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Lou Scally Alley dedicated to local weatherman

May 08, 2012|By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com

The city of Hagerstown on Tuesday honored longtime radio and television personality Lou Scally, dedicating an alley in his name.

The alley is behind his home in the city’s North End.

Joined by Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II, Hagerstown City Council members and several neighbors, Lou Scally Alley was unveiled despite a light rain shower.

“It’s a great honor to have an alley named after me,” said Scally, a lifelong resident of Hagerstown. “I’m a big fan of the alley system. I like to ride my bike in the alleys. It’s a little safer for me.”

Scally, who has lived at the corner of Oak Hill Avenue and Country Club Road for 22 years, grew up in Hagerstown’s West End, graduated from South Hagerstown High School and has worked in broadcasting in the community for more than three decades.

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WJEJ listeners wake up to his morning radio show and WHAG-25 viewers can catch his weather forecasts each evening on the news, Bruchey said.

Scally has also given countless hours to his community in numerous ways, including serving as the master of ceremonies for many events, Bruchey said.

Bruchey read a brief proclamation in honor of Scally, who then pulled the string uncovering the new sign.

“Congratulations, Lou,” one motorist yelled while driving past the unveiling ceremony.

The alley, which runs parallel to Oak Hill Avenue, is at the intersection of Country Club Road.

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