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Lexington History Museum Assembles 'All Star Panel' On UK Sports Broadcasting

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UK sports fans have a rare opportunity to meet and hear from broadcasters who’ve been behind the mic during some of the team’s greatest moments.

The Lexington History Museum is hosting a panel discussion titled “Cawood, Claude, Ralph and Tom, a history of UK sports broadcasting.”  The roundtable event will be moderated by WUKY SportsPage podcast host, Keith Elkins.

Scheduled to appear are current UK sports network broadcasters Dick Gabriel and Tom Leach, former UK play by play man Ralph Hacker, and Alan Sullivan, son of the late UK sportscaster Claude Sullivan.

"Whether you're a young fan who has heard Tom Leach as the Voice of the Wildcats throughout your lifetime, or whether you go back as I do to Cawood Ledford and Claude Sullivan, I think you'll enjoy hearing about the great teams, the great experiences that they had as broadcasters and it certainly covers more than one generation, we'll go back three or four generations," Elkins said.  Portions of the discussion will be recorded for a future edition of the SportsPage.

The event, co-sponsored by the Fayette County UK Alumni Association, is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library.  It’s free and open to the public.

Bitten by the radio bug as a teenager, Alan Lytle got his start start more than 30 years ago volunteering in Clermont County, Ohio for WOBO-FM. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Broadcasting from the University of Cincinnati and worked at a variety of radio stations in the Cincinnati market, then made the move to Lexington in the mid-1990s.
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