August 20, 2018

Colts' Longtime Radio Play-By-Play Announcer To Retire

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who was the first pick of the NFL football draft, is interviewed by Colts announcer Bob Lamey, left, at a draft party in Lucas Oil Stadium after he was introduced by the team in Indianapolis, Friday, April 27, 2012. - AP Photo/Michael Conroy

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who was the first pick of the NFL football draft, is interviewed by Colts announcer Bob Lamey, left, at a draft party in Lucas Oil Stadium after he was introduced by the team in Indianapolis, Friday, April 27, 2012.

AP Photo/Michael Conroy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bob Lamey is retiring as the Indianapolis Colts' longtime radio voice.

In a statement issued Sunday by the team, Lamey said in part, "it's time."

He served as the Colts' play-by-play announcer for 31 seasons, from 1984 through 1991 and again from 1995 through 2018.

Lamey also broadcast games for the Indiana Racers from 1974 through 1977 and the Indiana Pacers from 1977 through 1984. And he worked as the sports director for WIBC radio in Indianapolis.

Lamey was inducted into the Indiana Sports Broadcasters and Writers Hall of Fame in 2008.

He will be replaced by Matt Taylor for Monday night's preseason broadcast. Taylor has been the team's manager of radio production since 2012.

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