As OMW reported Monday, WTAM/1100 sports anchor and morning co-host Casey Coleman is back on the air as of this morning, doing his usual "20/20 Sports" updates on "Wills and Coleman in the Morning". WEWS/5 has pictures and video from Casey's first day back on the job.
WTAM's own "Casey Update" page has downloadable audio of not only Casey's first sportscast back, but a call from Florida...where co-host Bill Wills is vacationing. Former WEWS weatherman Brad Sussman is filling in for Wills during his vacation.
And WTAM's page on Casey notes that he is indeed "expecting to make it back and cover the Browns as the sideline reporter for Browns first game against the Eagles on August 10th".
We are still stunned. The man has been told he may not live past the end of the year, and instead of resting up and staying in bed, he's resuming an active work schedule. If that's not an inspiration, we don't know what is.
The veteran sportscaster is reportedly undergoing "experimental treatments" in an effort to get ahead of the pancreatic cancer which he's been fighting since last fall.
Casey told WEWS that he's still getting a large volume of get well wishes, cards and E-Mails even to this day... "just like it happened yesterday", he says. We're adding our own to the pile again as well.
Casey's return means WTAM sports director Mike Snyder rejoined afternoon host Mike Trivisonno, starting today...