Veteran Cleveland radio/TV sportscaster Casey Coleman, who's been on medical leave from his morning drive post at Clear Channel talk WTAM/1100 due to a battle with pancreatic cancer, may be coming back fairly soon.
Coleman was honored last night by induction into the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters' Hall of Fame. He attended the ceremony, and told WJW FOX 8 that he was hoping to be back behind the WTAM microphones "by around the end of June or the first of July". It's the very first indication we've heard that Coleman's condition has improved to the point that he believes he can return to the airwaves in the next three months or so.
Coleman joined WEWS/5 veteran reporter/anchor Leon Bibb, WKYC/3 VP/general manager Brooke Spectorsky and WELW/1330 Willoughby veteran Van Lane in the 2006 HOF class.
WTAM has provided a link to audio of Casey's acceptance speech at his update page, noting that he'll start a daily regimen of chemotherapy and radiation treatments shortly...and also noting that he felt well enough over the weekend to clean his garage!
Here's hoping that the "LGITW" is indeed well enough to rejoin morning partner Bill Wills sometime around the 4th of July...