Michael Dean

Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Michael Dean attended college at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Oklahoma State University, and graduated from Southern Nazarene University. He then spent 20 years in broadcasting. He has won awards for news writing and reporting at radio stations in many regional markets, including Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Wichita, Kansas. Dean served in the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army Reserves, additionally serving with the Armed Forces Desert Network in Operation Desert Storm. He became Public Relations Director of the Oklahoma Historical Society in 2003, just in time to promote the opening of the new Oklahoma History Center and the Oklahoma Centennial in 2007. He and his wife, Phyllis, live in Edmond.

Hall of Fame Inductee

Michael Dean
was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in

Recent Publications


Voice of Bedlam

Bob Barry was chosen as the radio voice of the University of Oklahoma Sooners in 1961 and went on to become the play-by-play announcer for football and basketball at OU for 31 years. He was named Sportscaster of the Year in Oklahoma a record 15 times and was a member of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. He called every Bedlam football game between the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University for a half century.