Robertson, who served as sports director at CHEK TV from 1974 to 2003, was announced earlier this month as the 2019 recipient of the Hall of Fame’s Sid Thomas Media Award.
“Although he interviewed such luminaries as Muhammad Ali, Wayne Gretzky and a young Tiger Woods, his focus was always the local sports scene,” his bio on the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame website begins. “He produced over 14,000 stories, almost all featuring local athletes, coaches and teams. He was the top TV host on the Island and covered sports that did not normally receive notice.”
Robertson feels that statement fits “to a T” what he did over those three decades.
“For all those years, it was primarily local sports, teams, athletes,” he said. “I’m very impressed with the way the hall put that together.”
There was a push about 10 years ago, after he retired from TV to get Robertson inducted, he recalled, but it was deemed to be too early. He’s thrilled that the time has finally come to get it done.
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