Jeff Catlin just sent Unfair Park a press release proving Richie was right when he predicted the Dallas Cowboys and KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) would be parting ways sooner than later. Officially, the deal was up and into its option phase, and Catlin says the Ticket actually opted out of the deal, not the Cowboys. The station, which just announced a five-year deal to broadcast the Dallas Stars, was three years into its contact with Jerry Jones's team.
Catlin won't be specific and says the release speaks for itself, but sources have indicated that the situation wasn't one Cumulus management considered economically favorable. More to come, soon as we get hold of Fake Jerry. Till then, I've got a call into Cowboys spokesman Brett Daniels.
Update: Cowboys public relations director Rich Dalrymple tells Unfair Park this afternoon that the team's got nothing to add to The Ticket's announcement: "We're not making a public comment today." But sources indicate that Richie was right in October when he wrote that the Cowboys may indeed be headed back to KRLD-AM (1080), along with one of CBS Radio's FM sisters in the market, which would include the likes of the recently launched 105.3 The Fan.
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SPORTSRADIO 1310 THE TICKET AND DALLAS COWBOYS END MEDIA PARTNERSHIP
Dallas - Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket-KTCK/93.3 The Bone-KDBN and the Dallas Cowboys announced today that they have ended their three-year partnership to carry the team's play by play broadcasts.
The agreement began in 2006 and has been a success for both parties. Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket will continue their award winning coverage of the Cowboys on and off the field.
"This was a successful partnership for Cumulus over the past three seasons, and we look forward to continuing to work with the Cowboys in the future outside of their play by play broadcasts." said The Ticket Vice President and Market Manager Dan Bennett.
On January 16th, 2009 The Ticket and The Dallas Stars announced a new 5 year broadcast right agreement that begins with the 2009/2010 season.
Sportsradio 1310 the Ticket, a live and local sports-talk station located in Dallas, Texas, guarantees big name guests and breaking sports news first. The Ticket can be found on the dial at 1310am and 104.1fm (as well as 1700 AM and 99.5-2 HD). 93.3 The Bone has been on the air since January of 2002 and in addition to providing the metroplex with great rock we are also committed to community involvement that is entertaining and informative.