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Michael J. Reghi
Born June 5, 1953 (1953-06-05) (age 56)
Detroit, Michigan
Occupation Sportscaster. Play-By-Play Announcer

Michael J. Reghi is an American television play-by-play announcer. He is best known for being the former television play-by-play announcer of the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (1997–2003), and the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (1994–2006). Prior to the 2006–2007 NBA season, Reghi was replaced as the television voice of the Cavaliers by former Detroit Pistons announcer Fred McLeod.[1].

Biography

Reghi attended Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan, and is a graduate of Arizona State University. In 1980, Reghi was hired by WLIO in Lima, Ohio as a sports anchor.[2]. He then went on to WDHO-TV in Toledo, Ohio, and from 1983-1986, worked at Cleveland's WEWS-TV. He was the sports director for WTVG-TV in Toledo, Ohio from 1986-1991, and hosted a show at Cleveland's WKNR radio from 1991 to 1996, and again from 2007 to today, where he currently serves as afternoon drive host.

He continues to work with FSN Ohio as an announcer for MAC Basketball. In July 2007, he served as a fill-in play-by-play announcer for television broadcasts of Cincinnati Reds games. He also returned to WKNR radio, serving as the host of the KNR Overtime, and becoming afternoon drive host on January 12, 2009. [3]. During the 2007 final season of the now defunct NFL Europe (subsequently renamed NFL Europa), Reghi called several games for the NFL Network.

Reghi called games for the FIBA Americas Championship 2007 that aired on NBA TV. In 2008, he did play by play for the College Basketball Invitational on Fox College Sports and the Cleveland Gladiators on FSN Ohio.

Also known as "The Homer" for his Cleveland Browns post game show on WKNR ESPN 850.

Reghi is now host of his own afternoon sports talk show on 850 WKNR AM. The show is live every day from 3pm to 6pm. Reghi took over for Mark "Munch" Bishop's time slot.

References

  1. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2538029] Cavs replace TV announcer Reghi with McLeod. Accessed April 23, 2007.
  2. ^ [1] Chat with Cavaliers Play-by-Play Announcer Michael Reghi. Accessed April 23, 2007.
  3. ^ [2] Reghi hired by WKNR for Cavs postgame. Accessed April 23, 2007.

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