CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – A Cleveland legend is being remembered as generous, genuine, and a good friend.
Longtime WTAM AM 1100 radio host Mike Trivisonno died suddenly Thursday.
Programming director Ray Davis announced his passing on the air, in a show they’re now calling the Mike Trivisonno tribute show.
“Very sad to say that Mike Trivisonno passed away today at the age of 74,” Davis said choking back the words.
The announcement was made on “The Mike Trivisonno show,” which aired weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m.
“This is the most difficult show that we’ll ever do in our careers,” they shared.
#RIPTriv quickly spread online and people across Ohio and far beyond shared their memories.
Trivisonno’s coworkers said they talked to him Thursday morning and learned he was at the hospital hours later.
“Triv will be missed.”
Trivisonno began his talk radio career in 1986.
Trivisonno started as a frequent caller to Pete Franklin’s sports talk show and was referred to as “Mr. Know It All.”
He was also known for his charitable work. He raised more than $5 million for local charities, including Coats for Kids, according to WTAM.
He leaves behind a wife and 3 children.
Funeral arrangements and a cause of death have not been announced.