Over the Timeline with Joe Tait: Presented by Hometown Dental


There is only one place you can hear from Legendary Cleveland Broadcaster Joe Tait, and that is right here on WEOL.com.

Listen as Joe and members of the WEOL Broadcast team take a look back at his classic calls.

2-15-21 Find out how Joe spent his time when on the road with the NBA and his thoughts on the current announcers not traveling due to COVID19.

1/27-21 Bruce talks with Joe about Cavs big man Zydrunas Ilgauskas with highlights from March 2002 vs New Jersey Nets.

1-5-21 Joe shares his love of trains and favorite NBA cities with railroad museums.

12-16-20 While doing play-by-play for the NBA Cavaliers, Joe still found time to call a high school game at affiliate stations on the Cavalier’s network.

11-30-20 Joe spent one season doing the Sunday NCAA games for CBS. Bruce Van Dyke and Joe listen to clips from Villanova upset of North Carolina.

11-04-20 Rob Polinsky talks to Joe about the time in the early 1980s, when he was not the Cavs announcer.

10-20-20 Joe recalls the Monmouth High School Zippers during their 1959-1960 tournament run.

9-23-20 Joe Tait called a yearly Lorain County high school basketball game for WEOL. Andy, Joe and Tim Alcorn relive Columbia vs Keystone from 2012.

9-9-20 In 1968 Joe was teaching at Ohio Univ. and calling Bobcat sports. He also spent time on radio on the Yawn Patrol on WOUB.

8-19-20 Andy plays some of Joe Tait’s sports demo tape from 1968. It include baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer.

7-29-20 Joe looks back at the Cavs first and last game at the Cleveland Arena.

7-15-20 Andy Barch and Joe talk about the first Cavaliers team to make the NBA Finals in 2007.

6-17-20 C’mon Cavs! Joe and Bruce Van Dyke relive the many Cavalier’s theme songs and the teams associated with them.

6-3-20 Joe and Andy Barch relive the Cavaliers 2002-2003 season. They won 17 games and LeBron James (the #1 pick in the NBA Draft).

5-20-20 Joe talks about what he’s been doing during days of no sports and “stay at home” orders, plus we’ll hear his calls of Indians, Cavs and high school games.

5-6-20 Andy Barch and Joe talk about Michael Jordan and the Cavaliers

4-22-20 Tim Alcorn talks to Joe about sharing the Indians’ broadcast booth with Herb Score in the 1970s.

4-8-20  Joe shares with Andy Barch the time he called a boxing match at The Boys Club in Terra Haute, Indiana.

3-18-20  Joe and Craig Adams discuss Joe’s call of the WBOW Disc Jockey Bicycle Race from Terra Haute, Indiana in 1970.

3-4-20  Joe’s final day at WRAM in July 1960 before going into the Army where he learned to speak Russian.

2-19-20  Joe and Indian Duane Kuiper co-produced “Great Sports Dates” a radio feature where Joe recreated famous play-by-play calls.

1-15-20 Joe spent many years calling Mount Union football games and he spoke with Bruce about it. 

1-9-20 Bull and Joe got into a great discussion about the “LeBron years” in Cavalier history. 

1-2-20 Joe spent years calling the games for the WNBA’s Cleveland Rockers and he told Bruce just how much fun that was. 

12-26-19 Bruce and Joe talked about the 12 Days of Stepien Christmas, a hilarious production made back in the early 80’s. 

12-18-19 Bull and Joe spoke about Gordon Gund, and the instrumental role he played in keeping the Cavs in Cleveland. 

12-11-19 Joe and Bull talk about the early years of the Cavaliers in the old Cleveland Arena. 

12-5-19-  Yes! Virginia there is a Santa Clause. If you’re a Cavs fan you know the call. Hear how it came to be with Bruce and Joe. 

11-27-19 – Bull talks with Joe about the remarkable 91-92 Cavaliers season

11-21-19 – Bruce talks with Joe about the Miracle at Richfield

11-13-19Traveling with the Cavs along the west coast, Joe decides to bring out the recorder and talk to the players about the trip. 

11-6-19 – It was one of the longest games Joe ever called. Tim and Joe talk about the Cavs and Lakers 4OT marathon 1980

10-30-19Little toy trains. Bruce and Craig talk about Joe’s passion outside of sports

10-23-19 – Bull talks with Joe about the time Buddy Bell took over the pregame 

10-16-19Tim Alcorn, voice of the Cavaliers, returns to WEOL to talk with Joe Tait about how Joe became the first voice of the Cavs

10-10-19 – Joe and Bruce talk about Joe’s time hosting Sportsline, the calls he took and the guests he had on.

10-2-2019 – This week, Bull talks with Joe about the time he spoke with a member of the British Consulate’s Leslie Reed during an Indians game in the 1978.

9-25-2019  – Joe looks back at some of his classic calls from when he called College Football for Ohio University and other schools

9-18-19 – Bruce talks with Joe about the Infamous 10-Cent Beer Night.

9-11-19 – Tim and Joe talk about Joe’s time calling Indians games with the great Herb Score.

9-4-19 – He was known as Jolly Joe. On this edition of Over the Timeline, Craig and Joe look back at Joes morning show days at WJRL in Rockford, Illinois. 

8-28-19With the High School Football season kicking off, we went back and took a look at some of Joe’s High School Football calls. 

8-21-19Have you heard of the Continental Football League? Back in 1969 it existed, and while working at WBOW in Terra Hut, Indiana Joe called a game for the 1969′ CFL Champion Indianapolis Capitals….

8-14-19While working in Terra Hut, Indiana in the 60’s, the station Joe worked at held a bike race. Joe had the call for the strange event.

8-7-19In early 70’s Joe parted ways with the Cavaliers for a short stint in New Jersey. Before he left, he shared his feelings for former Cavs’ owner Ted Stepien…You don’t want to miss this one.  

7-31-19 – Matt Douglass talks with Joe about his time at the rink calling Barons and Crusaders hockey games.

7-24-19During Joes time with the Indians he had the opportunity to call two no-hitters and a perfect game. During this edition of Over the Timeline, Tim speaks with Joe about those games.

7-17-19 – Bruce Van Dyke spoke with Joe about his time in the Army, and working at KBOK while stationed in Turkey. 

7-10-19Andy “Bull” Barch and Joe had a conversation about some old boxing matches Joe called while working in Terre Haute, Indiana.

7-3-2019 Tim Alcorn and Joe take listen to audio from Joe’s time at Monmouth College, and discuss calling basketball games for his alma mater and the local high school.