He is widely known and respected by his peers for his work in Oklahoma. Jim can also be seen on Fox 25 Sunday nights with Curtis Fitzpatrick. Davis, who preferred not to respond directly to Traber's comments, complimented the Thunder telecasts on Fox Sports Oklahoma. Because, of course it would be. Brian Davis is told what to say.”. This site features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research. Their feud is so strong and childish that they won’t even mention each other’s names on the radio! Quick disclaimer: I’ve been part of Eschbach’s afternoon show for more than a decade, alongside Jim Traber, too, who does a 2-6 p.m. show on the Sports Animal. While in the majors, Jim played with all-time greats like Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken Jr. Former MLB player and current host of the 'Afternoon Sports Beat' Jim Traber reveals his secret on how to break in and condition a brand new baseball glove. Log in or subscribe to read and leave comments. Jim played quarterback at Oklahoma State along side Houston Nutt. Traber is such a douche nozzle and a chicken shit. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He’s known as “The Ultimate” on WWLS, The Sports Animal. Oklahoma's Sports Address - WWLS. “We want to be a big market around here, but we don't want to do what it takes to be a big market,” Traber said. As Jim’s length in sports radio approaches the 30 year mark. If you’re a sports radio host and your signature catchphrase is “I don’t know buddy, why don’t […] Archived Content is Available to Lost Ogle Members Only. He hosts “The Afternoon Sport Beat” for two hours (2-4 p.m.) and then collaborates with Al … “My educated guess is that the team spends little time focusing on ‘sports talk radio' chatter, as we have not once received a complaint regarding our on-air commentary,” Larry Bastida, market manager for Cumulus Media, which owns the Sports Animal, said in an email. There is never anything negative that happens to the team.”. “There is a direct correlation with the ratings and the state's unprecedented passion for the team,” Bastida said. And, yes, I understand Jim Traber is a meat head. — Jim Traber on his Sports Animal Radio Network show Monday afternoon. 
After college, Jim made his way to the majors. The Morning Animals; Sports Morning with Craig Humphreys; The Middle of the Day Show; The Afternoon Sports Beat; Dominant Duo/Total Dominance Hour; Inside Sports with Al Eschbach; Thunder Basketball Report; Sunday Morning Magazine; Sports. Volume 60%. Mike Stoops call in to Sports Animal with Jim Traber. The Sports Animal, Morning Animals, Jim Traber, Al Eschbach, Total Dominance Hour Podcasts Read more ›. Oklahoma's Sports Address - WWLS. Posts about the sports animal written by sportspods. Jim Traber is about to become one of the highest paid media personalities in Oklahoma – if not the THE highest – when he signs a new 3-year contract with WWLS, The Sports Animal. Dan Mahoney, the Thunder's vice president of communications/community relations, agreed the team's relationship with the Sports Animal is strong, but he also defended his broadcasters. Thunder play-by-play announcer Brian Davis. Al wouldn't even argue with Jim and said he was wrong and Dusty called Jim's claims 'fake news' and 'garbage'. He even has taken a few shots at radio voice Matt Pinto. “There might have been a couple of times where I might have said something on the air that they weren't happy with and I was told about it,” he said. Next post Here is NewsOK’s answer to Cardboard Jim Traber. Jim … The Sports Animal 98.1FM. Republican... Sports Animal says Jim Traber's attacks on Thunder broadcast crew are ignored by team. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. However, it all almost came to an abrupt end for Traber … • He doesn’t like Regular Jim Traber. After retiring from baseball, he pursued a career in broadcast media. Rewind 10 Seconds. 1 bucket-list sports destination. Dominant Duo 4pm – 5pm (M-F) Jim Traber & Al Eschbach (left) Total Dominance Hour 5pm – 6:00pm (M-F) Jim, Al, Daily Oklahoman sportswriter, Berry Tramel and Dean Blevins. “I've been doing radio for 20 years, and if I think Bob Stoops or Mike Gundy or Eddie Sutton or Scott Brooks, whoever it is, is doing something that I don't like, I'm going to say it.”. Jim Traber; Total Dominance; Al Eschbach; Thunder Basketball; High School Football; Podcasts. That's what he's there for. If you’ve ever listened to Jim Traber on the radio, you’d probably know that his three least favorite people in the world are Roger Clemons, his Ex-Wife and Bob Knight. Next on WWLS The Sports Animal: The Bottom Line with Matt Meyer!Kev... in Noon of Buckeye Grove and Rivals at 11:20, Travis Reier of Bama Online and Tide 100.9 at 11:40, Greg Logan of Newsday at 12, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com and the Plain Dealer at 12:20, plus your calls and tweets! Welcome to the Home of the $999 Listing Fee! Given a choice between watching the FSOK game telecast or the national feed of the same game on TNT or ESPN, viewers have picked FSOK by a big margin. “He means everything to” Oklahoma sportstalk radio, Traber said. That brings us to this year’s rankings for the Mid Market Local Sports Radio Afternoon Shows of 2019. 00:00. For those who are lucky enough to have no clue what I’m talking about in regards to Regular Jim Traber, congratulations! Jim also says he loves working for the Sports Animal because “they let me say whatever the heck I wanna say.”, The Afternoon Sports Beat with "The Ultimate" Jim Traber, Johnnie’s First Time Caller Contest Rules, Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana calls 12-month doping suspension ‘excessive and disproportionate’, Porto defender Nanu suffers spinal cord injury after sickening collision with opposition goalkeeper, All Australian Open players in quarantine test negative as tournament draw is announced. James Joseph Traber (born December 26, 1961) is an American former professional baseball first baseman, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles and in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Kintetsu Buffaloes. Commenting on NewsOK requires a NewsOK Pro or Oklahoman subscription. As a former Arizona Diamondbacks TV analyst, Traber knows what it's like to be a broadcaster paid by the team. Traber is willing to piss on relationships, both personal and professional, to die on this hill. 00:00. Inside Sports 6pm – 8pm (M-F) Al Eschbach featuring Daily Oklahoman sportswriter John Rhode. Bob Barry Jr. “The Sports Animal has been a great partner,” Mahoney said. Following his time in the big league, Jim began his venture into sports radio broadcasting. “Everybody knows how I feel about Brian Davis and Grant Long,” Traber said. On The Sports Animal postgame show, Jim Traber, a former OSU player, called for Mike Gundy to be fired — twice. Traber said he believes Thunder broadcasters are forced to stick with a positive company line, similar to that of the San Antonio Spurs, even in face of major controversy such as Russell Westbrook's tantrum last week when he stormed off the bench after being yanked from the game. Former MLB player and host of the ‘Afternoon Sports Beat’ Jim Traber reveals his secret on how to break in and condition a brand new baseball glove. Jim Traber baseball stats with batting stats, pitching stats and fielding stats, along with uniform numbers, salaries, quotes, career stats and biographical data… 3. That relationship also has produced strong ratings for the Sports Animal — on talk shows, pregame and postgame shows and game broadcasts. Before Mike Steely made his first trip to Augusta National, he considered it his No. “We're very proud of what we do, that's bring the excitement of Thunder basketball to our fans.”. Share. In 1999, he would join the Arizona Diamond Backs Radio Network as an analyst. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) 10-10-2018, 05:16 PM. Traber said he didn't buy Davis' explanation that the team was experimenting with Kevin Martin in a late-game situation instead of playing defensive-whiz Thabo Sefolosha to cover Cavs star Kyrie Irving, who shredded the Thunder for 35 points. “I don't believe a word Brian Davis says. We'll talk Thunder and NBA, OU and OSU hoops, NFL Playoffs, Bama/Ohio State, … Traber set to sign record-setting deal with Sports Animal Grant Long played 15 years in the NBA. Saturdays: Carey Murdoch called Traber Alex Jones and a 'carnival barker'. Matt Pinto has done an excellent job leading the broadcast crew on the radio side. However, the SA made him an offer he couldn't refuse and Traber … Jim Traber Explains How To Break In New Baseball Glove. His career in the great state of Oklahoma is extensive and has helped mold Oklahoma sports … He's also disappointed by the lack of Thunder players appearing on his show. “We look forward to many years of continued partnership with the Thunder.”. It's highly unusual for a sports talk show host on a major league team's flagship radio station to so blatantly rip the team's TV play-by-play announcer. Listen for your chance to score tickets to the upcoming RV Show! I love it when Regular Jim Traber is massively wrong. That choice affects the type of commentary they will receive. “Brian Davis is a first-rate, experienced professional. While incidents such as Westbrook's tantrum and Kevin Durant's technicals get much attention on the national networks, they are noticeably downplayed on FSOK. He says that calling the 2001 World Series was the best moment of his career. “Our entire crew works hard to put on what we think is one of the best shows in the NBA,” he said. Jim Traber said he had been told Barry would be back on the air at the Sports Animal Radio Network by the end of the week. Oklahoma's Sports Address - WWLS. But usually he is a meat head about sports and I do not, as you say, take that seriously at all. Tags: None. Jim was born in Columbus Ohio and spent most of his childhood in Columbia Maryland. Last year, Gary Parrish shot up the ladder to grab the top spot, but this year the honor is heading to Oklahoma City. Previous post Gentle Travels: White Water Bay. But such was the case Monday when Traber dug into Davis, who had discussed the Thunder's loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers that morning on WWLS-FM 98.1/The Sports Animal. However, you can always find Jim at a poker table with a winning hand. Learn More. Right about now Jim Traber is choking on his sand which as he just watched Steelers fumble, … “That to me is just an excuse for a bad coaching move,” Traber said in a phone interview. You could tell Dusty was genuinely pissed about Jim's bullshit. Jim loves to attack Thunder telecast & broadcast crews for being homers; honestly Jim, if I had to listen to the Thunder's own crew belly-ache about the team consistently, I'd tune in to something else--that's just me. Jim would later be inducted into the Oklahoma State Baseball Hall Of Fame. I mean, if Traber was "light heartedly" mocking him, for, say, wearing a condom, scripted or not, I would think that's stupid, too. Jim Traber Shows How To Break In Baseball Glove! In addition to sports radio, Dusty is a college football analyst for ESPN and the “OU Football Expert” for KWTV Channel 9. “The station's relationship with the team has been, and continues to be, extremely healthy.”. Copyright 2020 Cumulus Media / Cumulus Media is an equal opportunity employer / AA, Known as “The Ultimate” by so many, Jim has been on the airwaves of the Sports Animal with his epic rants since the 90’s. Posted on April 3, 2019. He enjoys spending time with his wife Julie and his five children. Jim Traber Afternoon Sports Beat – Weekdays 2-4 Jim is the guy you either love or hate when it comes to the Sports Animal. Following his radio career in Arizona, Jim returned to Oklahoma and rejoined the Sports Animal. … The Animal is also an ESPN Radio affiliate. PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES BRYAN TERRY - THE OKLAHOMAN, Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. Al Eschbach Inside Sports – Weekdays 6-8 Al Eschbach is the pioneer of sports talk in Oklahoma. He hopes to return to his television show, "The Locker Room,” which he co-hosts with Mike Steely, for the season-ending episode at 10:30 p.m. Sunday on KOKH-25. I received a text from my friend who works on our sister station Wild 1049. Listen to the WWLS Sports Animal. We are very proud of the job they do in delivering the game to our fans.”. 00:00. I envy you, and wish you the best in the wars to come. • He’s overworked. Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. Jim Traber finally made it back on the Sports Animal on Tuesday afternoon with barely enough energy to protest the firing of his friend, Oklahoma State basketball coach Sean Sutton. “All you have to do is listen to their broadcasts. Filed Under: Blogs, Sports News, Top Stories, Videos. Fullscreen . In two simulcasts with TNT, FSOK owns a 8.1 to 3.7 advantage. Traber's current contract is set to expire Oct. 31st and he had been courted by the new sports talk station, The Franchise (KRXO). Jim Traber has returned to his usual combative form on the Sports Animal Radio Network, even though he is still hampered after his colon surgery on March 13.Wednesday afternoon, Traber and network colleague Mark Rodgers, also KOCO-5 sports director, got into a heated argument over the OU baseball program and coach Sunny Golloway, which ended with … Join today for only $5 a month. Jim began working for the Sports Animal in 1998. By posting this picture of who we think may be Jim Traber’s ex-wife “” the picture was grabbed from his son’s Facebook Page and she is tagged as […] Barry hosts a 9 a.m. to noon show. It's highly unusual for a sports talk show host on a major league team's flagship radio station to so blatantly rip the team's TV play-by-play announcer. That's what a big-league market is.”. Jim was recruited to play football under Jimmy Johnson and baseball under Gary Ward at Oklahoma State University in 1979. — Jim Traber on his Sports Animal Radio Network show Monday afternoon. But he said, unlike Davis and Long, he mostly had free rein to voice his opinions. Barry, a 1980 OU graduate from Norman, has not returned phone calls to discuss the incident, and management at the Sports Animal and KFOR-4 has declined to comment. He began his career with the Baltimore Orioles in 1982. Jim Traber has an opinion on everything and loves to tell everyone about it. Known as “The Ultimate” by so many, Jim has been on the airwaves of the Sports Animal with his epic rants since the 90’s. This is Jim Traber, afternoon drive-time host on WWLS The Sports Animal 98.1 FM, where he lords over the airways with an authority unequaled in local radio. For baseball, he played the pitcher position at Oklahoma State. The night Jim Traber's wife, Joan, suffered her miscarriage, the husband of a Japanese neighbor drove 40 minutes to the hospital to deliver household items and provide support. They are experts in the game. Republican... Jim Traber with WWLS The Sports Animal live here at RV General Store. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) This week, he attends the Masters for the eighth time. 1 like; Silks. Traber has long complained that Davis and analyst sidekick Grant Long offer few, if any, negative comments about the Thunder's play during game telecasts. “When Russell Westbrook goes off like he did a couple of days ago, if that was in Boston, a week later he would be on the radio and the guys in Boston would say, ‘Hey, Russell, what the heck happened out there?' His major league career would span for five seasons, including two years playing in Japan. 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