Holy Cow: Columbus residents look back at Sam Simmermaker’s impact

White River Broadcasting’s Sam Simmermaker, the dean of Indiana sports broadcasters, has announced his plans to retire at the age of 92 after 64 years on the air in Columbus.

Community members are talking about Sam’s legacy.

Chuck Wells, a former Columbus East athlete and owner of the Overhead Door Company, talks about how Sam influenced local sports.

Wells remembers when Sam first interviewed him as an athlete.

Wells reflects on Sam’s approach to covering young athletes

Sam’s last daily sports updates will be next Friday, May 24th. There will be a special AM Columbus broadcast that day from 11 to 1 to celebrate Sam’s career. You can check it out here on News Talk 1010 WCSI and 98.1 FM.

Photo: News Director John Clark and Sam Simmermaker talk in the WCSI studio.