Today we mourn the loss of one of our own. Former Sports Director Dick Clay passed away after having complications from heart surgery. He was 78.
For nearly 30 years, Clay, also known as "Dickie Bird" served as Sports Director and was known to be a gentle, optimistic and caring leader in the Region 8 Newsroom.
There's no doubt, people who work in television are a close knit family, but Dick's larger than life personality, dedication to the community and his wonderful sense of humor, made him a legend far beyond these walls. He was a legend in all of Region 8.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends… and Dick had so many friends. For his entire career, Dick signed off each sportscast with a saying that he made famous... "I'm Dick Clay And That's Sports." Dick Clay, you will be missed.
- Chris Conroy, KAIT VP & General Manager