Meet John Rohde - Rohde on Sports 

Graduate of University of Arizona (Tucson, Ariz.)
Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism (May 1982). Minored in Radio/TV and English.
Sports editor and reporter of Arizona Daily Wildcat school paper.

Colorado Springs Sun (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Sports editor and reporter (June 1982 – March 1986)
Covered Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, major colleges and high schools.

Las Vegas Sun (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Sports columnist/beat writer (May 1986 – Jan. 1987)
Reporter for UNLV men’s basketball, professional golf and professional boxing.

The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
Sports columnist/beat writer (Jan. 1987 – July 2013)
Covered multiple teams and events, including OKC Thunder, NBA Finals, Final Four, Masters, U.S. Open, PGA Championship, PGA Tour, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State football, basketball and baseball, Big 12 Conference, all major college sports.

107.7 – The Franchise (Oklahoma City)
Sports talk show (July 2013 – July 2016)
Morning show (5:30-9 a.m.) Monday through Friday, pregame shows for University of Oklahoma football and OKC Thunder, three one-minute daily commentaries, stories/blogs for station’s website.

 

Various achievements

Voted Oklahoma Sportswriter of the Year five times.

Placed first nationally in the 1995 Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA) writing competition with feature story on caddying for Jack Nicklaus.

Won multiple APSE and SPJ awards individually and as a staff at The Oklahoman.

Authored books

“At Home in the Phog” with Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self

“Memories of Mickey Mantle: My Very Best Friend” with Marshall Smith.

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