List of Cleveland Browns broadcasters

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As of 2013, The Browns flagship radio stations are WKNR AM 850, WKRK-FM 92.3, and WNCX FM 98.5. Games are covered on-site by play-by-play announcer Jim Donovan and color commentator Doug Dieken, a former Browns offensive tackle.[1]

WEWS channel 5 is the preseason TV home of the Browns, with former ESPN sportscaster Jay Crawford (play by play), 1999 #1 overall draft pick Tim Couch (color commentary), and (now former) WEWS sports director/WKRK midday host Andy Baskin (pregame/halftime host; sideline reporter) comprising the broadcast team.[2]


The following tables list sportscasters who have covered the Browns over the radio, split by play-by-play commentary and color commentary.[3]

Year(s) Play-by-play Color commentary
1946–51 Bob Neal
1955–60 Bill McColgan Jim Graner
1961–62 Gib Shanley
1963–74 Gib Shanley Jim Graner
1975–84 Gib Shanley Jim Mueller
1985–93 Nev Chandler Jim Mueller, Doug Dieken
1994–95 Casey Coleman Doug Dieken
1996–98 n/a (franchise inactive)
1999–present Jim Donovan Doug Dieken


Preseason TV[edit]

Year(s) Affiliate Play-by-play Color commentary
1999 WKYC Michael Reghi[4] Bob Golic[4]
2000-2004 WKYC Don Criqui[4] Todd Blackledge[4]
2005 WOIO Bob Golic

Sam Rosen

Brian Brennan

Bob Golic

Reggie Rucker

2006 WKYC Sam Rosen Brian Brennan

Bernie Kosar

2006-2011 WKYC Jim Donovan Bernie Kosar
2011 WKYC Andrew Catalon Bernie Kosar
2012–2014 WKYC Jim Donovan Bernie Kosar
2014 WKYC Jim Donovan Solomon Wilcots[5]
2015–2017 WEWS Mike Patrick Solomon Wilcots
2018– WEWS Jay Crawford Tim Couch


  1. ^ Reed, Tom (March 27, 2013). "Cleveland Browns will have new radio homes for next season, say sources". The Plain Dealer at Cleveland Live LLC. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  2. ^ Browns preseason schedule - Cleveland
  3. ^ "The voices of Browns games past". The Plain Dealer. The Plain Dealer Publishing Co. November 10, 2002. p. J6 - Sunday Arts.
  4. ^ a b c d "Browns' preseason announcers named". Retrieved 2017-12-31.
  5. ^ "Browns, WKYC announce preseason schedule, new broadcast team". Retrieved 2017-12-31.

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