NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahomans are remembering the man who filled the airwaves for decades.
Mike Treps, the longtime University of Oklahoma radio voice and sports information director, died Tuesday at the age of 81.
Treps served as sports director for WKY-TV (now KFOR-TV) for seven years.
OU announces death of Mike Treps @ age 81. Mike was Spts.Director @ WKY-TV b4 my Dad in the 60's. They teamed on OU f'ball broadcasts 2 #RIP
— Bob Barry, Jr. (@bbjsports) December 24, 2014
Mike Treps contributed significantly to 'The History of Oklahoma Football', which has its TV debut Friday at 10 pm on Fox Sports OK.
— Oklahoma Sooners (@OU_Athletics) December 24, 2014
He began his career at OU in 1972 as the director of media information.
Treps served in that position until he was named sports information director at OU in 1979.
Six years later, Treps became the play-by-play announcer for Sooner football games from 1973-1973, and color analyst from 1979-1991 on an Oklahoma City radio station.
Treps spent 24 seasons as a member of the OU Football radio broadcast team and the voice of Oklahoma Baseball for 17 years.
— Eric Bailey (@EricBaileyTW) December 24, 2014
Mike Treps at OU was tremendous . Listened to his voice many Saturdays with John Brooks. Also, he had famous call – go, Joe!
— Brandon Jacks (@BrandonJacks73) December 24, 2014
A sad day for all of us who will never forget the unmistakable voice and style of the great Mike Treps.
— SoonerSportsNetwork (@OUontheAir) December 24, 2014
Former voice of Sooner Baseball Mike Treps passed yesterday at 81…Press box at LDM is named in his honor. RIP Mike pic.twitter.com/onMxjRRNcz
— Oklahoma Baseball (@OU_Baseball) December 24, 2014
— OU Club of Tulsa (@OUClubofTulsa) December 24, 2014
RIP Mile Treps. I grew up listening to @OU_Football on the radio with my Dad. Great memories
— Jim Cowan (@CowanBrew) December 24, 2014