This week on the WUKY SportsPage host Keith Elkins talks one on one with Kentucky native and long-time Major League Baseball Umpire Sam Holbrook. This season Sam will serve as crew chief in his assignments across the league.
This week on the WUKY SportsPage Keith talks one on one with UK's all time leading scorer Valerie Still. Earlier this year Valerie was named to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame and next spring she will be a 2020 inductee into UK's Hall of Distinguished Alumni. Valerie talks about her legendary years at UK as well as her family's pivotal role in American history. She is a direct descendant of William Still, widely recognized as the father of the Underground Railroad.
This week on the WUKY SportsPage host Keith Elkins talks with UK football great Oliver Barnett. The former defensive lineman capped his career as UK's all-time quarterback sack leader, a record he held until Josh Allen surpassed him last year. This weekend Barnett will represent the University of Kentucky as an SEC Legend at the SEC Championship game. The group represents teams that won National and SEC Championships, participated in Super Bowl titles and are represented in state, school and college football halls of fame.
The Lexington History Museum assembled a panel discussion on the history of UK sports broadcasting. "Cawood, Claude, Ralph & Tom" was held at the Lexington Public Library's Eastside branch and featured Alan Sullivan, son of the late UK sportscaster Claude Sullivan, retired UK sports play by play announcer Ralph Hacker, and current UK sports network announcers Dick Gabriel, Tom Leach and Keith Elkins.
Listen to Cawood, Claude, Ralph & Tom - A History of UK Sports broadcasting: Featuring Alan Sullivan, Ralph Hacker, Dick Gabriel, Tom Leach and Keith Elkins. Special thanks to Heath Elsensohn of Hughes Reporting and Video Service for providing essential technical assistance.
This week's edition of the WUKY sports page features a Kentucky legend: former UK men's basketball coach Joe B. Hall talks with host Keith Elkins about his 13 years at the helm, integrating the basketball program, and winning the National Championship in 1978.
This week on the WUKY SportsPage host Keith Elkins talks with the only track announcer Keeneland has ever had. Kurt Becker assumed the role in 1996. He talks about his current gig plus his experiences calling NASCAR racing and more.
This week on the WUKY SportsPage host Keith Elkins speaks with veteran MLB play by play announcer Steve Stewart. The former Cincinnati Reds broadcaster just completed his 20th season in the big leagues. He currently calls games for the Lexington Legends' parent club the Kansas City Royals.
This week on the WUKY SportsPage host Keith Elkins talks with Eclipse award recipient Kenny Rice about his long career in broadcasting covering thoroughbred racing for NBC, MMA for HDNet, and his new video podcast project; The Kenny Rice Horse Racing Show. He also talks about his days as a local sportscaster for WTVQ here in Lexington.