Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Jim Donovan To Return To WKYC And Radio For Browns Opener

Jim Donovan
Jim Donovan has announced he will return to the radio airwaves in time for the Browns-Bengals game on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Cleveland Browns Stadium. He has been the radio voice of the Browns since the team returned in 1999.

He also will appear on the 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. news on WKYC-TV starting Monday, September 12.

Donovan has been absent from television and radio for more than three months after taking a medical leave of absence to treat leukemia.

Jim underwent a bone marrow transplant on June 7 at the Seidman Cancer Center.

Donovan, 55, was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in 2000.

Prior to undergoing the transplant, Donovan endured a grueling schedule of chemotherapy, yet managed to keep up with his demanding sports anchor and radio announcing positions.

Donovan made an appearance in Berea on Labor Day and was greeted with a warm reception from his media colleagues and members of the Browns public relations staff.

Jim announced his medical leave of absence to undergo the transplant on May 25. Fans across Northeast Ohio and the region showed their support by sending in well wishes via phone, email and cards.