It appears that 40 years at the station is just about enough for one Lexington Anchor.
WKYT Sports Anchor Rob Bromley says that he's going to retire.
Of course, since this is TV news, he's not leaving the station next week or even next month.
Bromley told viewers last night that he will be stepping down in September.
“He is without a doubt one of the most genuine people I have ever known,” said Ralph Hacker, a radio executive who was part of the University of Kentucky radio network for 29 years. “I just love Rob Bromley. ... He is one of the most well-liked people I’ve ever known.”
He to Lexington in 1977 and went to work at WKYT, where he started as a weekend sports anchor. Bromley began anchoring weekday sportscasts in 1980, which makes him the longest-serving TV anchor on the air in Kentucky.
“Rob is a sports broadcasting legend in the Bluegrass and throughout the commonwealth of Kentucky,” said Chris Mossman, WKYT-TV vice president and general manager. “Rob is everything you want in a professional.”
“I’ve had people say to me, ‘You’ll know when it’s time,’” Bromley said. “Well, it’s time.”
He said his retirement is “the best thing for the viewers and the best thing for the station.”
“There aren’t too many people who are fortunate enough and blessed enough to keep it going this long,” Bromley said. “But I have been, and I’ve got an awful lot of people to thank.”