INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts today announced that Colts radio announcer Bob Lamey, the “Voice of the Colts” for more than three decades, is retiring from his duties as the team’s play-by-play voice for Colts radio broadcasts.
“I have had a great deal of fun for 35 years, and it’s time,” Lamey said. “Great things and great people. I cannot thank Colts fans enough for their support through the years. I also owe the world to the Irsay family, particularly Jimmy. I’ve never worked for a better person or a ‘got-your-back’ boss like him. I will always bleed blue.”
“Bob Lamey is a legend and icon, and his name is synonymous with Indianapolis Colts football,” said Colts owner & CEO Jim Irsay. “With his historic calls, familiar sayings and passion for football, he became part of the fabric of this entire community. No one has been more ‘Indianapolis’ than Bob Lamey. Even more so, he was very much a part of our team family, and he’s as dear to us as anyone who has ever worn the Horseshoe.”
Lamey worked 31 seasons as the club’s radio play-by-play voice, serving from 1984 to 1991 and again from 1995 to 2018. He previously worked as the official play-by-play voice of the Indianapolis Racers hockey team from 1974 to 1977 and the Indiana Pacers from 1977 to 1984.
He also worked 23 years for WIBC Radio in Indianapolis, the last 15 as sports director. Lamey was inducted to the Indiana Sports Broadcasters and Writers Hall of Fame in 2008.
Matt Taylor, Colts radio host and preseason sideline reporter, will handle play-by-play duties in the interim. Taylor has been the manager of radio production with the Colts since 2012, handling all aspects of Colts radio programs and the One America Radio Network. Taylor also has been the teams' radio gameday sideline reporter and pre-game show host since 2013.