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Bob Barry

(1931 – 2011)

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(1931 – 2011)

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This is an online obituary dedicated to Bob Barry. Bob Barry, Sr. was a American television and radio sportscaster, and was formerly the weeknight sports anchor during the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts on Oklahoma City, Oklahoma NBC affiliate KFOR-TV, until his retirement in 2008. He also previously served as the station's sports director. Bob Barry graduated Classen High School in 1946, and studied journalism at the University of Oklahoma before joining the U.S. Air Force in 1951. Bob Barry is known for being the longtime voice of the University of Oklahoma Sooners sports teams.
Bob Barry began his career in broadcasting began in 1956 at KNOR radio (now KREF) in Norman, Oklahoma, as a salesman, disc jockey and sportscaster.
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In 1961, former University of Oklahoma head football coach Bud Wilkinson selected Bob Barry to call OU basketball and football games. Bob Barry continued as the University of Oklahoma's play-by-play announcer until 1972, when he began calling games for the University of Tulsa from 1973–1974, and Oklahoma State University from 1973 to 1990, before returning to OU in 1991.
Bob Barry became sports anchor at WKY-TV (now KFOR-TV) in 1966 and was named the station's sports director in 1970. Bob Barry has been awarded Oklahoma's Sportscaster of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, and was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame,
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and the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. In 2008, he was recognized as a distinguished alumni by the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. Bob Barry was a former member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association's Board of Directors and has served on many nonprofit and civic boards in Norman, Oklahoma.
In 1997, Bob Barry turned over his sports director duties to his younger son, Bob Barry, Jr. (who then worked as the 10 p.m. sports anchor). In December 2008, Bob Barry retired from KFOR-TV and television broadcasting. In September 2009, Bob Barry was honored with the Oklahoma City Public Schools' Wall of Fame Humanitarian Award. At the end of the 2010-11
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OU men's basketball season, Bob Barry retired from play-by-play duties due to health issues, turning the duties over to local sportscaster Toby Rowland (formerly of Oklahoma City CBS affiliate KWTV).
Bob Barry died on October 29th, 2011. This is an online memorial dedicated to the memory of Bob Barry. May he rest in peace.
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This is an online obituary dedicated to Bob Barry. Bob Barry, Sr. was a American television and radio sportscaster, and was formerly the weeknight sports anchor during the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts on Oklahoma City, Oklahoma NBC affiliate KFOR-TV, until his retirement in 2008. He also previously served as the station's sports director. Bob Barry graduated Classen High School in 1946, and studied journalism at the University of Oklahoma before joining the U.S. Air Force in 1951. Bob Barry is known for being the longtime voice of the University of Oklahoma Sooners sports teams.
Bob Barry began his career in broadcasting began in 1956 at KNOR radio (now KREF) in Norman, Oklahoma, as a salesman, disc jockey and sportscaster....

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