Texas Rangers Move Dave Barnett From Radio To TV
May 31, 2011 at 4:15 AM (PT)
TEXAS RANGERS radio voice DAVE BARNETT has been moved to the team's television broadcasts after JOHN RHADIGAN was abruptly dismissed from the TV play-by-play role last THURSDAY. BARNETT, the former ESPN personality, has been calling RANGERS games on the radio as the second play-by-play man with ERIC NADEL; RHADIGAN was in his first season as RANGERS TV announcer after serving as pre-game and post-game host, and will be returning to the pre- and post-game role. Former KANSAS CITY ROYALS pitcher and longtime RANGERS radio pre- and post-gane analyst STEVE BUSBY and radio pre- and post-game host BRYAN DOLGIN will split BARNETT's former radio duties.
"We feel that this restructuring will provide RANGERS fans with quality television and radio broadcasts from a pre-game, in-game, and post-game perspective," RANGERS EVP/Communications JOHN BLAKE said. "We have a group of experienced and knowledgeable broadcasters who should work well in these roles."
RANGERS games air on a network headed by ESPN Sports KESN (103.3 ESPN)/DALLAS. Television broadcasts air on FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST and independent KTXA-TV (TXA-21)/DALLAS.