© 2023 Louisville Public Media

Public Files:
89.3 WFPL · 90.5 WUOL-FM · 91.9 WFPK

For assistance accessing our public files, please contact info@lpm.org or call 502-814-6500
89.3 WFPL News | 90.5 WUOL Classical 91.9 WFPK Music | KyCIR Investigations
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Stream: News Music Classical

Tom Jurich Looks Back On 15 Years at U of L

University of Louisville Athletic Director Tom Jurich is marking a professional milestone this week.It was 15 years ago that Jurich came to U of L from Colorado State University.Jurich says the Louisville athletic department has been successful because of its staff of talented people.Among other things, Jurich and his team have overseen a major upgrade of its athletic facilities since he arrived in 1997."You had a beautiful campus, and the most ugly front lawn in the history of the world, meaning on I-65. My little limited marketing background told me you’ve got 100,000 cars a day going up and down this interstate, you’ve got a beautiful, beautiful view of everything, yet you’ve got an ugly piece of property."That property is now the site of the Owsley Brown Frazier Cardinal Park, which includes several athletic facilities.Jurich says he’s also proud of the strides U of L has made in gender equity and the emergence of its soccer, baseball and other programs into national prominence.During a press conference today, Jurich said he has no plans to leave Louisville or retire."I want to keep going as long as they'll have me," he said.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.

Can we count on your support?

Louisville Public Media depends on donations from members – readers like you – for the majority of our funding. You can help make the next story possible with a donation of $10 or $20. We'll put your gift to work providing news and music for our diverse community.