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  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Whitt's End: 7.15.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Derek Holland looked unusually sharp from the first pitch last night. Seattle's woeful offensively. I had a feeling, so I Tweetcalled for a no-hitter in the bottom of the 1st. Holland took ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    BREAKING NEWS: Josh Lewin Hired as 105.3 The Fan Juggles Lineup

    ​Well, that didn't take long. Less than a month after his nine-year relationship with the Texas Rangers ended, Josh Lewin has been hired by 105.3 The Fan to host a midday sports talk show. Lewin will debut in the 11 a.m.-2 p.m. time slot Monday, November 1 as The Fan unveils its new lin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Whitt's End: 9.24.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Times like these make me regret that I stopped referring to Wade Phillips as "Stumbledoofus." After missing two crucial field goals in two weeks, David Buehler should be on a short leash and a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Whitt's End: 7.23.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *OK, OK,  I get it. So I write that Dez Bryant almost assuredly wouldn't be signed by Day 1 of Dallas Cowboys' training camp. "Barring an 11th-hour agreement ... " I think I penned. Never wish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Whitt's End: 12.4.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Ho hum, another month of Arbitron PPM ratings and another month of dominance by 1310 AM The Ticket. In the November ratings for the precious Men 25-54 demographic, The Ticket is No. 2 in the Metro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Whitt's End: 11.6.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Haven't received a return call all week from Greg Williams, which is weird if not troubling. Something's up. Maybe he's merely at his vacation condo in Colorado and temporarily out of pocket. Or m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Whitt's End: 10.09.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Ho hum, The Ticket's dynasty rolls on as one of the most dominant entities in sports. In September's Arbitron PPM ratings - I hear, by the way, that only 1,400 meters are used to garner these numb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Whitt's End: 8.14.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Lots of you asking for a breakdown of the latest Arbitron PPM radio ratings for July. Not worth a separate item these days because - yawn - The Ticket's dynasty just rolls on. Dunham & Miller ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    February PPM Rankings: Ticket Dynasty Intact

    Lose a basketball game. Win another ratings period. Ho-hum. With Arbitron's new Portable People Meter (PPMs) ratings, instead of a three-month window we can check out the stats monthly. And what do the PPMs indicate for February? That, just like last month, 1310 AM The Ticket is as strong as ever. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    New Rules. Old Ratings. The Ticket = No. 1.

    Though the challengers to its throne increase as its working margin idles, 1310 AM The Ticket remains the undisputed champeen when it comes to Dallas-Fort Worth sports talk radio. Even as Arbitron has made the switch from manual diaries to portable people meters, The Ticket ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    PPMs: Your 1st-Grader Now Controls Dallas Radio Advertising Dollars

    Way back in Two Thousand and Eight I alerted you that radical radio ratings changes were on the horizon. Well, they're heeere. As of Dec. 31, the data from Arbitron's new Portable People Meters is certified as legit radio currency in Dallas-Fort Worth. Diaries have officially gone the way of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    People No Longer Like The Ticket. People With Portable People Meters, That Is.

    A bump in the road? Or the beginning of the end? Couple months back I forecasted a significant change in the way the radio ratings wind would blow around these parts in the fall. Wow. I had no idea. With Arbitron finally awaking to the digital age and replacing its archaic, manual diarie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    The Hardline One Year Later: Yay or Nay?

    Better than the original? Last Sunday marked the 1-year anniversary of Greg Williams’ departure from The Ticket. On Oct. 12, 2007 – as most of you well know – Williams walked away from a Hardline remote and into a 9-month tailspin that I began chronicling with this and this and climaxed wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    A Little Device Could Have a Major Impact on DFW's Radio Ratings

    The Portable People Meter is listening to everything you listen to. So, like, beware? For years, this is how Arbitron measured radio ratings rather crudely, but also quite simply: Participants, selected at random, would fill out diaries in which they listed what they were listening to and when for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    Radio Daze: Ben-n-Skin v. Hammer

    Back on the air. Back to his old self? Radio is a changin’. Arbitron recently awoke to the digital age and began more accurately deducting ratings via new electronic portable people meters. So instead of humans flippantly filling out diaries with No. 2 pencils, we’ll now get a much more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008

    Greggo or No, The Hard Line = Rock Solid

    Mike and Corby, remaining rigid. Just got my grubby little hands on the Arbitron radio ratings Winter ’08 book and, you know what, I can’t make heads or tails of it. The details, that is. Numbers schnumbers. But this much I can tell you: *KTCK 1310 AM The Ticket is still the Metroplex ... More >>

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    January 22, 2008
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    December 20, 2007
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    October 18, 2007

    Tick ... Tock ... Ticket

    As consistent as a metronome, and slightly more entertaining, KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) again dominates the sports-talk radio landscape in quarterly Arbitron ratings released this morning. Make that: The Ticket dominates the entire local radio landscape. Radio numbers are tricky and can be easily ... More >>

  • Music

    September 14, 2006
  • News

    July 27, 2006

    Don't Touch That Dial

    So we're supposed to maim WRR in order to protect it?

  • News

    June 8, 2006
  • News

    January 5, 2006

    Dead Air

    Rudy V's Quiet Storm goes really quiet after a programming dispute

  • News

    December 23, 2004

    The Newy Factor

    How does someone who calls himself "Newdawg" compete with Dale Hansen? By not being Dale Hansen.

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
  • News

    August 21, 2003

    Brite Idea

    Plus: Cover Up; Sack of Kittens; Net Gains

  • Culture

    June 19, 2003

    What's Left of the Dial

    One nonprofit helped save radio. Sort of. For now.

  • News

    May 29, 2003

    Radio Free Gomer

    Why would Dallas broadcast classical music to rural meth labs?

  • News

    February 27, 2003

    Dancing Across the Border

    Born in Mexico and raised by Celso Pia, sonidero music is taking over Dallas' Latino nightclubs. Is it here to stay?

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Radio Morning Show

    The Morning Team, KKDA-FM (104.5), K104

  • News

    August 8, 2002

    I Wanna Rock!

    How did The Bone shock the Dallas radio world? With market research, double entendres and hair bands.

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Tejano Club

    Tejano West

  • News

    May 11, 2000

    Last call

    Even the return of Kevin McCarthy probably won't save the once-proud KLIF-AM -- er, Big 570

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Love unlimited

    KRNB-FM's Rudy V is the smoothest operator on the air, whether you're a man in trouble or a woman in love

  • Music

    September 9, 1999

    The dead Zone

    The Zone merges into a new format. But does it matter?

  • News

    September 2, 1999


    What's the frequency, Abby?; The buck stops here

  • News

    June 24, 1999

    Put your ears on

    Disney hopes its upstart kids radio network will be more than just a Mickey Mouse effort

  • Music

    February 4, 1999

    Nothing but static

    Broadcast Data Systems listens to the radio so you don't have to

  • News

    October 29, 1998

    Dead air

    KKDA-AM silences the radio voice of black Dallas, but was anyone listening anyway?

  • Music

    September 3, 1998

    Souled out

    After 25 years of Texas' best rock, Q102 bids a tearless farewell

  • News

    June 18, 1998

    Mr. Mellow

    John Wiley Price, the man who once toted a bullhorn in protests outside Mayor Ron Kirk's home, learns that it helps to have friends in high places

  • News

    April 30, 1998

    Air Joyner

    Onetime fly jock Tom Joyner has landed a radio deal with Corporate America that is making him the conscience of the black community

  • Music

    December 18, 1997

    Lex and Terry's wet dream

    Can two transplants from the land of Lynyrd Skynyrd and fart smells find the key to radio fame at Dallas' Q102?

  • News

    September 4, 1997

    Aural Sex

    Holly Mullen meets Dunham and Miller, the radio jocks whose sports talk show leaves Dallas women panting for more

  • News

    February 27, 1997

    Taking Howard Stern seriously

    The last interview you'll ever need to read with radio's greatest, loudest talker--and, just maybe, Hollywood's newest movie star

  • News

    September 19, 1996

    Static Quo

    The City of Dallas could make a fortune from WRR-FM. But powerful friends don't want anything to change at their little radio station.

  • News

    July 18, 1996

    KERA's fading signal

    Richie Meyer prepares to leave behind a struggling public radio station

  • News

    January 11, 1996

    Stop the music

    KERA-FM goes for gab in effort to grab ratings