Corby Davidson

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    The Old 97's Played an Impromptu Set at Twilite Lounge Last Night for Rhett Miller's Birthday

    This one might've gotten you by last night. It nearly got by us. Thursday night at Twilite Lounge is normally the territory for Good Luck Karaoke, but last night the routine got put on hold and singer-songwriter Madison King played a show instead. Oh, and it was also Rhett Miller's birthday. Which ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    The Hardline's "Fun With Country Music" is a Brilliant Skewer of Bro-Country Lyrics

    For music writers, it seems like there has never been a lower-hanging fruit than the ascension of bro-country into the mainstream. Acts like Florida Georgia Line are getting near-equal airtime on pop and country radio while selling millions of records. What's worse, they're also influencing a class ... More >>

  • News

    August 21, 2014
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    September 3, 2013

    The State Fair's 2013 Big Tex Choice Awards Were Sad, So Let's Please Change Them

    I love the State Fair of Texas. I also love fried things. Which means I have a deep, undying love for the Big Tex Choice Awards. And for the last few years, I've been so excited to go to the competition to get a chance to try all the new fried ridiculousness. This year was different. None of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    White Rock Local Market Cooked Up Funds for New Community Garden Last Weekend

    Last weekend the White Rock Local Market held its third annual Chili Cook-off. The judges for the event included BBQ Snob Daniel Vaughn, The Ticket's Corby Davidson and Matt Tobin of Goodfriends. Jason Dreubert made a cabrito rojo chili, which won for best spicy chili and people's choice award. Tea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    White Rock Local Market Hosts 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off Saturday, April 27.

    The White Rock Local Market has gotten off to a robust start this spring. Every year the size, selection and general merriment grows for the "Only Growers, Only Makers, Only Local," market. And that makes us happy. In a few weekends, Saturday, April 27 to be exact, the market will hold the 3rd Annua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2013

    How a Sports Talk Station May Also Be the Best For Music Fans: A Report From Ticketstock

    There is one radio station in DFW that takes the time to play an interesting mix of music every day. This same station also takes the opportunity to discuss and explore music in ways that all the other stations are sorely lacking. The thing is, this station just so happens to be the area's number on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Listen: Danny Balis Talks The Night The King Bucks Backed Wanda Jackson for The Ticket

    Perhaps, back on Monday, you caught my recap of last Saturday night's Wanda Jackson show at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff? Yeah, y'know, the one I referred to as "a once-in-a-lifetime offering"? Uh-huh. That one.Well, now, courtesy of the folks over at KTCK-1310 AM The Ticket, and the lads on the ... 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

    May 1, 2010

    Sportatorium: Happy Birthday To ... Us!

    ​I'm like you, I didn't know if this thing would make it two weeks. But, whatdya know, all the sudden it's been two years. Seems like just yesterday we launched this lil' corner of the blogosphere. After 730 days, 1,370 items and more than 20,500 comments we've survived to our second bir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Mike Bacsik: Wrong, But Did He Deserve To Be Fired?

    ​I'm not just saying this because he's in sports talk radio and a fellow Duncanville High School alum, but I feel horrible about The Ticket's suspension firing of Mike Bacsik. His crime: TWI. Tweeting While Intoxicated. Was what he said racist and offensive? Absolutely. In this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Chris Arnold: Ya Nevuh Know

    ​I've only been in radio for 16 months, but there's one word that keeps flowing from my lips when people ask me how I like the industry: Volatile. Seems every week day there's a lineup shuffle or personnel switcheroo at some Dallas station. Over the weekend was no different, as legendar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Whitt's End: 5.22.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *You'll have to savor this offering like a cow with its cud, because this morning I'm headed out to the Byron Nelson to chug margaritas and chase girls in The Pavilion watch golf and conduct research ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Girls 61, Boys 44

    One player wore low-top running shoes and - duh - sprained his ankle. A guy in only a diaper was escorted out by security. And, in the end, the teen-aged girls reduced the middle-aged men to a hapless puddle of fart-and-fall-down. In other words, The Ticket's game against a group of Lake H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    BREAKING UN-NEWS: Mike Rhyner and The Hardline Staying at The Ticket

    After months of flirting with 105.3 The Fan and coming this close to leaving the phenomenally successful station he almost single-handedly launched 15 years ago, Mike Rhyner tonight reached an 11th-hour contract agreement with Cumulus Media that will keep him at 1310 AM The Ticket for the fores ... 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

    July 29, 2008

    Welcome to Training Camp. Er, Paradise

    Terence Newman has a groin injury. I have a really crappy camera. I’ve received lots of suggestions on what you guys wanna know about Cowboys’ camp – How’s Felix Jones look? Can Zach Thomas still play? What’s up with Jerry’s hat? – so the best way to attack this thing is by diving ... More >>

  • News

    July 3, 2008

    The Hard Lie

    How former Ticket host Greg Williams destroyed the most dynamic duo in Dallas talk radio through drugs, deceit and disaffection

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    May 9, 2008
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    April 29, 2008
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    March 17, 2008

    Josh Hamilton Speaks

    Josh Hamilton, with his last stop before Arlington Josh Hamilton, among your newer Texas Rangers, was huzzahed this a.m. in Dallas' Only Daily -- appropriate, given that the oft-suspended, formerly addicted outfielder who once wore Cincinnati red is batting .600 during spring training. Evan Grant's ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008
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    December 21, 2007
  • News

    November 22, 2007

    Greg Williams 'Hammers' The Ticket

    Detoured again by drugs, Greg Williams and The Ticket face a bump in the road

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    November 2, 2007
  • Music

    June 21, 2007

    Hardline History

    Gordon Lightfoot and Mike Rhyner form an unlikely bond

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2006

    Wherein Corby Davidson Goes to the Cotton Bowl and Takes a Wee-Wee

    This isn't quite what the "secret" bathroom at the Cotton Bowl looks like, but to Corby on Saturday, well, it kinda looked just like this. Really, this is news you can actually use, actually. Yesterday on KTCK-AM's (1310, The Ticket) afternoon-drive show "The Hardline," co-co-host Corby Davidson rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2006

    It's "Hardline" Out Here for a Wimp

    Mike Rhyner, left, returns to host "The Hardline" with Greg Williams today. But Greggo all by his lonesome? Not bad, buddy. Not bad at all. Of my experience yesterday co-hosting "The Hardline" on KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) with the mighty Greg Williams, let me say this: Radio is hard. Very, very har ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2006

    Violence in the Village

    We took this bloody photo from The Ticket's Web site, where there are dozens more photos available from last night's Fight Night. The men and women who duked it out at last night's KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket)'s Fight Night didn't do it for charity. No noble cause loomed over the six boxing matches (a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2006

    Diesel Does Dallas

    One of these guys will not be playing in the NBA Finals beginning Thursday. That is so awesome. The good news: After 26 long years your Dallas Mavericks are in the NBA Finals. The bad news: Shaquille O'Neal is coming to town. Whether it's been dunking on Shawn Bradley, mocking Erick Dampier, flirtin ... More >>

  • Music

    March 10, 2005

    Head Full of Beer

    The Slobberbone chronicles: An oral history

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Sports Talk Show

    The Hardline KTCK-AM 1310, The Ticket

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    Misty Watercolored Memories

    The Dallas Observer Music Awards, remembered. Kind of.

  • Culture

    July 20, 2000

    Race riot

    Hosts at The Ticket say it's only a game when they play the race card

  • News

    November 25, 1999


    Now you don't see it...Rumor patrol; Signing off; Flicked up; Study hall; Wyoming, we think