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 win seventh straight

Westbrook another triple-double in 105-92 wire-to-wire win over Pacers

How high can this Thunder team make it in the Western Conference standings before the season's end? When it wins for the seventh straight time and ninth time in the last ten games, it's not wishful thinking to imagine maybe even a sixth or fifth place spot. Much of the climb has been achieved without star Kevin Durant playing full-strength, or even having center Steven Adams, as was the case in last night's 105-92 win over Indiana. Read more...

Westbrook, Kanter preview Pacers

Thunder Shootaround Practice Report

A quick report from Russell Westbrook and Enes Kanter, previewing tonight's game against the Indiana Pacers. This should be Kanter's toughest test since coming to OKC, facing Roy Hibbert of the Pacers. Read more...

Despite more bad news about Durant, Thunder throttle up in win

119-94 over Nuggets

Thunder GM Sam Presti announced during the day that Kevin Durant had undergone another procedure on his right foot, aimed at alleviating soreness caused by a screw-head rubbing on an adjoining bone behind the pinky toe on his right foot. Durant will be evaluated again in about a week. 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...

Westbrook on life with/without Reggie

Practice video as OKC faces trade deadline

Russell Westbrook doesn't mince words, but even in his economy of speech, he made it clear what he thinks about life with or without teammate (for now) Reggie Jackson. Read more...

Durant explains/retracts, Jackson ducks/avoids

KD retracts NYC statements, Jackson won'ts address trade talk

From OKC Thunder practice today, Kevin Durant altered his course of commentary born among NYC media, and Reggie Jackson would not specifically address trade rumors swirling a day before the deadline. Read more...

Thunder pregame notes vs. Memphis

Durant & McGary featured

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

Thunder scratch out 92-84 win over T-wolves

Wasn't pretty, but at this point, we'll take it!

Considering Kevin Durant missed the game with a toe injury (the piggy who went to market on his left foot), and considering OKC was coming off a two-game slide at the hands of Cleveland and Atlanta, the 92-84 win over 7-win Minnesota was just fine with Thunder fans tonight. We'll take the 40% shooting and 66% from the free throw line, considering OKC entered the contests three games out of eighth place in the Western Conference. Scott Brooks started tonight's presser lamenting some of the same thoughts... 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 back in action tomorrow - practice report

KD, Morrow, and Coach Brooks speak after final practice

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