Lexington-based sports agent Dick Robinson, producer of The Joe B. and Denny Show on radio, is in critical condition after a biking accident on Saturday.
Robinson, 71, was cycling near his home in Georgetown with a friend when he went over his handlebars about 9:30 a.m., said his daughter, Heidi Robinson Adams. Robinson was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital where he is in intensive care with a brain injury, Adams said.
Robinson, an avid cyclist, was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, she said.
Robinson ran unsuccessfully for secretary of state as a Democrat in 2007. Former UK basketball coach Joe B. Hall and former University of Louisville basketball coach Denny Crum served as his honorary campaign co-chairs.
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According to published reports, Robinson came up with the idea for the radio show after hearing Hall being interviewed by phone while the pair were sitting in Wheeler's Pharmacy in downtown Lexington. Robinson wrote "The Joe B and Denny show?" on a napkin and pushed it to Hall. After Crum signed on, the show went on the air in March 2004.
In 2010, Robinson, who represents professional baseball players, signed on to teach sports management business courses at Midway College.
Previously, Robinson served in the administration of Gov. John Y. Brown Jr. and worked with Lexington mayors Scotty Baesler and Pam Miller. He also was senior vice president of the Webb Companies from 1982 to 1989.