After 16 years at KWTV-9, sports director Dean Blevins said he has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the station.
“We will decide then whether to keep plugging away or to call it a day,” said Blevins, 57. “Even if I were to stop doing television, it's not as if I would retire.”
Blevins, a former OU quarterback and point guard, said he has enjoyed co-hosting “The Oklahoma Sports Blitz,” 10:25 p.m. Sundays, with KOTV-6 sports director John Holcomb.
“We kind of tweak it periodically,” he said. “It's the first of it's kind, and it's the only statewide show.”
Blevins also worked 13 years as a college football analyst and sideline reporter for ABC, CBS and ESPN.
UCO games to air on KZLS, KOAG.
UCO has announced that all 10 football games this season will be broadcast on KZLS-FM 99.7 FM and KOAG-AM 1640, allowing Bronchos broadcasts to reach the entire Oklahoma City metro area in addition to reaching west to Clinton, north to Enid and Stillwater and south to Purcell on the FM signal.
“This radio agreement is an extremely important agreement for us,” UCO athletic director Joe Muller said. “It provides a great footprint with the AM/FM combo situation in that we now will extend our broadcast basically border-to-border north-to-south and if you look east-to-west we'll probably cover about two-thirds of the state.”
David Garrett, in his second year as UCO's athletic media specialist, will handle play-by-play duties for the seventh consecutive season. John Fitzgerald, a former UCO offensive lineman, is back for his fifth season as analyst.