Author David Garrett

  • David Garrett

    Talk Host

    The senior member of The Franchise talk host team is long-time radio broadcaster David Garrett.

    Garrett is a 38-year veteran of the radio industry, and is also Media Specialist at the University of Central Oklahoma. He has been UCO football’s radio play-by-play announcer since 2007, adding men’s and women’s basketball in recent years and baseball and softball this past season.

    A native of Henryetta, Garrett began his play-by-play career in high school and through the years called college games in various sports for Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oral Roberts, New Orleans and Texas in addition to working with the Oklahoma City RedHawks and doing dozens of high school championships and all-star games.

    Garrett also served as the voice of the New Orleans Saints in 1992 and ‘93, and the Dallas Cowboys in 1995, ’96 and ‘97. He won the 1996 KATIE Award from the Dallas Press Club, given to the top play-by-play broadcaster in the Southwest, after calling the Dallas Cowboys' 27-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXX.

    Garrett also has won the Outstanding Achievement Award for Play-by-play/Large Market from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters for his UCO football broadcasts in 2008, ’09, and ’10.

    David was a radio-TV major at Oklahoma State and is currently working on a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership at UCO.


Thunder plays defense against Heat, wins 93-75

Kanter with 27, Westbrook gets 10th triple-double

Russell Westbrook had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 17 assists leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 93-75 victory over the Miami Heat. Read more...

Thunder split series with Bulls, keep pace in Western playoff picture

109-100 gives OKC its 16th win in last 18 home games

Russell Westbrook scored 36 and grabbed 11 rebounds. Enes Kanter had 10 rebounds in the 1st quarter and went on to finish with 18 points and 18 rebounds as the Thunder beat the Bulls 109-100. Read more...

KD does not practice. New players convene in Charlotte

Kanter, Novak arrive in time to fly with team. Augustin, Singler join in North Carolina

Oklahoma City practiced this morning before boarding the charter jet to North Carolina. Kevin Durant did not practice and will receive treatment on a sore right foot. His status will be determined day-to-day, and Head Coach Scott Brooks wouldn't speculate on minute restrictions or even playing status. It's not known whether the new players will get playing time Saturday, but its almost certain the quartet will get some kind of participation in Sunday's home game against Denver. Read more...

Thunder pregame notes vs. Memphis

Durant & McGary featured

Here are today's interviews with Kevin Durant and Mitch Mcgary. Read more...

Thunder beat Orlando on record-setting night

127-99 win sees best half ever, 7 in double figures

Oklahoma City is back to 20-20 after a 127-99 win in Orlando. It's the first of five straight road games, and gave OKC its second straight win. Kevin Durant and Scott Brooks are featured here... Read more...

Thunder making best of game-less stretch

Brooks, Westbrook talk today

We catch up with Russ Westbrook, whose answers were short, yet he questioned when we had nothing more to ask, and Head Coach Scott Brooks, who always obliges our queries... Read more...

The Boz is finally in the Hall

Former Oklahoma Sooner linebacker Brian Bosworth has finally been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He's the 21st Sooner to make the hall, joining Coach Barry Switzer and teammates Keith Jackson and Tony Casillas from the same era. Read more...

Durant previews OKC-WAS Jan 2

Franchise coverage begins at 6

The Franchise attended Thunder shootaround today in north OKC. Kevin Durant previews the matchup with the Wizards and just how much he pays attention to the Eastern Conference contender. Read more...

Kevin Durant talks Cavs-Thunder

Here's Dave Garrett's post-practice report on gameday

Tonight it's the first of two Cleveland-OKC matchups. While LeBron James' knee is injured and his playing status will be a game-time decision, there was still plenty to talk about with Kevin Durant. Read more...

Cavs next, so who's freaking out?

Not KD or Russ, but they may not be alone

The Thunder seemed to be asked more about tomorrow's game than last night's, when meeting the media today. Here are Scott Brooks, Kevin Durant, Anthony Morrow and Russell Westbrook. Read more...