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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

12/06/2016

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WATCH: Deer Selfie Shoot Turns Dangerous

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

12/06/2016

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 24: Oakland Raiders cheerleaders perform before the game against the San Diego Chargers at O.co 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.

12/05/2016

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Win Office Christmas Party Movie Passes

Listen to Slats weekday mornings for your chance to win a four pack of passes to see Office Christmas Party starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman.

12/03/2016

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The Black Friday Beaver

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

12/02/2016

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.

12/01/2016

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.

11/30/2016

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Not A Happy Thanksgiving Here

Traditional turkey meal served, proved fatal.

11/29/2016

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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.”

11/29/2016

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.

11/28/2016

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.

11/23/2016

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.

11/22/2016

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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.

11/22/2016

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Yes It Was That Bad

Browns get pulverized by Pittsburgh 24-9. QB Cody Kessler likely done for the year after suffering another concussion.

11/21/2016

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 02:  Chicago Cubs fans pose after the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cubs win their first World Series in 108 years.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Revisit The Curse Of The Bartman?

Owners of the Chicago Cubs plan to reach out to Steve Bartman, to welcome him back into Cub-dom.

11/18/2016

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 25: Joe Thomas #73 of the Cleveland Browns cools off during the 4th quarter against the Miami Dolphins on September 25, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

AUDIO: Barking In Berea – Joe Thomas

After playing a Thursday night game, the Browns had a long weekend to rest and recharge. Slats asks Pro Bowl O-lineman Joe Thomas what he did with his mini break.

11/18/2016

Isaiah Crowell #34  with Joel Bitonio #75.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

AUDIO: Barking In Berea – Joel Bitonio

Slats talks post-election fatigue with Browns O-lineman Joel Bitonio.

11/18/2016

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WATCH: Dog Interrupts Cricket Match With A ‘Number 2’

The dog ran, frolicked and made a deposit on the nicely manicured grass.

11/18/2016

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WATCH: Man Hands Out $100 Bills At McDonald’s

A mystery man spread some joy around at a McDonald’s restaurant by giving cash to the workers there. But there’s more to this kind benefactor than just regular, run-of-the-mill generosity.

11/17/2016

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Jake Harris Recovering, 2 Suspects Arrested

Former “Deadliest Catch” deckhand involved in assault, robbery.

11/16/2016

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WATCH: Woman Houses Tigers Illegally, Charged With Child Endangerment

This Houston woman loves her tigers and monkeys. Maybe a bit too much.

11/16/2016

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For Those Of You Who Wish To Go Back To Posts About Pets

English man asks social media to join him on his pet dog’s final walk.

11/15/2016

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WATCH: United Pilot Scolds Passengers After Political/Racial Scuffle

Two passengers started to go at it over the recent election, so the pilot put a stop to it quick with a reprimand the whole nation should take to heart.

11/15/2016

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Steelers Feel The Wrath Of Dallas

Ezekiel Elliott rumbles for 114 yards, 2 TD’s late. Cowboys win 35-30 at Pittsburgh.

11/14/2016

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30:  Demario Davis #56 of the Cleveland Browns is introduced prior to the game against the New York Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 30, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Think The Browns Will Be 0-10 Later Tonight?

Cleveland (0-9) at Baltimore (4-4) for an 8:25 Thursday night nationally broadcast game.

11/10/2016

Real estate tycoon Donald Trump flashes the thumbs-up as he arrives on stage for the start of the prime time Republican presidential debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Reason Why Trump Won

Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel explains why.

11/09/2016

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How The British Are Following Our Election Day

A viewpoint from across the pond.

11/08/2016

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VIDEO: Woman’s Kind Take On Campaign Signs Is Getting Noticed

A stay-at-home mother of two has a message for Republicans, Democrats and third party supporters; Make America Kind Again. Her creative spin on Trump’s slogan has people taking note and buying her signs.

11/08/2016

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 09:   The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders perform on the field during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at AT&T Stadium on October 9, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Check Out Another QB We Passed On

Dallas Cowboys all cheers for QB Dak Prescott.

11/07/2016

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Breeders Cup 2016

The richest purses of the year culminate at Santa Anita today and tomorrow.

11/04/2016

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 02:  Actor Charlie Sheen (R) attends Game Seven of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

AUDIO: Barking In Berea – Browns Believe Jobu Is Not Happy

Browns Jamie Meder and Gary Barnidge believe that Jobu is not happy.

11/04/2016

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AUDIO: Barking In Berea – Browns On Buck/Schwarber Bromance

Slats chats with Browns QB Cody Kessler and lineman John Greco about Cleveland’s “favorite” sportscaster Joe Buck and his obsession with Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber.

11/04/2016

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 02:  Michael Martinez #1 of the Cleveland Indians reacts as the Chicago Cubs celebrate after defeating the Indians 8-7 in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cubs win their first World Series in 108 years.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

It’s Over.

A tired Tribe, gave it all they had. Cubs take Game 7 in 10 with an 8-7 win.

11/03/2016

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 09:  Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians throws in the outfield after game three of the American League Divison Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians was postponed due to weather at Fenway Park on October 9, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

How The Cubs Spent Halloween

Chicago arrives in Cleveland late after trick or treating chores are complete.

11/01/2016

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 26:  Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs runs on his way to scoring after Ben Zobrist #18 (not pictured) hit an RBI triple during the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game Two of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on October 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Be Careful What You Wish For, It’s Game 6

World Series shifts back to Cleveland with 3-2 win by Chicago. Indians still hold 3-2 edge.

10/31/2016

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 16: Cary Barnidge #82 of the Cleveland Browns.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

AUDIO: Barking In Berea – Gary Barnidge Rocks Halloween Costumes

Not only can Browns Tight End Gary Barnidge scare defenses with his skills, but he often terrifies with his Halloween costumes.

10/28/2016

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 2: Wide receiver Andrew Hawkins #16 of the Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

AUDIO: Barking In Berea- Andrew Hawkins Watches Cavs/Tribe

Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins talks about trying to watch both the Indians begin the World Series and the Cavs raising their championship banner.

10/28/2016

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World Series Game 3 Predictions

Indians Josh Tomlin (13-9, 4.40 ERA) squares off against Kyle Hendricks (16-8, 2.13 ERA) of the Cubs tonight.

10/28/2016

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 23:  A.J. Green #18 of the Cincinnati Bengals catches a hail marry pass for a touchdown at the end of the second quarter of the game while being defended by Ibraheim Campbell #24 of the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium on October 23, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Another Loss. Another QB Down. And A Hail Mary.

Cody Kessler hurt in 31-17 loss. As Bengals WR A.J. Green does the miraculous.

10/24/2016

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 17:  Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians looks at his cut pinky finger in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during game three of the American League Championship Series at Rogers Centre on October 17, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

AUDIO: Barking In Berea- Joe Thomas On Drone Injuries

Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer has been in the news a lot for his recently run in with a drone. Slats asks Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas about drones and his own bloody experiences on the field of play.

10/21/2016

26 Feb 1997:  Cleveland Indians manager Mike Hargrove looks on during spring training in Winter Haven, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons  /Allsport

AUDIO: Barking In Berea – Doug Dieken’s “Grover” Story

With the Tribe heading to the World Series, Browns radio analyst Doug Dieken recalls a funny tale from a past Fall Classic involving former Indian skipper Mike Hargrove.

10/21/2016

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 16:  Cody Kessler #6 of the Cleveland Browns  is sacked by Avery Williamson #54 of the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on October 16, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Another Tough Loss Forecasted For The Browns

1st Battle of Ohio between Browns-Bengals is being looked at as a tough loss #7.

10/21/2016

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 19:  Ryan Merritt #54 of the Cleveland Indians celebrate with his teammates in the locker room after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays with a score of 3 to 0 in game five to win the American League Championship Series at Rogers Centre on October 19, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

A 24 Year Old To The Rescue

And what a “next man up” of a rescue his Game 5 performance was. Pitching shutout ball for 4 1/3 innings while giving up just 2 hits. Merritt would’ve lasted 4 2/3’s or longer if […]

10/20/2016

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 10:  Manager Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with players in the clubhouse after defeating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 in game three of the American League Divison Series to advance to the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 10, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tribe On The Brink Of Destiny

Indians going for ALCS sweep of the Blue Jays at 4:08 pm today.

10/18/2016

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 10:  Mike Napoli #26 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with manager Terry Francona in the clubhouse after defeating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 in game three of the American League Divison Series to advance to the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 10, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mark Shapiro Comes Home

Game 1 ALCS tonight with the Indians versus Blue Jays.

10/14/2016

Cleveland Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins. / (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

AUDIO: Barking In Berea-Andrew Hawkins

Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins is a big fan of Twitter sensation Ken Bone.

10/14/2016

Browns left tackle Joe Thomas / (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

AUDIO: Barking In Berea-Joe Thomas

Browns tackle Joe Thomas weighs in on what is acceptable chatter in the dressing room.

10/14/2016

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