2012 – Bob Carpenter

In 36 years as a play-by-play announcer, host, reporter, writer and anchor, Bob Carpenter has been one of the nation’s busiest sportscasters, from local radio and TV, to regional sports, to the national stage on USA Network and ESPN. He has called thousands of sporting events in more than a dozen sports at every level.

Carpenter is in his 7th year as TV voice of the Washington Nationals and his 29th season as a major league baseball announcer, including stops in the TV booths of the St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, New York Mets and Minnesota Twins. For the last 10 years he has been the TV voice of University of Oklahoma basketball.

Carpenter has won two Emmys for Cardinals baseball, and was nominated for four others in St. Louis, New York and Washington. In 18 years with ESPN, he was a mainstay of their college basketball, football and major league baseball coverage. He has announced numerous NCAA Tournaments and Bowl Games. His work with USA in the ‘80s included hosting the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and Masters Golf, as well as numerous PGA Tour events.

In Tulsa, Carpenter has broadcast Tulsa Oilers baseball, Tulsa Roughnecks soccer, KTUL-TV Channel 8, KRAV-FM 96, and currently appears weekly on 97.1-FM The Sports Animal. An accomplished public speaker, Carpenter has been active with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Tulsa and St. Louis, has emceed functions for the Tulsa Area United Way and Union Schools Education Foundation, and has served as corporate spokesman for several Tulsa and St. Louis corporations. His broadcasting travels have taken him to 48 states, Canada and Japan, but he has called Tulsa home for 36 years.

For the past four years, he and his wife Debbie have hosted the Operation Hope Charity Golf Tournament at Meadowbrook Country Club, a unique event that brings to Tulsa major league baseball players, coaches and managers and other celebrities from various sports with all proceeds going to charity.

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Rotary Club of Tulsa

Happy Friday! As we get started to go into the weekend, let's reminisce on last week when some of our wonderful Rotarians spent their afternoon performing service above self by ringing bells for the Salvation Army! ... See MoreSee Less

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If you like beer then there's a good chance you're familiar with Tom Gilbert and his "What the Ale" beer blog. This Wednesday, Dec. 12th, Tom joins us at our weekly Rotary luncheon.

Hear from the head of the photography department at the Tulsa World, a man who has he been published in The New York Times and is the house photographer at concert venues in Tulsa.

Join us as we learn more about fellow Rotarian and past president of the Will Rogers club, Tom Gilbert.
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Rotary Club of Tulsa

We had a great time at our annual Shop with a Cop event. Thank you to all the volunteers that came together to make the day a great success. Can't wait to do it again next year! In the mean time, here are some pictures from this year's event. ... See MoreSee Less

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On Dec. 6 club members fanned out across the city to ring bells and support the Salvation Army, a Rotary Club of Tulsa tradition since 1935.

At one of the Woodland Hills Mall entrances, Rotarians Bill and Barbara Kogerman had prepped for their role with songs and kid jokes (just ask). The couple recently moved from Southern California and love Tulsa … they joined Rotary, are enjoying grandkids and getting ready to experience their first Oklahoma winter.
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