CLEVELAND — WTAM radio host Mike Trivisonno has died, the station announced on the air on Thursday afternoon.
Trivisonno, a longtime local radio fixture and Cleveland native, hosted his show "The Triv Show" on WTAM weekdays from 3-6 p.m.
He has been a radio host since 1986.
In a post on Facebook, the station honored him by remembering his many accomplishments. He was voted “Best Talk Show Host” by Scene Magazine and The Achievement in Radio Awards. The Cleveland Plain Dealer named him the “Voice of Cleveland,” Cleveland Magazine named him “One of Cleveland’s Fifty Most Interesting People,” and he was a 2003 NAB Marconi finalist for “Personality of the Year.”
WTAM said Trivisonno raised over $5 million for local charities during his career, including Coats for Kids.
He was 74 years old.
Trivisonno's co-workers at WTAM hosted an hours-long on-air tribute to him Thursday.
Leaders across Ohio sent their condolences to his family.
"Mike Trivisonno was a long-time friend and a great supporter. I am stunned and frankly numb to learn of his death. Triv was so much more than a radio icon. He was extremely generous to many, many causes. It was an honor to join him when he asked for my help and support. I am not sure where Cleveland Radio goes from here, but I do know his sense of humor and his fight will be dearly missed. We have lost a great American. Please pray for his family, staff, and those of us whose lives he has touched," Former U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci said.
Fran and I were privileged to participate in Triv’s Coats for Kids gala and admired Triv’s charitable work. We offer our sincerest condolences to Triv’s wife, children, and his extended radio family.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) October 28, 2021