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 wins sixth straight, 112-88 blowout of PHX

OKC within a half-game of 8th place in West

Two weeks ago, some were still doubting Oklahoma City's chance to make the NBA playoffs. While the head coach and players talk consistency, ignoring the playoff questions, the Thunder has mounted a 6-game streak. Here's the post-game report. 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...

No Durant in NOLA

KD will not play tomorrow in the Crescent City

The Thunder practiced Monday morning before traveling to New Orleans. While Kevin Durant has matriculated to full practices, he will not play in tomorrow's game. 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...

Durant, Westbrook closer but will not play tomorrow

Scott Brooks, Nick Collison featured today

Thunder Coach Scott Brooks and forward Nick Collison featured today. While Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are closer to playing, it won't happen tomorrow. Nothing definite has been determined for Friday against the Knicks. Read more...

KD and Westbrook get closer

Brooks still encouraged after practice

Thunder practice report after 11/24/14 workout.

Thunder lose 12th, 91-86 to Golden State

Math begins to squeeze OKC

Shooting just 35% from the field and 17% from the 3pt. line, OKC just couldn't catch up to Golden State, losing 91-86. It was the sixth straight loss for the last-place Thunder. Read more...

Thunder practice in OKC before flying to SA Wednesday

Brooks, Durant, Adams on today's video

Thunder "gets even" with Spurs 105-92

Russ has 40 points and 10 assists, Durant gets 31, duo outscore Spurs starters 71-39

The Oklahoma City Thunder outscored San Antonio 22-8 in final 7:30 of 1st quarter, then outscored the Spurs 32-23 in the second quarter, and that's all she wrote. Thunder 105, Spurs 92, series even 2-2. Read more...