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Corley earns Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame induction

Randy Corley sorts through notes while working the Buffalo Bill Rodeo in June, 2015 (NTV News)

Anyone who's attended the Buffalo Bill Rodeo knows the name Randy Corley.

A long–time North Platte native and world renowned rodeo announcer is being inducted in the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame this August.

Corley has won the PRCA's Announcer of the Year award 12 times and can once again be heard in North Platte this year, but doing so without his father–in–law and fellow Hall of Famer, the late, great, Hadley Barrett. This is the first time since 1964 Barrett has not been behind the mic during one of the main events at Nebraskaland Days.

“It’s something I’ve talked to God about every day,” Corley said. “I have to go into that rodeo, and make it good.” A special tribute will be done for Hadley. It won’t be sad, Corley said, but “we’ll pay tribute in a special way. We’ll hear Hadley.”

The Buffalo Bill Rodeo runs from June 14-17 at the Wild West Arena in North Platte, beginning at 8 pm nightly.

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