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Bob Barry, Jr. had been a TV sportscaster in Oklahoma since 1982, primarily at KFOR-TV, where he worked with his father Bob Barry, Sr. The 58-year-old died this weekend in a motorbike crash.


Bob Barry, Jr. — TV and radio sportscaster, father of four, dedicated OK sports fan.
(1956-2015)

Local newscasters, especially sportscasters, can attain a level of affection in their home towns and states that bigger celebrities will never touch. From the online reaction I've seen to the death this weekend of Bob Barry, Jr, better known as BBJ, he was one of those who inspired such affection. He started radio broadcasting in high school in 1973, and kept at it on radio and TV until eventually taking over the position of sports director for KFOR-TV from his father, Bob Barry, Sr. in 1998 (after working alongside him for 16 years). He died this past Saturday after a man (since charged with manslaughter and drug possession) made an illegal u-turn and struck his motor scooter.

Sources: Tulsa World | redditor Laurim