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188 > Image 188 of Basketball, 1990

Part of University of Kentucky Basketball Media Guides (Men)

THIS IS KENTUCKY THE WILDCATS ON THE AIR 1989-90 UK RADIO NETWORK STATION MARKET WCMI-AM/WCMI-FM Ashland/Huntington WYWY-FM Barbourville WBRT-AM/WOKH-FM Bardstown WCBL-AM/WCBL-FM Benton WBGN-AM Bowling Green WMMG-AM/WMMG-FM Brandenburg WKYR-AMAA/KYR-FM Burkesville WCKQ-FM Campbellsville WKYA-FM Central City WSAI-AM Cincinnati WAIN-AM/WAIN-FM Columbia WCTT-AM/WCTT-FM Corbin WCPM-AM Cumberland WCYN-AM/WCYN-FM Cynthiana WHIR-AM/WMGE-FM Danville WQXE-FM Elizabethtown WKXF-AM/WKXF-FM Eminence WIOK-FM Falmouth WASE-FM Fort Knox/Radcliff WFKY-AM/YVKYW-FM Frankfort WFKN-FM Franklin WOVO-FM Glasgow WUGO-FM Grayson WLGC-AM/WLGC-FM Greenup/Portsmouth WFSR-AM Harlan WHBN-AM/WHBN-FM Harrodsburg WLLS-AM/WLLS-FM Hartford WSGS-FM Hazard WSON-AM Henderson/Evansville WKCB-AM/WKCB-FM Hindman WHOP-AM/WHOP-FM Hopkinsville WEKG-AM/WJSN-FM Jackson WJRS-FM Jamestown WRNZ-FM Lancaster WLSK-FM Lebanon/Marion Co. WKHG-FM Leitchfield WVLK-AM/WVLK-FM Lexington, Georgetown, Winchester, Nicholasville WFTG-AM/WWEL-FM London WAVG-AM Louisville WKTG-FM Madisonville WWXL-AM/WWXL-FM Manchestei/Clay Co. WNGO-AM/WXID-FM Mayfield WFTM-AM/WFTM-FM Maysville WMIK-AM/WMIK-FM Middlesboro WKYM-FM Monticello WMOR-AM/WMOR-FM Morehead WMSK-AM/WMSK-FM Morganfield WMST-AM/WSMT-FM Mt. Sterling WLOC-AM/WLOC-FM Munfordville WNBS-AM Murray WOMi-AM Owensboro WPAD-AM Paducah WSIP-AMWSIP-FM Paintsville WPKE-AM/WDHR-FM Pikeville WANO-AM/WZKO-FM Pineville WDXC-FM Pound WDOC-AM/WQHY-FM Prestonsburg WPKY-AM Princeton WHRZ-FM Providence WCBR-AMAA/MCQ-FM Richmond WIDS-AM Russell Springs WSFC-AM/WSEK-FM Somerset WSKV-FM Stanton WTCW-AM/WXKQ-FM Whitesburg WYMC-FM Wickliffe WEZJ-AM Williamsburg WXCC-FM Williamson Veteran announcers Cawood Ledford and Ralph Hacker have worked together for almost 20 years. A Kentucky basketball tradition through the years has been the ability of the legions of Big Blue fans to catch the Cats on radio. Listening to Kentucky basketball has been a tradition in the Commonwealth and across the country for decades. Nearly every Kentuckian has fond memories of sitting around a radio on a cold winter night, living and dying with the fortunes of the Big Blue. As usual, the excitement and action of Kentucky's 87th season of basketball will be broadcast to fans across the country on one of the largest college networks in the nation. The rights to Wildcats basketball are held by Host Communications, Inc. of Lexington, which is in its first season under a new contract with UK. Cawood Ledford Now in his 37th season of broadcasting Wildcats games, Cawood Ledford is truly a legend in the Commonwealth. In many drug stores and barber shops across the state, conversations in the winter begin with, "Well, Cawood said last night. . ." His brisk, informative style has won him a spot in the hearts of Kentuckians for years and to many people who never have a chance to see the Cats in person, Cawood IS Kentucky basketball. As one station promoted him once, "When you listen to Kentucky basketball, you don't just hear it, you SEE it through the eyes of Cawood Ledford." Ledford has made some "of his phrases legendary in Kentucky, especially his traditional, "The Wildcats are moving to the right-hand side of your radio dial." When he appears at courtside at Rupp Arena, the Kentucky band salutes him in unison with a loud, "Hello, Cawood!" The native of Harlan County (actually Cawood, Ky.) has been named Best Basketball Announcer in the Nation, in addition to being named Kentucky's Sportscaster of the Year 20 times, He is president of his own Lexington-based company, Cawood Ledford Productions, and has produced many award-winning radio and television sports programs. Ralph Hacker Ledford's sidekick on Wildcats broadcasting is Ralph Hacker, president and general manager of radio station WVLK in Lexington. Hacker is now in his 18th season on the UK Network, offering his knowledge of the broadcasts, as well as handling pregame, halftime and postgame programs. In addition to his UK radio duties, Hacker has ventured into television in the past five years, calling football and basketball games for Jefferson-Pilot Teleproductions, ESPN, the NCAA and CBS. Dave Baker Dave "Buzz" Baker, a native of Franklin, Ohio, joins Cawood Ledford on some radio broadcasts this season, as he did during football season. Baker became a sports reporter for WKYT-TV in 1982, shortly after his graduation from Georgetown College. He was named weekend anchor in 1984 and 186