Best Sportscaster

Mike Snyder, WTAM-AM 1100

An AM radio staple since the late 1980s, WTAM's Mike Snyder is the discriminating fan's sports guru, an anomaly in Clear Channel's predictable, cookie-cutter programming schedule. Snyder's modulated, baritone pipes run perpendicular to Mike Trivisonno's gravelly, diction-free tirades during afternoon drive. Above all else, Snyder knows his stuff. He locked up an exclusive interview with Art Modell when the former Browns owner bolted for Baltimore. He's known on a first-name basis to virtually every Tribesman past and present. That's why you don't need instant replay to figure out why Snyder was elected to the Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2000.