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Jay Randolph Biography, Age, career in St. Louis, NBC Sports

Jay Randolph, Jr. (born September 19, 1934) is an American sportscaster whose career has spanned more than fifty years.The son of U.S.

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Jay Randolph Biography

Jay Randolph, Jr. (born September 19, 1934) is an American sportscaster whose career has spanned more than fifty years.

The son of U.S. Senator Jennings Randolph, he grew up in West Virginia, attended The George Washington University from 1952 to 1956, there was a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity. As a young man, he enjoyed considerable success as an amateur golfer. He played on the Golf Team at George Washington University and was inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978. In 1958, Randolph began his broadcasting career as an announcer and sports director for a Clarksburg radio station.

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Randolph was born on September 19, 1934, in Cumberland, Maryland, U.S. He is 84 years old as of 2019.

Jay Randolph career in St. Louis

Following play-by-play stints with the West Virginia Mountaineers in the late 1950s, and the Dallas Cowboys and SMU Mustangs in the early 1960s, Randolph went to St. Louis. He served as a staff announcer at KMOX radio in 1966 and as the announcer and sports director for KSD (later KSDK) television from 1967 to 1988.

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At KSDK (Channel 5), Randolph anchored sports coverage for the station’s newscasts and called TV play-by-play for St. Louis Cardinals baseball (as well as the first season of St. Louis Blues hockey in 1967–68). Randolph served as the over-the-air TV voice of the Cardinals for 21 seasons, split over two stints. He had a 17-year stint in the Cards’ TV booth that ended after the 1987 season when the station lost the local rights but was brought back in 2007 when KSDK got its small part of the TV pie, which ended in 2010. He does the “Randolph Report” on KFNS (590 AM) radio. Posted October 1, 2010, last referenced October 3, 2010.

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Randolph also worked for NBC Sports television in the 1970s and ’80s, announcing a wide variety of events including the National Football League, Major League Baseball, college football, college basketball, PGA Tour and LPGA golf, the Professional Bowlers Association, and three Olympic Games and the Breeders’ Cup. Posted October 1, 2010, last reference October 3, 2010.

Jay Randolph Later career

Randolph called play-by-play for baseball’s Cincinnati Reds in 1988 and Florida Marlins from 1993-1996 and hosted the Marlins’ TV pregame from 1997-2000. He later broadcast golf events for CNBC and The Golf Channel. From 2007-2010 he called St. Louis Cardinals games on KSDK television.

On October 2, 2010, the day before his final Cardinal broadcast, he was honored by the team by being selected to throw out the ceremonial first pitch to longtime friend and broadcast partner Mike Shannon. In 2011, Randolph worked as a features reporter and interviewer for Cardinals broadcasts on Fox Sports Midwest. Randolph was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.

Jay Randolph Personal life

Randolph’s son, Jay Jr., formerly provided commentary for the PGA Tour Network on XM Satellite Radio and hosted a sports-talk show on KFNS radio (590 AM) in St. Louis. He now appears frequently on KFNS 590 AM) in St. Louis

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The thoroughbred racing season at Fairmount Park gets off and running Tuesday, and it’s veteran in-house handicapper and new race-caller are back at the track in Collinsville. Longtime St. Louis and national sportscaster Jay Randolph is mostly retired but returns to analyze the races on Tuesdays, when he gives his picks on the in-house television monitors and public address system.

“I love horse racing; my dad (Jennings Randolph, who was a U.S. senator from West Virginia) took me to the races as a little boy,” he said. “I did the Breeders’ Cup for NBC when it kicked off, so I’ve been around the game for a long time.”

Randolph often visited tracks around the country when he was traveling as a Cardinals television announcer and said he enjoys the challenge of picking the races, which he has been doing publicly at Fairmount for nearly a decade and a half. “Some days are good and some days are not so good,” he said, chuckling. Randolph, 83, has battled health issues in recent years but said he is “feeling fine” now. “I just wish my legs were a little stronger — I’m using a walker — but overall things are good,” he said.

Also returning is Keith Nelson, who took over as Fairmount’s track announcer last year after John Scully retired following 32 consecutive years on the job. That was part of a 4½-decade run of being the voice of St. Louis horse racing. Nelson, 55, lives in the northern part of the Kansas City area and drives about 270 miles each way twice a week during Fairmount’s meet, which runs through Sept. 22 and usually consists of cards on Tuesdays, starting at 1 p.m., and Saturdays, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

“It’s tough, but it gets a little easier as you get used to it,” he said of the trip. “I’m sure I’m not the only one doing this; there are people who commute between Kansas City and St. Louis all the time.” It’s a worthwhile trek for Nelson, 55, who has called races at many tracks but now spends much of his time looking after his elderly parents and 11-year-old daughter after going into his 401(k) retirement plan to help pay the bills.

“Family first,” he said. He also looks at those at Fairmount as extended family members, and that is a key reason he decided to return despite the long drive to work. “They treated me great, everyone was really nice,” he said. “And the crowds — holly cow! It was a shock to me that they drew so well, even when it was hot. People pulled up in buses, people would be in line to get in when it seemed like it was 106 degrees.”

There are two exceptions to Fairmont’s schedule this season. Post time for the first race on Saturday, May 5 (Kentucky Derby day), is 1 o’clock. And there will be no Tuesday racing the first week in September, as that card moves to Monday, Sept. 3 (the Labor Day holiday). Randolph is to be on hand to make his picks those days.

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