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READ MORE: Jim Mueller Obituary News – Cause of Death: Former Cleveland sportscaster and Browns radio announcer Jim Mueller dies at 79
Longtime radio analyst, Jim Mueller known as the “Voice of the Cleveland Browns” from 1975 to 1995 has died at 79.
Mueller died on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. His death was announced by Jim Donovan, his successor as voice of the Cleveland Browns, at the Philadelphia Eagles–Cleveland Browns preseason game.
In 1968, Mueller became a sports anchor at WPTV-TV in West Palm Beach, Florida. Following three years there, he was hired by WHAS-TV in Louisville, Kentucky, to anchor the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. sports reports. He also served as the Louisville Cardinals football announcer on the WHAS radio.
In March 1972, he was recognized by governor Julian Carroll, who commissioned him a Kentucky Colonel, which is the highest title of honor in the state.
Mueller was a big fan of auto racing, and went as far as to become a Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) driver. He was associated with the Roger Penske organization. He co-founded the Sports Media Associates of Cleveland and Ohio (SMACO) and was its first president for six years, before being named executive director for life in 1982.
Mueller was inducted into the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame of Ohio in 2005.
Jim Mueller Early life and education
Mueller was born on May 23, 1943, in Owensboro, Kentucky. He later moved to Florida and became a reservist in the Marines while playing college football at the University of Florida. He was signed by the Baltimore Colts in the National Football League (NFL) after college, but a severe ankle injury in training camp ended his playing career.
Following his injury, Mueller was a commercial airline pilot.
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