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House Honors Oklahoma Broadcaster Bob Barry

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Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma House has honored Oklahoma City broadcaster Bob Barry, the voice of the Oklahoma Sooners.

The House adopted a resolution Wednesday proclaiming "Bob Barry Sr. Day" in Oklahoma.

Barry studied journalism at the University of Oklahoma and became the voice of the Sooners in 1961, having been hand-picked by former OU coach Bud Wilkinson.

Barry broadcast Sooner football and basketball games through 1972, Oklahoma State University football and basketball games from 1973 until 1990 and University of Tulsa basketball games in 1973 and 1974 before returning to OU in 1991 to broadcast football and basketball games.

Barry was sports director for more than 25 years at Oklahoma City television station WKY, Oklahoma's first television station which is now known as KFOR. He retired from KFOR in 1997.

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