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Tim Slats is a 29 year veteran of the radio industry who began his 9th year on the Cleveland airwaves when he returned to the Cleveland market following a six year stint in the Orlando, Florida. Slats had previously served at CBS Radio Cleveland as afternoon drive host on 92.3 Xtreme radio and also spent 5½ years at crosstown rival WMMS.

An avid sports fan, he previously bowled professionally at Buckeye Lanes in North Olmsted and is a fanatical golfer who will play in temperatures as low as 40 degrees. In addition, he loves NASCAR as well as college and professional football.

Slats is also a huge animal lover and a champion of animal adoption and rescue. His dog Sammy who recently turned 7 years old resides with Tim in Avon, Ohio after living in cage #24 at the Cuyahoga County animal shelter.


WATCH: Kangaroo Beats Up Jogger

A maniacal marsupial went “Bruce Lee” on a jogger in Australia.

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Winter Snow Storm Hammers Northeastern US

“A Dog’s Purpose” Is Not This

Makers of the movie “A Dog’s Purpose” facing criticism over the treatment of 1 of the dogs.

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Not The “Happiest Place On Earth”

Manhunt for Markeith Loyd ends. Accused of killing 4 in Orlando.


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This Is Some Gator-Saurus

12 foot alligator shocks citizens of Central Florida.



Win Sleepless Movie Passes & A Tuft & Needle Queen Mattress

Listen to Slats Tuesday through Friday morning for your chance to win a pair of passes to see Sleepless at any participating Cleveland area AMC Theater location and one lucky grand prize winner will wake up better with at Tuft & Needle queen mattress!


People in cat costumes pretend to fight.
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WATCH: News Anchors Cat Fight Over Dress Color

Watch as an Australian news anchor gets full-on diva with her guests when they all wear white.


CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 24:  Joey Bosa #99 of the San Diego Chargers reacts after sacking Robert Griffin III #10 of the Cleveland Browns (not pictured) in the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

San Diego, Cleveland Feels Your Pain

Chargers leave San Diego after 55 years, relocate to Los Angeles.


NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  A general view of the draft stage during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

1st Look At The 2017 NFL Draft

Fox Sports has the Browns sticking at #1 and #12 this coming April.


Phoenix Suns v Portland Trail Blazers

Game 3 Of 6, Might Not Happen

Cavs continue their 6 game road trip tonight in Portland, where a major winter storm is hitting.


CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 3: during the game at Clemson Memorial Stadium on October 3, 2015 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)

An Instant Classic

Clemson comes back to avenge last years defeat, beats Alabama 35-31 on last second TD.


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It’s Alabama Versus Clemson

#1 Alabama versus #3 Clemson to decide tonight’s college football champ in Tampa.


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Southeastern US To Get Pounded With Snow This Weekend

Knoxville on over to Richmond expecting winter storm warnings now through Monday.


RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 19:  A Butler Bulldogs cheerleader performs at halftime of the game against the Virginia Cavaliers during the second round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 19, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

#18 Butler Shocks #1 Villanova

Bulldogs end 20 game win streak in college basketball.


MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15:  Ronda Rousey of the United States (R) and Holly Holm of the United States compete in their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 193 event at Etihad Stadium on November 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Ronda Rousey’s Future In Doubt

Latest loss to Amanda Nunes might send the former UFC champ to retirement.



WATCH: New Year’s Twins Actually Born In Different Years

An Arizona couple’s twins came on both sides of midnight this New Year’s.


BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 27: Cornerback Adam Jones #24 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on prior to a game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 27, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Pacman Jones Strikes Again

Bengals CB arrested after hotel incident in Cincinnati. And it gets worse.


CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 24:  Jamie Meder #98 and Danny Shelton #55 of the Cleveland Browns celebrate after defeating the San Diego Chargers 20-17 at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

This Runaway Train Of A Season Finally Ends

(1-14) Browns wrap up season against the playoff bound (10-5) Steelers in Pittsburgh New Year’s Day.


HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 04: Actress Carrie Fisher speaks onstage during the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr at Hollywood Palladium on August 4, 2012 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Carrie Fisher Passes

Actress, novelist, beloved Princess Leia passes away at 60 from complications of last week’s heart attack.


HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14:  Stormtrooers arrive at The Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

He Evidently Found The New Star Wars Movie A Snoozer

Portland, Oregon area man wakes up trapped inside theater. Fell asleep during the showing of Rogue One:Star Wars.



AUDIO: Bill Louis Checks In With Slats

Slats got to catch up with Bill, who is itching to get back behind the WNCX microphone soon.


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AUDIO: Barkin In Berea – Austin Pasztor

The Browns’ Austin Pasztor confesses to Slats that, as a child, he was a Christmas gift peeker.


CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 11: Head coach Hue Jackson of the Cleveland Browns during the first half against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Hue Jackson

So Is This The Week The Browns Win?

Cleveland’s best shot most say, is this Saturday at home against San Diego.


GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 12:  Carl Nassib #94 and Jamie Meder #98 of the Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

AUDIO: Barking In Berea – Jamie Meder

Slats caught up with Parma Heights’ own Jamie Meder and asked him if Santa would be bringing him gifts or coal this year.


Druids Celebrate Winter Solstice At Stonehenge

Welcome To Winter

Winter officially began while you were still sleeping this morning.


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AUDIO: Slats And Hanley Discuss Rock Hall Inductees

Slats sat down with Dr. Jason Hanley of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to discuss the most recent artists to be inducted. The class of 2017 is heavy with classic rocks acts.


ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 18:  Buffalo Bills fans holds up a sign wishing the Cleveland Browns to a 0-16 season during the second half at New Era Field on December 18, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Same Reasons, Same Outcome

Browns fall to 0-14 with 33-13 loss at Buffalo.


CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 11:  Fans of the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals sit together before the game at Cleveland Browns Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Do The Browns Win At Buffalo?

Team faces the 6-7 Bills, hoping to get their 1st win.


A Union flag flies in the wind in front of the Big Ben clock face.

AUDIO: Barking In Berea – Dawgs Going To London

With the Browns heading “across the pond” next season for a game in London, Slats asked Christian Kirksey and Tramon Williams if they’re excited to play abroad.


Browns left tackle Joe Thomas. (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

AUDIO: Barking In Berea- Joe Thomas

The Browns’ Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas explains the rules of the offensive line’s “dirty Santa” tradition.


Snow-covered cars are seen on a residential street in the northwest of Washington, DC on January 24, 2016.                                                
A massive blizzard that claimed at least 16 lives in the eastern United States finally appeared to be winding down Sunday, giving snowbound residents the chance to begin digging out. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Blizzard Of 2016 – Westside

Westside hit with a foot or more when lake effect snow band strikes during morning rush.


Midsummer In The Arctic Archipelago Svalbard

Another Global Warming Alert

With NE Ohio getting hit with lake effect snow again this week, where it supposed to be all snowed in it isn’t.


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VIDEO: Boy Passes Away In Santa’s Arms

This is a heartbreaking story, but it is also one that makes you appreciate the real meaning of Christmas; faith and family.


CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 11:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Cleveland Browns walks off the field after losing to the Cincinnati Bengals 23-10 at Cleveland Browns Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

3 More To Go And We’re Perfect

Browns now 0-13 with 23-10 loss to Cincinnati.


CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 27:  A Cleveland Browns fan looks on during the second quarter against the New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 27, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Is This The Week The Browns Win?

2nd edition of the Battle of Ohio against Cincinnati at home this Sunday.


LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 2: Tight end Gary Barnidge #82 of the Cleveland Browns carries the ball against defensive back Greg Toler #20 of the Washington Redskins in the third quarter at FedExField on October 2, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

AUDIO: Barking In Berea – Gary Barnidge

Slats catches up with Browns tight end Gary Barnidge and discusses the Pro-Bowler’s holiday favorites and gift plans.


BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal,  Presenters Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence speak onstage during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

Amy Schumer Flips The Bird

Actress tells those body shaming her to get a life.



WATCH: Mother Has Epic Rant About Sold Out “Hatchimals”

This mom took to the internet to voice her frustration over the hot/hard-to-find Christmas toy “Hatchimals”… and it is hilarious.


CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes up for a dunk in the first half against Klay Thompson #11 and Festus Ezeli #31 of the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A Reason For The Cavs Funk

Cleveland Twitter posts blast Khloe Kardashian for the Cavs play of late.


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WATCH: Deer Selfie Shoot Turns Dangerous

What started out as a selfie opportunity turned into a “smackdown. “


OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 24: Oakland Raiders cheerleaders perform before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Coliseum on December 24, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

The No Fun League

Oakland punter Marquette King flagged for 15 yards, celebrating a roughing the kicker call.



The Black Friday Beaver

Beaver sneaks into a Dollar General store in Maryland. Tears up the Christmas aisle.


CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 25:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on in the first quarter against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

LeBron Wins Again

LeBron James named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of 2016.


SPRING MOUNTAINS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, NV - AUGUST 13:  A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above desert pine trees on August 13, 2015 in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada. The annual display, known as the Perseid shower because the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky, is a result of Earth's orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Smoky Mountain Shame

East Tennessee battling wildfires burning through historic areas.

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The downtown skyline is seen in Los Angeles, California. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Homeless Man Creates Luxury Lodgings Under L.A. Bridge

This creative homeless fellow in Los Angeles has built a “luxury” living space beneath a bridge.


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Not A Happy Thanksgiving Here

Traditional turkey meal served, proved fatal.


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VIDEO: Aussie Hero Saves The Day In His Underwear

Daniel McConnell believes in taking care of his “mates,” even when it means chasing down a bad guy while wearing nothing but his “jocks.”


LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 2: Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor #11 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates with teammate running back Duke Johnson #29 after scoring a second quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on October 2, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Non Holiday Greetings Between Players

To go along with a 27-13 loss, Browns WR Terrelle Pryor and Giants CB Janoris Jenkins get in a Twitter war of tweets.


ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 20:   The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders perform on the field during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at AT&T Stadium on November 20, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Happy Football On Turkey Day

Why certain NFL teams are always scheduled on Thanksgiving.


A crowd of people is playing in the snow in the streets of New York whilst traffic is reduced by weather conditions during the snowstorm January 23, 2016 in New York.
A deadly blizzard with bone-chilling winds and potentially record-breaking snowfall slammed the eastern US on January 23, as officials urged millions in the storm's path to seek shelter -- warning the worst is yet to come. US news reports said at least eight people had died by late Friday from causes related to the monster snowstorm, which is expected to last until early Sunday. / AFP / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT        (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)

Miss The Snow?

Historic snowfall amounts have fallen around Syracuse, NY.


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WATCH: Tonka Dump Truck Bursts Into Flames, Pulled From Shelves

One particular Tonka dump truck is being pulled from Toys ‘R’ Us shelves after one burst into flames while on it’s way home to be wrapped for Christmas.


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