Weekdays starting at 4, Jim Traber and Al Eschbach are joined by Berry Tramel and Dean Blevins
Berry is a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined the Sports Animal in 2003 and since 2008 has been part of The Total Dominance Hour. Berry joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has been a columnist since 1997. He entered journalism with the Norman Transcript in 1978 at the age of 17. Berry is a six-time winner of Oklahoma’s sportswriter of the year award. In 2018, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. Berry was born and raised in Norman. He and his wife, Tricia, have been married since 1980 and live in Norman near their daughter, son-in-law and three granddaughters.
Dean has joined Jim Traber and Al Eschbach for Total Dominance hour for over 2 decades on The Sports Animal. From the early Sports Animal days before covering the Thunder too now, Dean has offered his insight on the radio adding the dominance dynamic to the show. Dean or “Deano” as Al calls him, brings his knowledge and history of Oklahoma sports to Total Dominance. Dean also does some TV work, being the Sports Director of NEWS 9 since 2001. He has 30 years of broadcast experience in the state of Oklahoma. He has two Emmy awards and has been voted Oklahoma sportscaster of the year eight times by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. In high school, Dean earned All-State honors in 1974 in football, basketball, and track. The Oklahoma Coaches Association voted the “Oklahoma High School Athlete of the Year” to Blevins that same year. He also won the “Jim Thorpe Award” which is given to the best athlete in Oklahoma. As a quarterback at the University of Oklahoma, Dean played on national championship teams in 1974 and 1975 and on four Big 8 Championship teams from 1974 to 1977. He also played basketball at OU. In 1975, Dean won the Jay Meyer Award, given to the top scholar athlete at OU. He graduated with a degree in journalism in 1978. Dean has announced college football and basketball games for over 25 years, including 14 years for CBS, ABC, and ESPN. Beginning in 1985, Blevins has hosted coaches TV and radio shows for recognizable figures including Barry Switzer, Bob Stoops, Jerry Jones, and Eddie Sutton. Blevins and his wife, Sarah, reside in Edmond with their son, Carson. Stepsons Chris and Ross are recent graduates from OU.