OAB Hall of Fame
Spanning 50 years in sportscasting, John Brooks has been a true innovator in the production and play-by-play of Oklahoma sports. Starting in 1958, John was the first to host a radio show for OU coach Bud Wilkinson and his list of accomplishments is unparalleled since then.
While best known as the Voice of the University of Oklahoma Sooners from 1974-1991, John was the voice of Oklahoma City Blazers Hockey from 1965-2005. John has also broadcast University of Tulsa football and basketball, Northeastern State University and East Central University football, and Oklahoma City University basketball. John has broadcast over 2900 events and is a six time recipient of Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year. His "Oklahoma Classic Memories" garnered the Coca-Cola/Powerade National Sportscast of the Year in 2000. John has always been known as a leader and a versatile play-by-play sportscaster for virtually every sport on radio and television.
John has also been the Sports Director in Radio at KTOK and in Television at KWTV. Since 1971, his company Sportscast Productions has produced hundreds of award winning sports specials for local and national sporting events.
Through his innovation and talent, John has changed the face of sportscasting. To this day, fans throughout the state pride themselves in their rendition of the most famous call in Oklahoma Sports, the signature phrase of John Brooks—"Geeminy Christmas!"