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Claude Sullivan

Claude Sullivan

2006

Born in Winchester, Kentucky, attended the University of Louisville and Ohio State University. Began his broadcast career at WMCA in Ashland in 1942. From 1943 to 1946, was with WAVE in Louisville; began broadcasting University of Kentucky football games in 1945. From 1946 until 1962 Sullivan was associated with WVLK in Lexington broadcasting UK football and basketball games. In 1951, he organized the Standard Oil Sports Network, which included more than twenty stations carrying football and basketball broadcasts originating in thirty- seven states. Named "Kentucky's Outstanding Broadcaster" by the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters from 1959 to 1964; received the "Golden Mike" award from the Kentucky Broadcaster's Award in 1967. Died December 6, 1967.