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Texas State Network
Type Radio network
Country  United States
Availability In Texas through its Radio affiliates
Owner Texas State Networks
Launch date 1938
Official Website tsnradio.com

The Texas State Network is the largest of the 30 state networks in the United States. TSN mainly distributes news and Agriculture business to more than 130 AM and FM radio affiliates across Texas.

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History

The Texas State Network was founded by the Roosevelt Family in 1938 with a dozen stations(many are still affiliates to this day) and has since then served the entire state of Texas.

TSN debuted five weeks after its incorporation date with a broadcast originating from the old Casa Manana in Fort Worth, and featured personalities like Bob Hope and Texas Governor James Allred, along with a 300-voice choir.

The network’s original programming included soap operas such as "Uncle Jeremiah" and "The Adventures of Gary and Jill". As is the case today, most of TSN's early programming was devoted to news and sports. Nearly 30 network announcers, production personnel and control room operators produced "Highlights in the World News" daily.

The first baseball broadcasts on TSN were of the Fort Worth Cats, with announcer Zack Hurt, calling the play-by-play.

Today

TSN studios have moved around over the years including periods where the network broadcast from faclities on John Carpenter Freeway in Dallas and at Ameriquest Field, aka The Ballpark at Arlington, in Arlington, Texas. In summer 2005, the station moved to a fifth floor office at the southwest corner of Fitzhugh and Central Expressway, in Dallas.

Today the focus of TSN is news, sports, business, weather, agriculture and talk programming to more than 100 affiliated radio stations in Texas including the network’s flagship station KRLD which is located at the same facility north of downtown. Seven affiliates that carried TSN's premier broadcast are still presently carrying the network’s programming.

The tradition of sports broadcasts continues into the present as the network is also known as the Texas Rangers Radio Network, uplinking both home and road broadcasts for the Major League Baseball team to affiliates in Texas and in other states.

Services

  • TSN News
  • TSN Agri-Business News

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