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Bob Barry’s first sports job came in 1956 as the announcer for Norman High School football and basketball. He joined the team at WKY-TV (now KFOR) in Oklahoma City, in 1966 and served 26 years as the station's sports director. He was the play-by-play “voice” of University of Oklahoma football for 12 years before taking over the same duty for Oklahoma State University football and basketball. In 1990, he returned as play-by-play announcer at OU. He has been named Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year 15 times and was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 1998. He also received the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Pioneer Award in 1993.