Cleveland news/talker “The Big One” WTAM (1110) has named a replacement for Mike Trivisonno, who died last October. David Blomquist, better known as “Bloomdaddy,” will take over the 3-7pm slot starting Monday, Feb. 7.
Bloomdaddy has anchored mornings at “NewsRadio 1170” WWVA Wheeling, WV since 2005. His popular morning show grew into syndication, airing on stations in Pittsburgh, Youngstown, Akron, and Parkersburg, WV.
Now Bloomdaddy will call WTAM his home.
WTAM says his new Cleveland-centric, issues-based afternoon show will also include Carmen Angelo, news reports from Julie Holiday, and traffic reports from Olivia Muzica.
“We’re thrilled to introduce Bloomdaddy to WTAM and the city of Cleveland,” said Keith Hotchkiss, President of iHeartMedia Cleveland. “His passion for sports, his quest for information, and his commonsense approach to talk radio is the perfect combination for afternoon drive on the legendary WTAM.”
Bloomquist has been on radio and TV for 20 years. He started his broadcast career as a sports anchor at NBC affiliate WTOV Wheeling-Steubenville, WV before joining talk WCHS Charleston, WV and CBS affiliate WTRF Wheeling-Steubenville.
“I’m thrilled to launch this new show on a station that means so much to Cleveland,” said Bloomdaddy. “From the minute I turned the mic on at WTAM, it’s felt like home. I look forward to having impactful conversations with my new radio family and learning even more about this incredible city.”
Bloomdaddy has big shoes to fill. Known in Cleveland as “Triv” and “Mr. Know It All,” Mike Trivisonno was a cornerstone of WTAM and named “The Voice of Cleveland” by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Known for tight relationships with community leaders and athletes, Trivisonno was voted “Best Talk Show Host” by Scene Magazine and The Achievement in Radio Awards. Cleveland Magazine named him “One of Cleveland’s Fifty Most Interesting People,” and he was a 2003 NAB Marconi finalist for “Personality of the Year.” He died Oct 28, 2021, at the age of 74.