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Who was Mike Trivisonno?

Mike Trivisonno (September 20, 1947 – October 28, 2021) was an American radio broadcaster, known for hosting his own self-titled afternoon talk show on Cleveland radio station WTAM AM 1100. He was widely referred to simply as “Triv” by callers and the Cleveland media.

Longtime Cleveland radio host Mike Trivisonno dies at 74

Longtime Cleveland radio host Mike Trivisonno dies at 74
Longtime Cleveland radio host Mike Trivisonno dies at 74

Longtime Cleveland radio host Mike Trivisonno died Thursday afternoon. He was 74.

Trivisonno, who often went by the nickname “Triv,” was the afternoon radio host for WTAM 1100.

Trivisonno began his radio life as a caller to the Pete Franklin Show on WTAM. He was dubbed “Mr. Know It All.”

WTAM eventually hired him as a sports talk personality with a passion for baseball, a sport he coached. He became known as Dr. Baseball for WTAM programs like “Tribe Insider.”

He quickly moved to discussions about local and national issues, striking up controversial arguments with figures including Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.

WTAM announced Trivosonno’s passing during his regular afternoon time slot Thursday. Roger Greene, General Manager or the Hilton Garden Inn in Twinsburg who worked with Trivisonno on a Coats for Kids charity, joined the program.

“He was so caring and he cared about everything he did and everybody he touched,” Greene said.

Trivisonno helped raise millions of dollars for local charities, including Coats for Kids and Providence House.

Several people took to Twitter to share memories of listening to “Triv.”

“I didn’t agree with much you said, but it’s sad when anyone passes away. I know your passion will be missed on the Cleveland airwaves. My thoughts are with your family and your coworkers,” Tim Shirer tweeted.

Fellow local radio hosts were also vocal on Twitter.

“So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Mike Trivisonno. I considered Mike a friend. He was a trailblazer in radio,” said Andy Baskin, host of Baskin & Phelps on WKRK 92.3 The Fan.

Mike Trivisonno Biography, Wiki

Mike Trivisonno (born September 20, 1949, in East Cleveland, Ohio) is the afternoon talk-show host on the Cleveland radio station Newsradio WTAM 1100.

He first gained notoriety by being a frequent caller (“Mr. Know It All”) on “Sportsline” hosted by Pete Franklin on what was then WWWE AM 1100. He began his own broadcasting career in 1985, working for a time at WNCX, commenting on sports, particularly boxing.

Mike Trivisonno Biography
Mike Trivisonno

He began hosting “Sportsline” on WWWE in 1994. At first, the show aired from 6-11 PM, and the show did well in the ratings–even though it was usually up against Cleveland Indians games on WKNR. It did so well, the decision was made to put Trivisonno in afternoon drive-time (4PM-8PM in 1996; 3PM-7PM since 1998). Since then, the show is usually either first or second in ratings for its time slot in the region.

His show was originally dedicated exclusively to sports but has become a forum for discussing issues of politics (and whatever happens to be on Trivisonno’s mind at the time). Also on the show are sidekick/producers “Big Daddy” Marty Allen and Paul Rado, as well as a young lady known only as “Alison” who provides a female perspective to an otherwise male-dominated program.

Trivisonno has admitted that he had a troubled youth, including being expelled from high school. However, he eventually returned to coach baseball at the high school level.

Mike Trivisonno Wife

Trivisonno was born in East Cleveland, Ohio, and attended Mayfield High School in Cleveland’s eastern suburbs. He was married to his high school sweetheart Linda (née Conforto), who died of lung and brain cancer on in 2009, at age 61. The couple have three children, two sons and a daughter, and two grandchildren.

On April 1, 2011, Trivisonno married his girlfriend, Tami in Las Vegas.

Mike Trivisonno with his wife Tami
Mike Trivisonno with his wife Tami

His brother Gary, a golf pro, was also a radio personality on WTAM, hosting a weekly golf show.

His son Michael Jr. owns an upscale restaurant called Trivs in suburban Strongsville, Ohio.

Mike Trivisonno FAQ’s

Who was Mike Trivisonno?

Mike Trivisonno (September 20, 1947 – October 28, 2021) was an American radio broadcaster, known for hosting his own self-titled afternoon talk show on Cleveland radio station WTAM AM 1100. He was widely referred to simply as “Triv” by callers and the Cleveland media.

How old was Mike Trivisonno?

Mike Trivisonno was 74 years old.

Who is Mike Trivisonno’s wife?

On April 1, 2011, Trivisonno married his girlfriend, Tami in Las Vegas.

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