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Lexington Legends to honor a Legend

 

BY LARRY VAUGHT

WKYT-TV (Channel 27) sports anchor Rob Bromley will be honored Aug. 29th by the Lexington Legends with his own bobblehead night. He’s retiring Sept. 29 after working over 40 years at WKYT. He has been anchoring weekday sportscasts since 1980.

“It exceeded my expectations. I knew they were making them, but they are great. I think they made 900 of them,” Bromley said of the bobbleheads. “I just would never have thought of something like this happening.”

He’s worked with UK basketball coaches Joe Hall, Eddie Sutton, Rick Pitino, Tubby Smith, Billy Gillespie and John Calipari. On the football side, he’s worked with UK coaches Jerry Claiborne, Bill Curry, Hal Mumme, Guy Morriss, Rich Brooks, Joker Phillips and Mark Stoops.

“It should be a great night. He is a great guy. I started at Channel 18 (WLEX-TV) at about the same time he started at 27,” said Keith Elkins of the Lexington Legends. “I first met him when we would shoot film for the stations at high school basketball games. I think that would’ve been early in 1977 when Rob first came to Lexington. Can’t believe it’s been that long ago, but it has.”

It has but during his 40 plus years in Lexington, Bromley has never changed. He’s a true professional and liked by everyone in the media.

He will join me on WPBK (102.9 FM) and wpbkfm.com on Aug. 31 to talk about his many UK memories.

 

 

 

 

 

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