Ted Nichols-Payne, a longtime Texas Rangers radio network engineer, died after collapsing outside a ballpark

Ted Nichols-Payne, a longtime Texas Rangers radio network engineer, died after collapsing outside a ballpark

ARLINGTON, Texas – Texas Rangers radio network engineer Ted Nichols-Payne collapsed in the parking lot of Globe Life Field nearly 30 years before Sunday’s game against Minnesota and died in hospital. He was 56 years old.

Nichols-Payne worked at Audacity in Dallas for 31 years and formerly at a company called CBS Radio. He was the primary engineer and technical director of Rangers radio broadcasts from 1995-2010, first on KRLD-AM and then on 105.3 The FAN. They repeated that role in 2015 when the Rangers returned to English Radio rights at 105.3.

“Ted’s dedication and attention to detail made him an expert engineer who provided excellent technical quality for our broadcasts,” said Rangers spokesman John Blake.

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