Cavs Radio Announcer John Michael to Succeed Fred McLeod on Fox Sports Ohio

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John Michael and Cayleigh Griffin, for Fox Sports Ohio
The Cleveland Cavaliers have announced that radio play-by-play announcer John Michael will join the Fox Sports Ohio TV broadcast team for the upcoming NBA season.

Michael fills the seat vacated by longtime announcer Fred McLeod, who died suddenly on Sept. 9. Michael will join color commentator Austin Carr and courtside reporter Angel Gray for in-game coverage. He'll also continue to host Cavs HQ and contribute to live pre- and postgame shows on FOX Sports Ohio.

“It is with an incredibly heavy heart that I begin this season of Cavaliers basketball,” Michael said in a Cavaliers press release. “I am honored and humbled that the Cavs organization and FOX Sports Ohio have looked to me to carry on for a special part of our family who left us way too soon. Every ounce of preparation, hard work and creativity that is poured into each television broadcast this season will be dedicated to the very high standard that Fred McLeod set."

Filling Michael's play-by-play seat in the radio booth will be veteran sports announcer Tim Alcorn, who has most recently been the sports director and station manager at AM930in Lorain/Elyria. Alcorn is a Kent State University alum. He'll call games alongside color commentator Jim Chones.

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