John Rhadigan is Rangers' new TV voice

January, 19, 2011
The Rangers will introduce veteran sportscaster John Rhadigan of Fox Sports Southwest as the club's television play-by-play voice this afternoon at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. It's a multi-year deal.

Rhadigan will join Tom Grieve on the broadcast, replacing Josh Lewin.

"John has a strong knowledge of the Rangers through the many years he has covered the club," Rangers president Nolan Ryan said in a release. "He has demonstrated his creativity and personality through the many features he has done with our players. I look forward to watching John and Tom on the telecasts this season."

Rhadigan has been a fixture on FSSW for the last decade, serving as the network's lead anchor for Rangers pregame and postgame shows. He has also co-hosted and contributed to FSSW's weekly magazine show and traveled with the club for features and in-game reports.

The native of Brighton, Mich., came to FSSW from Dallas NBC affiliate KXAS, where he had been a sports reporter and weekend sports anchor since 1990. He is a graduate of Oakland University in Michigan.

Rhadigan will join the Rangers for full-time duties beginning in March.

Lewin, whose contract was not renewed following the 2010 season, had been the Rangers' play-by-play announcer since 2002.
Richard Durrett joined in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.



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