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Sad day in Cleveland



Gib_3 Those from Cleveland will be sad to hear that Gib Shanley, who served as the radio announcer on Browns games from 1961 to 1984, passed away of complications from pneumonia on Sunday. He was 76.

Shanley, who was the face of sports at WEWS-ABC for 20 years, might best remembered for lighting an Iranian flag on fire during a news broadcast during the hostage crisis in 1979. Shanley then said anyone from Iran who was offended should leave the country. The station received about 500 phones calls, almost all in support of Shanley. The photo is of Shanley (on the left) with Jim Graner, another Cleveland sports anchor.

[Last modified: Monday, June 14, 2010 2:41pm]


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