Cleveland Radio Days

Cleveland Radio Days


Our pop culture columnist Mike Olszewski and his wife, Janice — authors of “Cleveland TV Tales,” Volumes 1 and 2 — are back with more stories, in “Cleveland Radio Tales.”


Read about radio hosts who performed in the nude, battled station owners (and sometimes brawled with each other), broke news stories, discovered new musical acts, and tried any stunt to draw listeners.


And keeping with the radio theme, Cleveland broadcasting legend John Lanigan got a rise out of radio listeners every weekday morning for more than 40 years. Now, in “Lanigan in the Morning: My Life in Radio,” he shares stories about breaking into the business, the early days of talk radio, interviewing politicians and porn stars, crazy publicity stunts, unusual remote broadcasts, hosting “Prize Movie” on TV and more.


You can find both books at Discount Drug Mart stores, area bookstores and online at, and the publisher,



About the author

Marie Elium spent 10 years as a newspaper reporter in Virginia and Ohio before switching to freelance writing when her two children were young. The kids are now Millennials, but writing continues to be one of her favorite endeavors. Marie was named editor of Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond magazine in November 2015 and is a graduate of Miami University. Marie can be reached at [email protected]

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