Gary Barrett, General Manager

Gary Barrett is the general manager and sales manager at Big Country 97. An Amarillo native, Gary began his radio career in 1968 at KDWT-AM 1400 (now AM 1400 - The River) as an on-air personality. During his thirteen years at KDWT, Gary held the position of on-air personality, program director, production director, news director, music director, traffic director, and account executive.

Gary left KDWT in January of 1981 to become the sales manager at a new 100,000-watt Voice of the Rolling Plains, KVRP 95.5 FM in Haskell. Gary served as the sales manager at KVRP until January 1, 2005, when he also assumed the duties as station manager.

A big NASCAR fan, Gary enjoys watching the races on the weekend. He also likes to watching NFL and college football. For the past several years, he has been recognized as the play-by-play 'voice' of Stamford Bulldog football on AM 1400 - The River, and also handles the play-by-play broadcasts for area high school basketball and baseball games.

Gary is married, and has three children and six grandchildren.


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