Kentucky high school sports radio show will not return to air

Rick Shaw, left, was the “driving force” behind the “Kentucky High School Scoreboard Show” the past 21 years.

Rick Shaw, left, was the “driving power” behind the “Kentucky High School Scoreboard Show” the previous 21 years.


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A Friday evening high school sports fixture on Kentucky radio for the final 20 years will not return this season.

The “Kentucky High School Scoreboard Show” will not air in 2022 as its “driving power” and host Rick Shaw totally completes his retirement from the trade.

“It was an excellent run,” Shaw informed the Herald-Leader on Thursday. “I had no concept it will final this lengthy or get this massive. I used to be in a position to pull it collectively and began with 12 stations 21 years in the past.”

At its peak, “High School Scoreboard” was broadcast on greater than 50 radio stations and streamed on-line, Shaw stated.

But the logistics of manufacturing a ten p.m. to midnight weekly reside show minus Shaw was a tough promote in in the present day’s web age when the complete world is related on-line and discovering scores from Pikeville to Paducah is a bit simpler than it was in 2001.

“Rick was the driving power behind the ‘Kentucky High School Scoreboard,’ he did every thing from securing the associates and sponsors, scheduling the coaches, to internet hosting the weekly radio show,” stated Michael Jordan, senior vp of programming for 630 WLAP-AM, a part of iHeartwork Media Inc. “We want Rick a cheerful retirement, we’re thrilled for him, Sharon and the household and we thank him for his excellent dedication to the ‘Kentucky High School Scoreboard Show’ and high school athletics.”

Shaw truly retired from his most important gig within the radio trade (gross sales consultant for Clear Channel in Lexington) in 2012, however his love for high school sports stored him on air with the scoreboard show for one more 9 years. He shared internet hosting duties with WLAP’s Billy Rutledge final season as he started to step away.

Shaw initially got here up with the concept for the show after listening to an identical show produced in Indiana by Mike Pence, the identical Mike Pence who later turned vp of the United States. In its beginnings, Shaw’s show confronted hurdles, too.

“At Clear Channel, it received all the best way up the road to Pittsburgh they usually stated, ‘Well, no person’s fascinated by high school sports,’ and we stated, ‘Well, in Kentucky, they’re,” Shaw stated.

But as with all issues, there comes a time to transfer on.

“It’s been a thrill of a lifetime to work with Cawood Ledford and Ralph Hacker for 20 years on the UK Radio Network after which 21 years of this show,” Shaw stated. “I can’t let you know how thrilled I’m to have been on that show and produced it.”

Sayre soccer will get radio deal

An settlement between Sayre School and LM Communications will hold high school soccer on the airwaves in Lexington.

The Sayre Spartans’ house and away soccer video games will be broadcast on WZNN-FM 96.1 The Zone with play-by-play announcer Angelo Carriero every Friday.

Sayre, coached by former Marshall and New York Jets quarterback Chad Pennington, performs in Class A, the smallest division of Kentucky high school soccer. It hosts Eminence on Friday with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. The broadcast will start at 7:15 p.m.

Over the previous few years, Carriero led “Varsity Game Night” that includes plenty of reside Lexington public school soccer and basketball video games on WZNN or WLXG-AM 1300.

PrepSpin’s Fayette lockout ends

William Warfield, proprietor of high school sports streamer, has reached an settlement with Fayette County Public Schools and the NFHS Network to return to Fayette County public school campuses starting this fall.

PrepSpin, a pioneer of high school sports streaming in Central Kentucky for greater than a decade, final streamed a Fayette public colleges varsity recreation in 2020 earlier than NFHS Network automated cameras have been totally put in at Bryan Station, Frederick Douglass, Henry Clay, Lafayette, Paul Laurence Dunbar and Tates Creek. With these cameras, NFHS Network and received an unique rights offers to stream soccer and basketball video games thus locking PrepSpin out.

With the settlement, PrepSpin will concurrently stream choose Fayette video games by itself feeds and the NFHS Network. The deal got here too late to regulate this fall’s PrepSpin soccer schedule, however Warfield stated he will be in search of alternatives to squeeze video games in. PrepSpin will have Henry Clay’s recreation at Lexington Catholic on Aug. 26 as a part of its streaming cope with LexCath.

PrepSpin marked the lockout’s finish with a preseason Lexington area football season preview show final week that featured head coaches from all 9 Lexington high school soccer groups.

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