About Tom Feran

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    Tom Feran

    Tom Feran has been a writer and editor for The Plain Dealer since 1982. He was named Best Columnist in Ohio in 2007 by the Society of Professional Journalists, and is former president of the Television Critics Association of North America. His work has appeared in publications including Ohio Magazin, Cleveland Magazine, and DirecTV Magazine, and he has been a regular pseudonymous contributor to the tabloid Weekly World News. He is a graduate of Harvard College, where he was president and editor of the Lampoon, and of Cleveland St. Ignatius High School.

    Books by Tom Feran

    Big Chuck! by Chuck Schodowski
    Big Chuck!
    My Favorite Stories from 47 Years on Cleveland TV
    by Chuck Schodowski | Tom Feran

    Cleveland TV legend “ Big Chuck” Schodowski tells hundreds of funny and surprising stories from a lifetime in television— in his familiar, good-natured, Cleveland-to-the-bone style.

    Since 1960, Chuck has been on camera, behind the camera, and in the d . . . [Read More]

    The Buzzard by John Gorman
    The Buzzard
    Inside the Glory Days of WMMS and Cleveland Rock Radio--A Memoir
    by John Gorman | Tom Feran

    This rock and roll radio memoir takes you behind the scenes at the nation's hottest station during FM's heyday, from 1973 to 1986. Sex and drugs, music and merchandising— it was a wild time when the FM airwaves were wide open for creativity and innova . . . [Read More]

    Ghoulardi by Tom Feran
    Inside Cleveland TV's Wildest Ride
    by Tom Feran | R. D. Heldenfels

    The definitive story of the outrageous Ghoulardi TV show and its unusual creator— on screen and behind the scenes, with rare photos, interviews, original scripts, and trivia.

    Ernie Anderson shocked and delighted Northeast Ohio in the mid-1960s, when  . . . [Read More]


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