleveland history, and a pioneer of early rock 'n' roll. They were moved to Lake View Cemetery in 2016. A graduate of Cloverleaf High School and Ohio University, Piatt had a unique, infectious laugh that Beacon Journal columnist Steve Love once described as "a yawp that sounds as if the Gods of Comedy have performed the Heimlich maneuver on him.". Maggie Fuller, the on-air pseudonym of Nancy Jones of Kent, was hired by WNIR in 1999 and joined the morning crew, where banter “required” her to “endure a degree of sexual innuendo with her male colleagues.”. Barrett moved to Cincinnati after his retirement. In 1989, he was fired from WWWE-AM/1100 because of excessive use of foul language on the air. He was a great teacher, friend and entertainer.". "We hit it off right away when I started at WNIR in 1982. 73% of WNIR's programming is original Talk radio, not syndicated. "Proud that I saw him give up a serious drinking habit. The former All-Star Indians pitcher got his start in broadcasting in 1964 a few years after retiring from baseball. He presided over what many consider the first-ever rock concert, the Moondog Coronation Ball, held March 21, 1952, at the old Cleveland Arena. Today, he's out of radio and has been the owner of The Dean Rufus House Of Fun retail boutique on West 29th Street in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood for the past 12 years. Jacqueline Gerber, also known as "Queen of the Morning," has been entertaining listeners with her laid-back style and droll sense of humor at classical-music station WCLV FM/104.9 since 2001. 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