About Jim


Jim Traber

Jim Traber 

I was born December 26, 1961 in Columbus Ohio, but I consider my home to be Columbia, Maryland. My family moved there when I was 7. Graduated from Wilde Lake High School in 1979 and went on a football scholarship to Oklahoma State University under Jimmy Johnson and Dave Waanstedt. I also played baseball for Gary Ward and proud to say we went to the College World Series two years in a row.  I feel honored that I was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in the first year of its existence.


After my junior year I signed with the Baltimore Orioles and played parts of five years in the major leagues. After two years in Japan and one in Mexico I retired from baseball, came back to Oklahoma and began a new career in radio. I cut my teeth at WWLS learning from the great Al Eschbach and it’s been a wild ride!


I’ve done national radio with ESPN and was the color voice for the Arizona Diamondbacks television broadcast for three years (2001 – 2003). I was actually able to call the World Series between the D-backs and the Yankees and even got a World Series ring. It was an unbelievable experience, but I’m happy to be back in Oklahoma full time.


Many of you have heard my wife, Julie, on the air with me and hear stories about children and dogs.  My whole life revolves around my family, so I sure hope you enjoy hearing about the latest episodes in the Traber household.