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Mark Rodgers

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Mark has been apart of the Sports Animal family since the late 1990s.

Mark Rodgers grew up in Blackwell Oklahoma and spent his whole life learning all things Oklahoma. He is the guy who is in the know of what’s trending in Oklahoma sports and popular culture. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in political science in 1992, Mark’s journey with Oklahoma sports media was filled with notable landings. He began working for Sports talk 1340 in 1997 and joined WWLS in 1998. Mark also was the sports director at KOCO from 2003-2010. Currently, Mark is a co-publisher for Vype magazine, while also appearing on the coaches’ cabana podcast with Barry Switzer. Mark’s history with WWLS is similar to that of Craig Humphreys, Al Eschbach, Jim Traber, and others who have been there since the beginning. However, Mark has been the more “down-to-earth” guy covering sports for Oklahoma. He’s a reality TV junkie, a dive bar enthusiast, and is always up for any kind of trivia. Mark is the definition of “all things Oklahoma”. However, his passion is sports. When asked what his favorite thing about working for WWLS was. He smiled and said, “I work at a place where I love my job.” He also recalls the moment where he and Craig Humphreys called KeJaun Jones’ game-winning touchdown play during the Jenks versus Union high school football game as his favorite moment of his career.
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Dusty Dvoracek

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Dusty brings knowledge, experience, and a true passion for sports to the Animal.

The DFW native would grow up in Texas, but end up being a sooner and an Oklahoman at heart. Many people know Dusty from his football days, playing at the University of Oklahoma under head coach Bob Stoops. He studied business management while playing on the defensive side for the Sooners from 2001-2005. Dusty has played with a slew of notable athletes; including Jason White, KeJaun Jones, J.D. Runnels, Adrian Peterson just to name a few. Following college, the Chicago Bears in the 2006 NFL draft drafted Dusty. He was selected in the third round at pick number 73. Dusty would play with some great names in the NFL during his time with the Bears. Names like Brian Urlacher, Devin Hester, Cedric Benson, Rex Grossman, Desmond Clark, and others. Dusty would also spend time playing football in the UFL (United Football League) before it was disbanded in 2012. After football, Dusty would return to Oklahoma and begin his career in broadcasting. He would bring his knowledge of the game and his grit to the radio world and change the game in Oklahoma. Dusty started on Sportstalk 1400 before making his way to WWLS in January of 2015. Since then, Dusty has joined ESPN as a college football analyst working in the field and the studio, breaking down the game. When Dusty isn’t talking sports or watching a game, he is spending time outside hiking, biking, and staying active. He also spends time with his family. He’ll catch up on the latest TV series with his wife Lacey. He’ll also hang with his children Jaxson, Hudson, and his daughter Sloan. When asked what the best moment of his broadcasting career is Dusty talked about calling the 2019 Cotton Bowl at AT&T stadium. The game was Penn State versus Memphis with 8 million viewers. Dusty said, “It was cool to have two sacks when I played in the 2002 Cotton Bowl and then to come back later and call the Cotton Bowl as an analyst.” He also went on to say that he loves working for the sports animal and loves working with his co-host Mark Rodgers. He said, “It’s like working for the New York Yankees of sports talk radio.”

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