201 KAR 27:050. Announcers.
RELATES TO: KRS 229.171(1), 229.190,
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 229.180(1)
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS
229.171 gives the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority the sole direction,
management, control, and jurisdiction over all professional boxing, sparring,
and wrestling matches or exhibitions held in the Commonwealth. KRS 229.180(1)
authorizes the authority to promulgate, amend, or abrogate administrative
regulations necessary or expedient for the performance of its regulatory
functions. This administrative regulation establishes the guidelines that shall
be followed by persons acting as announcers.
Section 1. (1) The announcer officiating
at any show shall be governed by the law and administrative regulations
promulgated by the authority, and he shall be subject to any orders given by
the inspector or employee of the authority.
(2) An applicant shall file a completed
application and pay the license fee established in 201 KAR 27:008, Sections 2
Section 2. The announcer shall have
general supervision over all announcements made by the ringside or in the
arena. He shall announce from the ring, the name of contestants, their weight,
decisions at the end of each match or bout, and any other matters as are necessary.
A person other than the official announcer shall not make announcements.
Section 3. If a match or bout is stopped
before its scheduled termination, the announcer shall immediately confer with
the referee and the inspector or an employee of the authority and then shall
immediately announce the decision.
Section 4. The announcer shall not enter
the ring during the actual progress of a match or bout.
Section 5. If the inspector has reason to
believe that the announcer has committed a violation of KRS Chapter 229 or 201
KAR Chapter 27, the inspector may take one (1) or more of the following
(1) Issuance of a cease and desist order
to the announcer;
(2) Issuance of a notice of violation to
the announcer; or
(3) Ejection of the announcer from a
Section 6. Upon the finding of a
violation of KRS Chapter 229 or 201 KAR Chapter 27 by an announcer, the
authority may impose one (1) or more of the following penalties:
(1) Reprimand of the announcer pursuant
to KRS 229.200; or
(2) Assessment of a fine pursuant to KRS
229.991. (5 Ky.R. 1107; eff. 11-7-79; Am. 20 Ky.R. 1047; 1791;
eff. 1-10-94; 32 Ky.R. 1757; 2264; eff. 7-7-2006.)