The Cleveland Guardians are currently heard on the radio via flagship stations WTAM (1100 AM) and WMMS (100.7 FM),[1][2] with Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus comprising the announcing team.[3] Televised game coverage airs on Bally Sports Great Lakes, with select games simulcast over-the-air on WKYC (channel 3).[4] Matt Underwood handles television play-by-play duties, with former Indian Rick Manning as analyst and Andre Knott as field reporter.

Years are listed in descending order.[5]

Cleveland Guardians broadcast outlets, 1947–present
Year Radio Commentators TV Commentators Cable Commentators
2022 WKYC
Bally Sports Great Lakes
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Andre Knott
2021
  • WTAM
  • WMMS
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Jim Rosenhaus
WKYC
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Andre Knott
Bally Sports Great Lakes
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Andre Knott
2020
  • WTAM
  • WMMS
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Jim Rosenhaus
WKYC
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Andre Knott
SportsTime Ohio
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Andre Knott
2019
  • WTAM
  • WMMS
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Jim Rosenhaus
WKYC
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Andre Knott
SportsTime Ohio
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Andre Knott
2018
  • WTAM
  • WMMS
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Jim Rosenhaus
WKYC
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Andre Knott
SportsTime Ohio
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Andre Knott
2017
  • WTAM
  • WMMS
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Jim Rosenhaus
WKYC
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Andre Knott
SportsTime Ohio
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Andre Knott
2016
  • WTAM
  • WMMS
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Jim Rosenhaus
WKYC
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Andre Knott
SportsTime Ohio
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Andre Knott
2015
  • WTAM
  • WMMS
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Jim Rosenhaus
WKYC
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Andre Knott
SportsTime Ohio
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Andre Knott
2014
  • WTAM
  • WMMS
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Jim Rosenhaus
WKYC
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Katie Witham
SportsTime Ohio
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Katie Witham
2013
  • WTAM
  • WMMS
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Jim Rosenhaus
WKYC
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Katie Witham
SportsTime Ohio
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Katie Witham
2012 WTAM
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Jim Rosenhaus
WKYC
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Al Pawlowski
  • Katie Witham
SportsTime Ohio
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Al Pawlowski
  • Katie Witham
2011 WTAM
WKYC
SportsTime Ohio
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Al Pawlowski
  • Mike Hargrove
  • Katie Witham
2010 WTAM
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Mike Hegan
  • Jim Rosenhaus
WKYC
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Al Pawlowski
SportsTime Ohio
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Al Pawlowski
2009 WTAM
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Mike Hegan
WKYC
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
SportsTime Ohio
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
  • Al Pawlowski
2008 WTAM
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Mike Hegan
WKYC
SportsTime Ohio
  • Matt Underwood
  • Rick Manning
2007 WTAM
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Mike Hegan
WKYC
  • Jim Donovan
  • Rick Manning
SportsTime Ohio
2006 WTAM
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Matt Underwood
  • Mike Hegan
WKYC
  • Jim Donovan
  • Rick Manning
  • Mike Hegan
SportsTime Ohio
2005 WTAM
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Matt Underwood
  • Mike Hegan
FSN Ohio
  • John Sanders
  • Rick Manning
  • Mike Hegan
2004 WTAM
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Matt Underwood
  • Mike Hegan
FSN Ohio
  • John Sanders
  • Rick Manning
  • Mike Hegan
2003 WTAM
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Matt Underwood
  • Mike Hegan
FSN Ohio
  • John Sanders
  • Rick Manning
  • Mike Hegan
2002 WTAM
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Matt Underwood
  • Mike Hegan
FSN Ohio
  • John Sanders
  • Rick Manning
  • Mike Hegan
2001 WTAM
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Matt Underwood
  • Mike Hegan
WUAB
FSN Ohio
  • John Sanders
  • Rick Manning
2000 WTAM
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Matt Underwood
  • Mike Hegan
WUAB
  • Jack Corrigan
  • Mike Hegan
FSN Ohio
  • John Sanders
  • Rick Manning
1999 WTAM
WUAB
  • Jack Corrigan
  • Mike Hegan
Fox Sports Ohio
  • John Sanders
  • Rick Manning
1998 WTAM
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Dave Nelson
  • Mike Hegan
WUAB
  • Jack Corrigan
  • Mike Hegan
Fox Sports Ohio
  • John Sanders
  • Rick Manning
1997 WKNR[a]
WUAB
  • Jack Corrigan
  • Mike Hegan
SportsChannel Ohio
  • John Sanders
  • Rick Manning
1996 WKNR
  • Herb Score
  • Tom Hamilton
WUAB
  • Jack Corrigan
  • Mike Hegan
SportsChannel Ohio
  • John Sanders
  • Rick Manning
1995 WKNR
  • Herb Score
  • Tom Hamilton
WUAB
  • Jack Corrigan
  • Mike Hegan
SportsChannel Ohio
  • John Sanders
  • Rick Manning
1994 WKNR
  • Herb Score
  • Tom Hamilton
WUAB
  • Jack Corrigan
  • Mike Hegan
SportsChannel Ohio
  • John Sanders
  • Rick Manning
1993 WKNR
  • Herb Score
  • Tom Hamilton
WUAB
  • Jack Corrigan
  • Mike Hegan
SportsChannel Ohio
  • John Sanders
  • Rick Manning
1992 WKNR
  • Herb Score
  • Tom Hamilton
WUAB
  • Jack Corrigan
  • Mike Hegan
SportsChannel Ohio
  • John Sanders
  • Rick Manning
1991 WWWE[b]
  • Herb Score
  • Tom Hamilton
WUAB
  • Jack Corrigan
  • Mike Hegan
SportsChannel Ohio
  • John Sanders
  • Rick Manning
1990 WWWE
  • Herb Score
  • Tom Hamilton
WUAB
  • Jack Corrigan
  • Mike Hegan
SportsChannel Ohio
1989 WWWE
WUAB
  • Jack Corrigan
  • Mike Hegan
1988 WWWE
  • Herb Score
  • Paul Olden
WUAB
  • Jack Corrigan
  • Steve Lamar
1987 WWWE
  • Herb Score
  • Steve Lamar
WUAB
1986 WWWE
  • Herb Score
  • Steve Lamar
WUAB
  • Jack Corrigan
  • Joe Tait
1985 WWWE
  • Herb Score
  • Steve Lamar
WUAB
  • Jack Corrigan
  • Joe Tait
1984 WWWE
WUAB
1983 WWWE
  • Herb Score
  • Nev Chandler
WUAB
  • Reggie Rucker
  • Joe Tait
Sports Ex
1982 WWWE
  • Herb Score
  • Nev Chandler
WUAB Ten TV
1981 WWWE
  • Herb Score
  • Nev Chandler
WUAB
  • Bruce Drennan
  • Joe Tait
1980 WWWE
  • Herb Score
  • Nev Chandler
WUAB
  • Bruce Drennan
  • Joe Tait
1979 WWWE
  • Herb Score
  • Joe Tait
WJKW[c]
1978 WWWE
  • Herb Score
  • Joe Tait
WJKW
1977 WWWE
  • Herb Score
  • Joe Tait
WJW-TV[c]
1976 WWWE
  • Herb Score
  • Joe Tait
WJW-TV
1975 WWWE
  • Herb Score
  • Joe Tait
WJW-TV
  • Rocky Colavito
  • Bob Brown
1974 WWWE
  • Herb Score
  • Joe Tait
WJW-TV
  • Harry Jones
  • Mudcat Grant
1973 WWWE
  • Herb Score
  • Joe Tait
WJW-TV
  • Harry Jones
  • Mudcat Grant
1972 WERE[d]
WJW-TV
  • Harry Jones
  • Rocky Colavito
1971 WERE
  • Herb Score
  • Bob Neal
WJW-TV
1970 WERE
  • Herb Score
  • Bob Neal
WJW-TV
  • Harry Jones
  • Dave Martin
1969 WERE
  • Herb Score
  • Bob Neal
WJW-TV
  • Harry Jones
  • Dave Martin
1968 WERE
  • Herb Score
  • Bob Neal
WJW-TV
1967 WERE
WJW-TV
  • Harry Jones
  • Herb Score
1966 WERE
  • Jimmy Dudley
  • Bob Neal
WJW-TV
  • Harry Jones
  • Herb Score
1965 WERE
  • Jimmy Dudley
  • Bob Neal
WJW-TV
  • Harry Jones
  • Herb Score
1964 WERE
  • Jimmy Dudley
  • Bob Neal
WJW-TV
  • Harry Jones
  • Herb Score
1963 WERE
  • Jimmy Dudley
  • Harry Jones
WJW-TV
1962 WERE
  • Jimmy Dudley
  • Harry Jones
WJW-TV
  • Ken Coleman
  • Bob Neal
1961 WERE
  • Jimmy Dudley
  • Harry Jones
WJW-TV
  • Ken Coleman
  • Bob Neal
1960 WERE
  • Jimmy Dudley
  • Bob Neal
WEWS
1959 WERE
  • Jimmy Dudley
  • Bob Neal
WEWS
  • Ken Coleman
  • Bill McColgan
1958 WERE
  • Jimmy Dudley
  • Bob Neal
WEWS
  • Ken Coleman
  • Bill McColgan
1957 WERE
  • Jimmy Dudley
  • Bob Neal
WEWS
1956 WERE
  • Jimmy Dudley
  • Tom Manning
WEWS
  • Ken Coleman
  • Jim Britt
1955 WERE
  • Jimmy Dudley
  • Ed Edwards
WXEL[c]
  • Ken Coleman
  • Jim Britt
1954 WERE
  • Jimmy Dudley
  • Ed Edwards
WXEL
  • Ken Coleman
  • Jim Britt
1953 WERE
WXEL
1952 WERE
  • Jimmy Dudley
  • Jack Graney
WXEL
  • Bob Neal
  • Red Jones
1951 WERE
  • Jimmy Dudley
  • Jack Graney
WXEL Hal Newell
1950 WERE
  • Jimmy Dudley
  • Jack Graney
WXEL
  • Jimmy Dudley
  • Jack Graney
1949 WJW[e]
  • Jimmy Dudley
  • Jack Graney
WEWS
1948
  • Jimmy Dudley
  • Jack Graney
WEWS Van Patrick
1947 WGAR[a] Jack Graney
Cleveland Indians broadcast outlets prior to 1947
Year Radio Commentators Source(s)
June 28, 1946[g] WGAR[a][h]
  • Jack Graney
  • Bob Neal
[12]
WJW Earl Harper
WHK Don Campbell
WTAM Tom Manning
1945 n/a no games covered [13][14]
1944[i]
  • Jack Graney
  • Lew Henry
[15]
1943
  • WCLE
  • WHK
  • Jack Graney
  • Lew Henry
[18]
1942
  • WCLE
  • WHK
  • Jack Graney
  • Lew Henry
[19]
1941
  • WCLE
  • WHK
  • Jack Graney
  • Pinky Hunter
[16]
1940
  • WCLE
  • WHK
  • Jack Graney
  • Pinky Hunter
[20]
1939 WCLE
  • Jack Graney
  • Pinky Hunter
[21][22]
1938 WCLE
  • Jack Graney
  • Pinky Hunter
[23][24]
1937 WHK Jack Graney [25]
1936 WHK Jack Graney [26]
1935 WHK Jack Graney [27]
1934 WHK Jack Graney [28]
1933 WHK
  • Jack Graney
  • Earl Harper
[29]
1932 WHK
  • Ellis Van der Pyl
  • Jack Graney[k]
[31][32][33][34]
1929–1931 WTAM Tom Manning [35][33][l]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c WGAR became WKNR in 1990; currently home to WHKW.
  2. ^ WTAM became KYW in 1956, WKYC in 1965, WWWE in 1972 and reverted to the WTAM calls in 1996.
  3. ^ a b c WXEL-TV became WJW-TV in 1955, WJKW in 1977, back to WJW-TV in 1985 and WJW in 1998.
  4. ^ WERE became WJMO in 2007.
  5. ^ WJW became WRMR in 1985 and WKNR in 2001.
  6. ^ The majority of regular season games in 1948 originated over WJW-FM, which in turn fed a statewide network of stations.[6][7] WJW had arranged ABC Radio commitments prior to the season's start under the presumption that afternoon games would start at 3 p.m.,[8]: 95  but start times were abruptly moved to 2 p.m. with little advance notice.[9] WJW carried the one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox after team owner Bill Veeck prohibited WHK from carrying Mutual's nationwide network coverage.[10]: 168  WJW carried all games during the 1949 season after resolving all network commitments.[11]
  7. ^ Four radio stations simultaneously covered the June 28, 1946, Indians game, which occurred shortly after the purchase of the team by Bill Veeck.
  8. ^ WGAR would carry Indians play-by-play for the remainder of the season.[10]: 167–168 
  9. ^ Game coverage began on May 5, 1944, due to difficulty securing a sponsorship.[15]
  10. ^ A daytime-only station, WCLE broadcast all afternoon games while co-owned WHK carried all night games.[16] WCLE relocated to Akron, Ohio, as WHKK after the 1944 season ended.[13][17]
  11. ^ Jack Graney replaced Ellis Vander Pyl as play-by-play voice for WHK several games into the 1932 season.[30]
  12. ^ Select home games were only covered by WTAM from 1929 to 1931, as Tom Manning also served as a field announcer at League Park.

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