Bob Barry, Fixture of Oklahoma Sports, Retires

By Andrew Gauthier 


Long time Channel 4 (KFOR) Sports Director/Anchor Bob Barry announced Tuesday this will be his final season as the radio play-by-play voice of OU football and basketball.

The 79-year-old Barry has called University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State games every season since 1961. He got his first opportunity when legendary OU head coach Bud Wilkinson hand-picked Barry to call the Sooners games after hearing Bob broadcast games for Bud’s sons when they played at Norman High School.


Bob served as the “Voice of the Sooners” from 1961-1972 until taking over at OSU from 1973-90. More…