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WWWE-AM / WTAM-AM
Call Letters WWWE - The "E" reflects the 51% ownership of the Embrescia family, with Nick Mileti owning 49% of that  station; the station said it also stood for entertainment. 3/15/73 - Jim Runyon announces his immediate resignation due to concerns about his health. (CPD) 4/13/73 - Just weeks after resigning from the station, Jim Runyon dies of cancer at the age of 42. (CP) 5/4/73 - Jim Runyon's memory is honored at a special Cleveland Indians game at the stadium with proceeds going to  the American Cancer Society. (CP) 11/31/87 - At 4 p.m., WWWE and sister station WDOK-FM, transfer ownsership from Lake Erie Radio Company  (owned by Art Modell and Al Lerner) to the Independent Group Limited partnership (owned by Tom Embescia, Tom  Wilson and Larry Pollock.) Harvey Simms is named new station manager. 8/19/94 - The station drops Westwood Ones syndicated "Imus in the Morning" with Don Imus. 8/22/94 - "Mornings with Meyer", featuring Chuck Meyer, makes its debut. 8/29/94 - Jeff Kinzbach and Ed Ferenc are reunited as WWWE's afternoon drive show. 2/20/95 - Shock radio host Jaz McKay is moved from the midday show to 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. weeknights. His  replacement for the time being is Leslie Marshall. (CPD) 3/20/95 - Rich Michaels takes over the 9 to 11:45 weekday show from interim host Leslie Marshall. Michaels previously  worked at WGR-AM in Buffalo. (CPD) 1/23/96 - Traffic reporter James Endsley and pilot James McVeigh are killed when their single engine plane hits a  cellular phone tower and crashes in Highland Hills. Endsley also used the air name Fred Wesley. (CPD) 3/8/96 - Morning drive personality Chuck Meyer leaves for a news/talk job in Austin, Texas. Bob Becker fills in until a  permanent replacement is found. (CPD) 3/27/96 - Talk show host Ruby Cheeks resigns to accept a job in another city. (CPD) 7/29/96 - The WWWE call letters are retired, heralding the return of WTAM/1100. Jeff Kinzbach takes over the morning  show. Rich Michaels does the 9 a.m. to noon shift, followed by a one hour news block and Mike Trivisonno 4 to 8 p.m.  (CPD) 10/1/96 - General manager Dennis Best leaves the station to become director of sales for Chancellor Broadcasting in Florida. (CPD) 10/3/97 - Jeff Kinzbach and Ed Ferenc are relieved of their duties as morning drive hosts on WTAM. (CPD)