The WUKY SportsPage

  • Hosted by Keith Elkins

It's time to turn to the WUKY SportsPage with your host Keith Elkins... revealing conversations... and stories you thought you knew from prominent Kentucky sports figures. 

WUKY SportsPage Episode 19: Paul Andrews

May 20, 2020

Keith Elkins talks with former Wildcat Paul Andrews, who played for both Joe B. Hall and Eddie Sutton in the 1980's.  Paul is currently CEO of the Brook Hospitals with two facilities in Louisville.  He's been in that position since 2009, and has more than thirty years of experience in behavioral health.  Paul is a native Kentuckian; hailing from London.  Many will remember his half-court shot to win the state championship for his High School team, the Laurel County Cardinals.

Negro League Baseball Museum

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro National League where some of baseball's greatest stars played in the days of racial segregation.  In the late 1970's and early 1980's there were several reunions of Negro League players in Ashland, Kentucky, thanks to the work of a young newspaperman named Tom Stultz who owned the Greenup County Sentinel.  Today Tom is the president of JMI Sports.  The Negro League Hall of Fame was in Ashland for a brief time but was relocated to Kansas City where today the Negro League's Baseball Museum honors the players and their era.  Bob Kendrick is the museum's president.  Tom and Bob are Keith Elkins' guests on the latest episode of the WUKY SportsPage.

UK Athletics

This week on the WUKY SportsPage host Keith Elkins brings us a rare 1986 interview he conducted with UK sports broadcasting legend Cawood Ledford.  The interview was part of a UK TV series called UK Roundtable.  Terry Birdwhistell, senior oral historian at the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries and Jason Flahardy, audio visual and photographs archivist found the program in the UK archives.  It's a fascinating time capsule for UK sports fans.  Enjoy this conversation with Keith and Cawood!

Alan Lytle

If you're 'jonesing' for some sports stuff, Keith Elkins has your cure.  This week he welcomes in Alan Sullivan, son of the legendary Kentucky broadcaster Claude Sullivan.  In their book "Voice of the Wildcats," Alan Sullivan and Joe Cox give the behind-the-scenes account of the man whose voice embodied UK Athletics from 1947 to 1967.  Keith and Alan, who is currently a healthcare architect, discuss many of the highs and lows of Claude Sullivan's career and play some of Claude's classic calls including two UK National Championships, Vernon Hatton's half court miracle shot against Temple, on the scene reporting from Russia and his brief stint as a play by play man for the Cincinnati Reds.

UK Athletics

This week on the WUKY SportsPage podcast Keith Elkins talks with former Kentucky Wildcats Baseball Coach Keith Madison.  The Brownsville, Kentucky native retired from coaching in 2003 after 25 seasons and 735 career victories. He had coached 85 players who were drafted or signed professional baseball contract, including fifty-one of his players were selected in the top 25 rounds and 14 who eventually reached the major league level. He also spearheaded the grand opening of a new 3,000-seat $4.2 million Cliff Hagan Stadium.  Keith Madison was inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005. Our host caught up with the busy baseball guy right after last year's College World Series.

UK Athletics

This week on the WUKY SportsPage Podcast Keith Elkins talks with Amber Smith who currently serves as an assistant coach for the UK Women's Basketball program.  She talks about her time as a star point guard for current boss Matthew Mitchell and her role as head recruiter.

Spring Training is now under way in Florida and Arizona.  What better way to celebrate than to talk with Cincinnati Reds Historian and former executive director of the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, Greg Rhodes.  Keith Elkins talks with Greg on a host of topics including the original Cincinnati Red Stockings of 1869, and the Crosley Field era of the 1950's and 60's.

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. 

UK Athletics

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.