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.


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Ouch. Spurs take game one 122-105

66 points in the paint, including Tim Duncan's 27

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