Clint McElroy

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Clint McElroy
Born (1955-08-10) August 10, 1955 (age 63)[1]
NationalityAmerican
OccupationPodcaster, Radio personality
Years active1975–present
Notable work
Spouse(s)
Leslie McElroy
(m. 1977; died 2005)

Carol McElroy
(m. 2010)
Children

Clint McElroy (born August 10 1955)[1] is an American podcaster and former radio personality.[2] He is known for his work on the podcast The Adventure Zone, as well as for hosting several FM radio shows in West Virginia.

Career[edit]

Radio[edit]

Clint McElroy is an alumnus of Marshall University, at which he worked with campus radio station WMUL.[3] McElroy then worked as news director WKEE-FM in 1975, followed by roles at WRVC and WEMM-FM, as well as a sports director role at WWBA in Florida. Beginning in 1994, McElroy then co-hosted the morning show at WTCR-FM, along with co-host Judy Eaton.[4] In 2009, McElroy was inducted into the Greater Huntington Wall of Fame, in recognition of his contributions to local radio as well as local theater.[1] In 2017, McElroy retired from radio.[5][6]

Podcasting[edit]

In 2014, Clint McElroy and his sons – Justin, Travis, and Griffin – launched a tabletop role-playing game podcast entitled The Adventure Zone. Initially playing Dungeons & Dragons, the show moved into other game systems in later arcs. Clint McElroy acted as Game Master during the second campaign Commitment, which made use of the Fate system.[7] The first sub-arc of The Adventure Zone: Balance, named Here There Be Gerblins, has been adapted into a graphic novel, published by First Second Books and co-written by the McElroy family.[8]

In 2018, Clint McElroy appeared as a guest star on Adventure Impractical as part of the Stream of Many Eyes, a Dungeons & Dragons event promoting the new Waterdeep storyline.[9]

Life[edit]

McElroy spent his early years in Ironton, Ohio, where he attended Ironton High School and eventually Ohio University Southern Campus and then Marshall University, located in Huntington, West Virginia.

Clint McElroy married Leslie Gail McElroy (née Kitchen) in 1977. They had three children, Justin (born 1980), Travis (born 1983), and Griffin (born 1987). Leslie passed away from cancer on May 21, 2005.[10] McElroy remarried in 2010.[3] He has one stepdaughter.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Chambers, Bryan. "Wall of Fame inductees announced". Herald Dispatch.
  2. ^ Faires, Rosalind (12 October 2017). "Rolling the Dice". The Austin Chronicle. Nick Barbaro.
  3. ^ a b Mayne, Rick. "Huntington Quarterly - Articles - Issue 73 - Clint McElroy". www.huntingtonquarterly.com.
  4. ^ Lavender, Dave (2 June 2018). "Clint McElroy to appear at Tricon ahead of book release". The Herald-Dispatch. Edward Dawson.
  5. ^ Lavender, Dave (11 August 2017). "Radio legend McElroy signing off after 42 years". The Herald-Dispatch. Edward Dawson.
  6. ^ "Clint McElroy Retires From WTCR/Huntington, WV, But The Podcasting Rolls On". AllAccess.com. 11 August 2017.
  7. ^ McElroy, Griffin (5 October 2017). "Setup - The Adventure Zone: Commitment - Maximum Fun". www.maximumfun.org.
  8. ^ Hoover, Natalie (14 June 2018). "'The Adventure Zone' Podcast Is Getting Its Own Graphic Novel". Study Breaks.
  9. ^ "Stream of Many Eyes: Special Guests". dnd.wizards.com. 1 April 2018.
  10. ^ "LESLIE GAIL McELROY". The Herald-Dispatch. 24 May 2005. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  11. ^ McElroy, Clint. "Huntington Quarterly | Articles | Issue 80 | Last Laugh". www.huntingtonquarterly.com. Retrieved 2018-09-11.