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Summer of '96: Two homegrown KXAS spots tout weather, sports plusses in idyllic pre-NBC ownership days

"Ever hear of sun dogs?"

A fake farmer asked that question 14 summers ago in a brief spot touting the seemingly more authentic weathercasting skills of Fort Worth-based KXAS-TV's trio of meteorologists. Only David Finfrock remains in play today, with Rebecca Miller at Dallas-based CW33 and Scott Chesner now at KETK-TV in Tyler, TX.

In that same summer of '96, KXAS promised to keep you on top of all sports news with their team of Scott Murray, John Rhadigan, Bill Jones and a fleetingly seen guy who looks like Ric Renner, but might not be. (In fact, it's Terry Briggs, current whereabouts unknown.) Jones is now with D-FW's CBS11, Rhadigan is a longtime anchor for Fox Sports Southwest and Murray, the former lead dog, presides over Dallas-based Murray Media.

Take a look at the way they were: