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This just in: Richie Whitt has landed a permanent gig as Newy Scruggs' sidekick on 105.3 The Fan weekdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Never fear, he will enthusiastically, dutifully continue his full-time work at the Dallas Observer, blogging daily at this here Sportatorium and writing a weekly column and occasional cover story in the print product.

Terms of the deal honestly aren't that much to sneeze at weren't disclosed.

I (sheepishly) pen this blog item for two reasons:

1. If I got beat on this blurb I'd fire myself.

2. Apparently I enjoy being a P1 pinata.

As for The Fan, I'll let Dallas' Only Daily's Barry Horn trumpet the cause for a change ...

The gap, according to Horn, seems to be closing ever so slightly.

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