Jody Dean Returns as Host & Emcee for Fourth Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship

It’s official! Jody Dean, long-time host of 98.7 FM KLUV morning drive program and BBQ aficionado, will return as the host and emcee of the Fourth Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship. Jody’s familiar voice will be heard throughout the event as he heads up the celebrity judging panel and serves as host for our eating contests between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 28th.  Mr. Dean is returning to the event for the fourth year in a row.

A Fort Worth native, Dean has been on the air or behind the scenes in Metroplex radio or television since 1980. Among his many credits, he has been the main public address announcer for Dallas Cowboys home games, held down the anchor desk on CBS 11, and currently can be heard Monday through Friday as the morning show lead on 98.7 KLUV along with his morning team. For his numerous achievements, Dean was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2006. He has also won an Emmy, and been named “Best Talk Show Host” by the Dallas Business Journal. Dean is the author of “Finding God in the Evening News: A Broadcast Journalist Looks Beyond The Headlines” and is a frequent motivational and inspirational speaker.

The Fourth Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship is sponsored by the Men’s Club of Congregation Beth Torah ( and will be conducted under the supervision of Dallas Kosher ( and the world-renowned Kansas City Barbeque Society ( Teams from Texas and beyond will compete for cash and prizes in the parking lot at Sunnyland Patio Furniture (, at the intersection of Spring Valley and Coit Roads. Admission and parking are free. Food will be available for purchase.

Proceeds raised by the event will benefit the programs and initiatives of Congregation Beth Torah’s Men’s Club as well as its charity recipient, CHAI (Community Homes for Adults, Inc., (

You can help sponsor the food and fun-filled 2018 event or sign up your BBQ team to compete. For details on team registration, or for additional information about The Fourth Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship, visit us at

Posted March 16, 2018 in: News by bbqadmin

Comments are closed.