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KTXA Scraps Local Sports Show

the fan sports showKTXA, the CBS-owned independent station in Dallas, has canceled “The Fan Sports Show,” Dallas media blogger Ed Bark reports. Beginning next week, the station will shift “Inside Edition” to 6:30 p.m. and will air classic Western shows, such as reruns of “Gunsmoke” and “Bonanza,” from 7 to 8 p.m.

“It will create a fun summertime escape for fans of these classic shows,” KTVT-KTXA general manager Gary Schneider told Bark. “And we’ll be introducing them to other viewers for the first time. This is truly timeless television.”

“The Fan Sports Show” is anchored by Bill Jones, with Jane Slater as the regular fill-in. Both of them will remain with KTVT-KTXA, according to Bark.

Earlier this week, KTVT-KTXA sportscaster Steve Dennis parted ways with the stations after being told they were cutting back on sports.

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Dallas Lawyer Sues KTVT-KTXA After His Daytime Show Fails to Provide Business Leads

Dallas personal injury attorney Thomas Corea is suing KTVT-KTXA, as well as CBS, the stations’ owner, because he was unable to generate a satisfactory amount of business leads from his daytime call-in show.

Courthouse News reports that Corea was paying $2,750 to run each 30-minute episode of “Ask the Lawyer with Tom Corea,” which aired Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon on KTXA.  The lawsuit alleges that after a run of initial success last summer, during which the show reportedly had higher ratings than the midday news, KTVT-KTXA failed to adequately promote the program and also failed to transfer a majority of phone calls to the show over to Corea’s call center. Read more

Former KXAS Sportscaster John Rhadigan Hired as Voice of Texas Rangers

John Rhadigan, who spent a decade working as a sportscaster for KXAS in Dallas-Fort Worth, has been chosen to be the new play-by-play voice of the Texas Rangers.

Rhadigan will team with Tom Grieve to call Rangers games on Fox Sports Southwest and KTXA, a CBS-owned independent station that is the over-the-broadcast outlet for the Rangers.

Rhadigan was a fixture on NBC-affiliate KXAS throughout the 90s before moving on to become an anchor for Fox Sports Net, where he’s covered Texas sports, including Rangers baseball.

“Rhadigan’s reputation as an accomplished broadcaster is well known in not only the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex but also in our entire television market,” said Chuck Greenberg, Rangers managing partner and CEO.