Goin’ Bowling With Rado

Former WTAM/1100 afternoon producer/co-host Paul Rado is now a very busy fellow.

Not only will he be a co-host on Digital Sports Network/Cleveland.com’s new afternoon drive program (alongside Harry Petsanis and former Fox Sports Radio host/actor/comedian Chuck Booms), Rado has a new television game show that will debut on local television starting in December.

It’s “The Star Frame Bowling Challenge,” a weekly bowling competition reminiscent of the iconic late 70s’ franchised game show “Bowling For Dollars,”* but was developed to be a Cleveland show, along the lines of legendary horror hosts Ghoulardi, Houlihan, Big Chuck and Lil’ John. Based around the country’s most popular recreational sport, “Star Frame” will have easy to follow rules, fast-paced action, and a high-energy in studio audience.

Raycom’s two Cleveland stations, CBS affiliate WOIO/19 Shaker Heights and MyNetwork TV affiliate WUAB/43 Lorain have picked up “Star Frame” – WUAB will air it Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., while WOIO will air it Saturday night at 12:05 a.m., right after “Warrant Unit,” hosted by WTAM host Bob Frantz.

Rado will be teamed up with longtime WTAM colleague Marty “Big Daddy” Allen and SportsTime Ohio host Chuck Galeti on the program. Portions of the pilot episode have already been posted online by Rado (part 1) (part 2). If those previews are any indication, the show has a very promising future, indeed.

(**Then-WJKW/8 aired the local version of “Bowling for Dollars” back in the late 70s, with Dick Goddard as host.)

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