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Radio station won't let Rowland out of contract to work for Thunder

By Mel Bracht Published: September 20, 2008
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/> Rowland, 34, a 1995 Southern Nazarene University graduate, has worked for KREF for six years. He hosts "T-Row in the Morning Show,” 6 to 9:30 a.m. weekdays on the Norman station.

"One of the things I'm most disappointed in is I have been approached on more than one occasion over the past few years by other radio stations with more lucrative offers,” Rowland said. "I have turned them away because of a sense of loyalty to The Ref. They were the one that gave me my first show. It's disappointing that they wouldn't kind of pay back the kindness here.”

Rowland, who probably is best known as host of KWTV's "Friday Football Blitz” high school football highlights show, called KWTV management "fantastic” in agreeing to let him out of his contract. "They realized from the get-go what a fabulous opportunity that this would have been,” he said.

When asked how he would approach continuing to work for The Ref, Rowland said, "We're going to take the weekend to pray about it, talk to my family and my lawyers and figure out what the best decision is in moving forward,” he said.