WKYC's Jim Donovan Winner of Akron Aeros Media Madness Television Bobblehead Election
Donovan is scheduled to make a special appearance at Canal Park on Saturday, June 8 when his bobblehead, sponsored by Distillata, will be given out to the first 1,000 fans before the Aeros host the Portland Sea Dogs at 7:05 p.m.
Donovan has been with WKYC since 1985 and is the station’s nightly news and sports anchor. He has been the play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Browns since 1999 and has covered a variety of sporting events over the years, including the World Cup and the Olympics.
Donovan also served one season as the play-by-play announcer for the Vermont Reds, the original franchise team that would eventually become Canton-Akron Indians in 1989 and the Akron Aeros in 1997.
“We are very excited Jim Donovan won the television bobblehead election and we can’t wait to have him and his giveaway at Canal Park next Saturday,” said Christina Shisler, Aeros’ director of promotions. “It was a very close vote to the end, but we can only have one winner. It will be fun to see who the fans select in the print and radio categories for the other June Saturday giveaways.” The Media Madness Bobblehead Election started in March when fans were asked to nominate their favorite Northeast Ohio media personality in the categories of print, radio, and television.
In April, fans voted from the list of nominees to determine a final top three in each category. The final round of voting started May 1 to determine winners. The radio winner will be given out Saturday, June 22 and the print winner will be given out Saturday, June 29.
Winners will be announced on Friday the week before the scheduled giveaway date. Fans are encouraged to vote for the radio and print finalists by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org until noon on the Friday announcement days. To date, fans have voted close to 1,000 times in the final round and almost 1,500 times overall with the election still running in the radio and print categories.