ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have announced that their television and broadcast teams will return for 2013. Steve Busby remains the play-by-play voice on television with Tom Grieve returning as analyst, while Eric Nadel and Matt Hicks once again team on the Rangers Radio Network. Eleno Ornelas will continue as the lead Spanish broadcaster. Dave Barnett's contract has expired and not renewed. Barnett left the TV broadcasts in the middle of this past season due to personal reasons. Busby moved over from radio to replace him on television and Hicks was brought in from Corpus Christi to join Nadel. Bryan Dolgin, who hosted the pregame and postgame radio shows, will not be returning as well.
This will be Nadel's 35th season as a Rangers broadcaster and he is a finalist for the 2013 National Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting excellence. Grieve returns for his 19th season as television analyst. Nadel will also be the emcee on Saturday for the North Oak Cliff Music Festival. That takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT at Lake Cliff Park in Dallas, with Joe Ely, Alejandro Escovedo and Caroline Wonderland among those scheduled to perform.
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