Thursday, July 30, 2009

Triv's Horrible Loss

UPDATE 3:57 PM 7/30/09: From the Triv Page at

It is with heavy hearts that Newsradio WTAM 1100 reports the death of Mike Trivisonno's beloved wife Linda.

Linda died early Thursday morning at their home. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike and his children, Michelle, Michael and Anthony, as well as their extended families.

Triv thanks the staff at University Hospital's Ireland Cancer Center for the wonderful care Linda received.

Donations can be sent to the Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals in memory of Linda Trivisonno.

11100 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216-844-5432

The station has also posted a number of listener messages and condolences for Triv on his page...


OMW can confirm news we'd rather not have to report.

The wife of Clear Channel talk WTAM/1100 Cleveland afternoon drive host Mike Trivisonno, Linda Trivisonno, has died. She passed away after battling lung cancer.

Quoting a note from Clear Channel cluster manager Mike Kenney, who says it much more eloquently than we can:

It saddens us to learn that Mike Trivisonno's wife Linda passed away early this morning. Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Mike and his family during this very difficult time.

Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.

Linda Trivisonno was no stranger to her husband's listeners.

Though she wasn't on the show every day, Triv often turned to her via telephone...asking her to chime in on something heard on the air, or just random questions about life.

We don't really "know" the personalities who hold forth on the radio, but it was quickly evident that Mike Trivisonno very much loved his wife...a woman he proudly said he "found early" in life.

Talking about her passing at the end of their morning show, morning drive hosts Bill Wills and Mike Snyder said they were coming back during Triv's time slot to fill in for him today.

We've poked occasional fun at the "Triv" on the radio, over the years.

Today, as a grieving spouse, he needs our support and condolences.

Talk about the often controversial radio personality needs to take a back seat right now on this blog, and our deepest condolences to Mike Trivisonno, the human being who lost the love of his life...


74WIXYgrad said...

I couldn't put it any better myself. Thank you for this post.

rich said...


WERC alum said...

Certainly, even his harshest critics never wished anything like this.
He deserves the support and prayers of us all in the aftermath of this awful tragedy.
May Triv find comfort and peace of mind and the strength to move forward in life.

J. Moses(Tri-State Media Watch Editor) said...

From all of us here in Southwestern Ohio, our condolences to Trivisonno and his family.

And OMW, you're right...criticisms need to take a back seat to condolences this afternoon...and probably through next week in my honest opinion.