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.


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...

Early Christmas for Westbrook fans

Russell Westbrooks returns, starts tonight vs Knicks

Russell Westbrook is back, will start, and has no minute restriction in tonight's game against the Knicks. Scott Brooks and Nick Collison also comment on a good day to be a Thunder follower! Read more...

Thunder practice in OKC before flying to SA Wednesday

Brooks, Durant, Adams on today's video


Thunder ends Clipper's season 104-98, winning series 4-2

Oklahoma City is in the Western Conference finals for the third time in four years after the 104-98 win in Los Angeles last night. Read more...

FLASH! Clippers shootaround video

Darren Collison and J.J. Redick brace for Thunder

We dropped by the LA Clippers practice today, here's what we found out... Read more...

FLASH! A late game preview!

No frills, just good stuff about the game tonight.

Memphis and Oklahoma City players from Saturday shootaround.

Just barely! Thunder nip Pistons 112-111 to claim 2nd seed

Oklahoma City hosts Memphis Saturday at 8:30 in game one

No matter the style points, Oklahoma City is headed to the Western Conference playoffs as the two seed, and will play Memphis Saturday at 8:30 in Chesapeake Arena. Read more...

Ouch! Pelicans pick apart Thunder 101-89 in bayou dud.

Tyreke Evans scorches OKC with 41, a career high, and Thunder must wait to see 2nd place fate

Career nights by opponents are no surprise in Thunder headlines this season.  This time it was Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans who burned OKC with a career high 41 and New Orleans went on to beat the sleepwalking Thunder 101-89. Read more...