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Broadcaster History

Shown here is the complete list of broadcasters the Texas Rangers have had since they moved here for the 1972 season..

Notes

  • 2012 – The team started off with the same team that finished the 2011 season.  However, in June, Dave Barnett had an on air “mishap” on June 18th.  The official reason has never been disclosed, but some think he had a stroke.  Anyway, he was temporarily replaced on TV with Steve Busby from the radio, and Busby was replaced by Brian Dolgin from pre/post game.  However, in late June, they more permanently replaced the second radio broadcast with Matt Hicks, who was working for AA Frisco.  Whether this stays in place beyond 2012 is not yet known.
  • 2011 – John Rhadigan started off the season as the new color guy, replacing Josh Lewin. However, he was fired on May 26th, and was replaced on May 27th with Dave Barnett.
  • 2004/2005 – During some weekend games, Josh was off doing national broadcasts. During those games Bill Land subs for Josh Lewin.  This policy continued on until the end of 2010 with various radio guys subbing for Josh when he was away (Controneo, Rojas, Barnett, etc).  This then in turn prompted a sub on the radio side, which was usually the pre/post game person (Scott Franzke, Steve Busy, Brian Dolgin, etc).
  • 2003 – Bill Land was the sub in 2003
  • 2002 – During Josh’s national broadcasts, Vince Cotroneo filled in for Josh, and Scott Franzke filled in for Vince on the radio.
  • 1997 – Bill Jones replaced Mark Holtz on May 23, 1997 due to Holtz’s illness that later took his life.
  • From 1981 through 1995, there were different TV broadcast teams on the “regular” channels vs the cable broadcasts.  From 1996 onwards, that policy stopped.
1972-2011 Texas Rangers Broadcasters
Year TV 1 TV 2 / 3 Radio 1 Radio 2 / 3 Spanish Radio Cable TV 1 Cable TV 2
2013 Steve Busby Tom Grieve Eric Nadel Matt Hicks Eleno Ornelas / Jerry Romo
2012b Steve Busby Tom Grieve Eric Nadel Matt Hicks Eleno Ornelas / Jerry Romo
2012a Dave Barnett Tom Grieve Eric Nadel Steve Busby / Brian Dolgin Eleno Ornelas / Jerry Romo
2011b Dave Barnett Tom Grieve Eric Nadel Steve Busby / Brian Dolgin Eleno Ornelas / Jerry Romo
2011a John Rhadigan Tom Grieve Eric Nadel Dave Barnett / Busby & Dolgin Eleno Ornelas / Jerry Romo
2010 Josh Lewin Tom Grieve  / Dave Barnett? Eric Nadel Dave Barnett / Busby & Dolgin Eleno Ornelas / Jose Guzman
2009 Josh Lewin Tom Grieve / Dave Barnett? Eric Nadel Dave Barnett / Various Eleno Ornelas / Jose Guzman
2008 Josh Lewin Tom Grieve / Victor Rojas Eric Nadel Victor Rojas / Various Eleno Ornelas / Jose Guzman
2007 Josh Lewin Tom Grieve / Victor Rojas Eric Nadel Victor Rojas / Various Eleno Ornelas / Jose Guzman
2006 Josh Lewin Tom Grieve / Bill Land / Victor Rojas Eric Nadel Victor Rojas Eleno Ornelas / Jose Guzman
2005 Josh Lewin Tom Grieve / Bill Land Eric Nadel Victor Rojas Eleno Ornelas / Jose Guzman
2004 Josh Lewin Tom Grieve / Bill Land Eric Nadel Victor Rojas Eleno Ornelas / Jose Guzman
2003 Josh Lewin Tom Grieve / Bill Land Eric Nadel Vince Cotroneo Edgar Lopez / Eleno Ornelas
2002 Josh Lewin Tom Grieve / Vince Cotroneo Eric Nadel Vince Cotroneo Edgar Lopez / Eleno Ornelas
2001 Bill Jones Tom Grieve Eric Nadel Vince Cotroneo Edgar Lopez / Eleno Ornelas
2000 Bill Jones Tom Grieve Eric Nadel Vince Cotroneo Edgar Lopez / Eleno Ornelas
1999 Bill Jones Tom Grieve Eric Nadel Vince Cotroneo Luis Mayoral
1998 Bill Jones Tom Grieve Eric Nadel Vince Cotroneo Luis Mayoral
1997 Mark Holtz – Bill Jones Tom Grieve Eric Nadel Brad Sham Luis Mayoral
1996 Mark Holtz Tom Grieve Eric Nadel Brad Sham Luis Mayoral
1995 Steve Busby Jim Sundberg Eric Nadel Brad Sham Luis Mayoral Greg Lucas Norm Hitzges
1994 Steve Busby Jim Sundberg Mark Holtz Eric Nadel Luis Mayoral – Mario Diaz Orozco Greg Lucas Norm Hitzges
1993 Steve Busby Jim Sundberg Mark Holtz Eric Nadel Greg Lucas Norm Hitzges
1992 Steve Busby Jim Sundberg Mark Holtz Eric Nadel Greg Lucas Norm Hitzges
1991 Steve Busby Jim Sundberg Mark Holtz Eric Nadel Greg Lucas Norm Hitzges
1990 Steve Busby Jim Sundberg Mark Holtz Eric Nadel Dave Barnett / Brad Sham Greg Lucas / Jim Sundberg
1989 Bob Carpenter Steve Busby Mark Holtz Eric Nadel Merle Harmon Norm Hitzges / Greg Lucas
1988 Bob Carpenter Steve Busby Mark Holtz Eric Nadel Merle Harmon Norm Hitzges / Bob Carpenter
1987 Bob Carpenter Steve Busby Mark Holtz Eric Nadel Merle Harmon Norm Hitzges / Bob Carpenter
1986 Bob Carpenter Steve Busby Mark Holtz Eric Nadel Merle Harmon Norm Hitzges / Bob Carpenter
1985 Phil Stone Fred Patek Mark Holtz Eric Nadel Merle Harmon Steve Busby
1984 Mark Holtz Eric Nadel / Steve Busby Mark Holtz Eric Nadel Merle Harmon Steve Busby
1983 Merle Harmon Steve Busby Mark Holtz Eric Nadel Merle Harmon Steve Busby
1982 Merle Harmon Steve Busby Mark Holtz Eric Nadel Merle Harmon Steve Busby
1981 Mel Proctor Eric Nadel Mel Proctor Bill Merrill – Eric Nadel Mark Holtz Norm Hitzges
1980 Mel Proctor Frank Glieber / Eric Nadel Mel Proctor Bill Merrill – Eric Nadel
1979 Jon Miller Frank Glieber / Eric Nadel Jon Miller Bill Merrill
1978 Jon Miller Frank Glieber Jon Miller Bill Merrill
1977 Dick Risenhoover Tom Vandergriff Dick Risenhoover Bill Merrill
1976 Dick Risenhoover Tom Vandergriff Dick Risenhoover Bill Merrill
1975 Dick Risenhoover Tom Vandergriff Dick Risenhoover Bill Merrill
1974 Dick Risenhoover Jimmy Piersall / Burt Hawkins Dick Risenhoover Bill Merrill
1973 Dick Risenhoover Tom Hedrick Bill Mercer Dick Risenhoover
1972 Bill Mercer Don Drysdale Bill Mercer Don Drysdale