CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Cavaliers announced the hiring of Tim Alcorn as the team’s new radio play-by-play broadcaster on the Cavaliers Radio Network. Alcorn fills the position previously held by John Michael, who is transitioning to the role of television play-by-play announcer for the Cavaliers on FOX Sports Ohio. Alcorn joins Jim Chones, who is returning as the color analyst for his 10th season in the Cavaliers radio booth. All Cavaliers games this season will again be broadcast on flagship radio stations WTAM 1100 and FM 100.7 WMMS, as well as across the Cavaliers Radio Network.
“I am incredibly honored to have been selected by the Cavaliers as the next radio play-by-play announcer for the organization,” said Alcorn. “The position is truly a ‘dream job.’ It’s both exciting and humbling to be chosen. I’m also aware the opportunity would not have occurred if not for the untimely passing of Fred McLeod and I will strive to uphold the high standards that Fred, John Michael, Joe Tait and others established as Cavs announcers. I’m eager to get started as the Cavs embark on their 50th season.”
Alcorn has spent the past 27 years at AM 930 WEOL in Lorain/Elyria, where he was most recently the lead sports voice, sports director and station manager. He has been a sportscaster in the Northeast Ohio area since 1985, beginning his radio career at WOBL in Oberlin after graduating from Kent State University, and later joining AM 930 WEOL in 1992. During his time at WEOL, Alcorn was the host of “Countdown at The Q” and “From the Dugout,” live on-site pregame shows before home Cavaliers and Indians games, respectively. He was additionally the play-by-play announcer for thousands of local high school football, basketball, baseball and softball games, and hosted multiple radio programs promoting high school athletics. Alcorn has previously filled in as the play-by-play announcer for Cleveland Gladiators games and as the pregame, halftime and postgame studio host for the Cavaliers Radio Network.
Alcorn has been honored with several Hall of Fame inductions over his career, including the Lorain County Football Coaches Hall of Fame, the Lorain County Boys and Girls Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, the Elyria Area Umpires Hall of Fame and the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Hall of Honor. He has also been a recipient of the Lorain County Athletic Administrators Citizenship Award and the OHSAA Northeast District Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award, and is a three-time winner of the Ohio Associated Press “Best Sports Broadcaster” award. He serves on both the Midview and Elyria Sports Hall of Fame committees and is an inductee of the “Make a Difference” Hall of Honor at his alma mater, Midview High School. Alcorn and his wife, Diane, are the proud parents of four children – daughters Kara and Alyssa, and sons Shawn and Ryan.