The year 2022 will be 61years since Texas Rangers was formed. It is also to be noted that during its early years they were called Washington (D.C) Senators. After 1978, the team was relocated to Arlington and the name Rangers was adopted to honor the tough police personnel of Texas.
Broadcasting in sports is a major sector of every team. With broadcasting, the teams and spectators are made aware of the current happenings on the field of play. Broadcasting even goes a long way to fans forming a bit of a connection or love for a particular athlete.
Who are the Texas Rangers TV and Radio Broadcasters 2022?
With the season hoping to start in April, teams and spectators are gearing up for some chills and drills. But even before that, there are some pre-season matches to be played. As we look forward to the upcoming season we also look forward to seeing broadcasters do their thing for the Rangers. Here is a list of Texas Rangers broadcasters for 2022;
Dave Raymond (Television Play-by-play)
Dave Raymond is in his 6th year as the primary play-by-play announcer for the club’s television broadcasts on Bally Sports Southwest. Raymond joined the Rangers in 2016 and has worked on several matches whiles there.
Tom Grieve (Television Color Analyst)
Tom Grieve is in his 28th year as an analyst in the Rangers’ television booth after debuting on Prime Sports broadcasts in 1995. Elected to the Rangers Hall of Fame in 2010, he has been with the Washington/Texas franchise for nearly 53 of his 54 years in professional baseball. This year happens to be last as well since he hopes on retiring after the 2022 season with the Rangers. Truly he has served the club with all his being.
C.J. Nitkowski (Television Color Analyst and Play-by-Play)
C.J. Nitkowski joined the Rangers as a television analyst in 2017. He worked about 105 regular season games in 2021 and did a select number of games as the play-by-play announcer on Bally Sports Southwest. Nitkowski is also an analyst and host for MLB Network Radio on Sirius/XM.
David Murphy (Television Color Analyst)
David Murphy made his debut in the Texas television booth in 2019 and has served in that role for a number of games. In 2021 it was anticipated that the served as an analyst for over 40 games. He has also been a member of the team’s pre and post-game television coverage on Bally Sports Southwest since 2017 and has served as an analyst on select FSSW broadcasts of Frisco RoughRiders home games.
Emily Jones (Field Reporter and Rangers Insider Host)
Emily Jones came in 2021 as the field reporter for the majority of the Texas Rangers home telecasts and a select number of road broadcasts. In addition, she contributes to the bi-weekly Rangers Insider show and other in-season and off-season Rangers programming on Bally Sports Southwest. Jones also makes appearances on behalf of the club and works with Texas’ minor leagues as a media training advisor. Jones has been a part of the Rangers’ television broadcasts since 2007.
Eric Nadel (Radio Play-by-play/Color)
Eric Nadel is in his 27th year as the lead voice on the Texas Rangers radio broadcasts. It marks his 43rd year broadcasting Rangers baseball. Nadel was the first primary voice of the Rangers to be honored with the Frick Award, which was first presented in 1978. Nadel has twice been honored by the Associated Press for best play-by-play in Texas. He was inducted as the 15th member of the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame on August 11, 2012.
Nadel joined the Rangers in 1979 and called games on television and radio in his first three seasons. Beginning in 1982, he began a 13-year run with Mark Holtz as the radio team on WBAP while returning to the television booth for one year in 1984. Nadel became the team’s lead radio voice on KRLD Radio when Holtz moved to television in 1995.
Matt Hicks (Radio Play-by-play/Color)
It’s been a decade since Matt Hicks joined the Texas Rangers radio booth after joining the broadcasts in June 2012. Hicks came to the Rangers from the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Houston Astros Texas League affiliate. He is a former winner of the Radio Broadcaster of the Year Award in El Paso and in 2016 was inducted into the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame.
Jared Sandler (Pre and Postgame Host)
Jared Sandler is in his 8th as the full-time pre and postgame host for the Texas Rangers Radio Network. He also fills in on radio play-by-play for selected Rangers’ games. In addition to his duties with the Rangers, Jared also fulfills various on-air responsibilities with the team’s flagship, 105.3 The FAN, joining the station in March 2015.
Eleno Ornelas (Spanish Radio Play-by-play)
Eleno Ornelas is in his 23rd year as a radio broadcaster for all Rangers Spanish, his 20th as the lead play-by-play announcer. He was presented with the 2014 Golden Microphone Award from the National Association of Mexico Broadcasters, the organization’s highest award. He joined the Rangers organization as a full-time employee in 2003.
Jose Guzman (Spanish Radio Color)
Jose Guzman is the Spanish radio analyst for Rangers’ home games. He makes appearances in the community on behalf of the team. Guzman compiled an 80-74 record in 193 career appearances with the Rangers and Cubs from 1985-93.