Gordon Keith

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    August 21, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    The Ticket's Gordon Keith Is Now the Second Best Newspaper Columnist in the Country

    Non-journalists don't understand how hard it is to be a newspaper columnist. It takes years, sometimes decades, of ink-stained toil in drab newsrooms. One by one, the hacks fall by the wayside; only a select few have the talent and perseverance to be admitted to the pantheon and allowed the privileg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    $350,000 to Kill an Rhino? What's It Worth to Spare It?

    "The last temptation is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason." --T.S. Eliot Many words have flooded the Internet over last weekend's auction by the Dallas Safari Club of a permit that will allow a well-heeled hunter to kill one of the few remaining black rhinoceroses in N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Gordon Keith Makes His Name on the Radio, But He's Making Himself Heard as a Columnist

    In this week's Dallas Observer we profile 30 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Stanton Stephens. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here. Gordon Keith is sitting in a restaurant he'd prefer you not know the name of. It's not ... 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 >>

  • News

    January 31, 2013

    The Ticket's Sean Bass and His Sobering Stance on Driving Drunk

    After surviving the drunken-driving accident that killed his girlfriend, a local sports-talker takes his pain on the air.

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    We're About to Find Out How Much Someone Will Pay for JFK's Ride Back to Love Field

    ​This is the week Barrett-Jackson auctions off the 1964 Cadillac Hearse that transported President John Kennedy from Parkland Memorial Hospital to Love Field. Me, I've got my eye on this sweet '75 Pacer. But the rest of the car world -- or, at least, the 1,200, give or take, who make up the Profes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Yet Again, An Attempt to Sell the Hearse That Took Kennedy From Parkland to Love Field

    Barrett-Jackson​A quick look-see reveals efforts to sell the 1964 Cadillac Hearse that transported President John Kennedy from Parkland Memorial Hospital to Love Field have failed at least once before -- in 2007, when Arrdeen Vaughan, the Alvarado funeral-home owner who'd had it for decades, came ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    One Day Before Winspear Event, Jamie Foxx Cancels Due to Work on Tarantino Movie

    ​The AT&T Performing Arts Center is about to send out a formal release, but long story short: Jamie Foxx isn't coming to the Winspear Opera House tomorrow night after all. The Terrell native was supposed to take part in the Brinker International Forum, for a Q&A hosted by none other than G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    What Are You Thankful For?

    Sitting around the house waiting for Turkey Day to roll around got me to thinking about all the things I'm thankful for. Of course, I'm lucky to have my family and friends and, these days, I am very thankful to have a job. But musically speaking, the Dallas scene has provided many a band, show and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2011

    Fun With Audio, Part 1: Craig Miller, George Dunham Learn How to Pronounce "Mary Suhm"

    ​Two items-for-listening this morning: First up, a by-request; then, Schutze combs through his recordings archives and discovers he's sitting on a JWP best-of.Here, to begin, is a segment that aired on The Ticket Friday morning -- one week after Craig Miller and George Dunham acknowledged that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Liam Roybal, Just Blame Gordon Keith

    ​Yesterday -- thanks to Gordon Keith, thanks to Midwest Sports Fans, thanks to Deadspin, geez -- we met Lil' Ron Washington, otherwise known as Liam Roybal of Keller, poor feller. Turns out, the 7-year-old had no intention whatsoever of going as the Rangers' skipper's Mini-Me for Halloween. He was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    That's the Way Halloween Costumes Go

    ​At the very top of Deadspin at this very moment you'll find the photo of mini-Ron Washington at left, which began with a tweet from one Gordon Keith. I asked Gordon where he got it: "Someone sent it to me," he reports from San Francisco. And then Jerod at Midwest Sports Fans picked it up; then, D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Well, It Is Cycling Weather: An Early Look at Plans For This Year's Cyclesomatic

    ​For those who like to plan ahead (or for those of us who need a few weeks to, oh, I dunno, stop smoking and pump up their tires and generally reconsider several other unhealthy life choices), this heads-up: Bike Friendly Oak Cliff this morning released the details for Cyclesomatic 2010, a four-da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    "Cyber Dissidents" at Dubya Institute, Wrong-Way Tickets and a $100,000 Dare

    Terry Dorsey ... for now​A few news and notes with which to end your red-flag Tuesday:The Bush Institute on the SMU campus today announced its very first "human freedom" event, scheduled for April 19 at the James M. Collins Executive Education Center: The Conference on Cyber Dissidents: Global Suc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Someone at the F.B.I.'s Having Way Too Much Fun Naming Bank Robbers

    Earlier this month, the so-called Billy Mays Bandit robbed a Wells Fargo on S. University in Fort Worth.​This morning's New York Times heralds the debut of the F.B.I.'s Web site featuring the most-wanted bank robbers in New York and New Jersey. Of course, that's old news 'round these here parts: T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    The Great Gordo and the Earnest Hemingways

    This morning, I stumbled across this freshly posted video of The Hemingways performing at the Rhythm Room on August 21, 1991. This gift was bestowed upon the Internet by one Doug Baxter, lead guitarist for the group and, apparently, its chief archivist. But you're no doubt more interested in the bes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Um, About That Whole Tony-Candice Thing

    ​I heard Gordon Keith on The Ticket this morning referencing this "story" concerning Tony Romo's alleged engagement to CW33's Candice Crawford. Apparently, the tale has made the rounds far beyond 1310: "News outlets from across the country and throughout DFW are calling us looking for an answer," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Picture Show: Rhett Miller and The O's at The Granada

    Hal Samples​ Rhett Miller's benefit show in the Cystic Fibrosis Concert Series took the stage at The Granada Saturday night, with The O's opening the night, and Gordon Keith playing host.There's some video of Keith and Miller onstage at the end of the night over on Unfair Park, but for a complete ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Unlikely Pairings, in Photo and on Video, With Which To End Your Monday

    Justin TerveenKeeping Rosa Parks company at the DART West End Station that bears her name​So, how to end a Monday: with a Justin Terveen photo snapped downtown over the weekend, or with Gordon Keith and Rhett Miller performing the WKRP in Cincinnati theme song in a video sent to me by a Friend of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Drew Barrymore Whips It

    All photos by Rachel Parker​Drew Barrymore was an hour late for our interview this morning to talk Whip It, and couldn't have been more apologetic; she got waylaid by "studio business," hence our stunningly in-depth 10-minute chat, ah well. But judging by a comment posted to our heads-up about Bar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Let Me Ask to Speak With the Sportatorium

    Steal from Channel 8's old Let Me Speak To the Manager and The Ticket's old Ask the Hard Line and what do you get? A Tuesday variably recurring time-waster featuring a bunch of people asking questions and one poor schmuck doing all the answering. Q: Who do you consider the most knowledgeab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Radio, Radio: Gordon Keith Gets Into a Fight, While KISS's Billy the Kidd Moves to NYC

    Two radio items of note for those still on the terrestrial side of the dial: This morning 'round 8:45, a Friend of Unfair Park called with the command to turn on The Ticket, pronto, as Gordon Keith was being attacked by nemesis Nestor Aparicio. Didn't make it in time -- but the assault has found its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Gordo vs. Nasty? Everything's a Joke Until the Cops are Called

    Got interrupted from The Ticket's Dunham & Miller this morning by tennis, and phone calls and, well, life. I missed Gordo's wireless microphone bits, which is rare for me. I also, apparently, missed a fight. A landmark nemesis confrontation. A legit skirmish that's getting national pub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Whitt's End: 1.23.09

     *I know I'm in the minority, but I kinda like the Rangers' Alternate 2 uniforms blue. Oops. I seem to have misspoke one word out of turn. In an abundance of caution, let me try it again. I know I'm in the minority, but I kinda like the Rangers' Alernate 2 blue uniforms. See. Silly, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Jerking While Working, or: Swear, Lady, Those Are Just Ants in My Pants!

    Stories like this are why we've opted for the Termibot. Hell of a way to kill bugs. Courtesy Courthouse News Service this morning comes this story out of Plano: Laura Grant is suing Terminex in a McKinney courthouse, claiming that in March of this year a termite inspector named Mark Brackenridge "to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2008

    TV Redux: Hammer Time

    The guy on the right will be the Father's Day guest on Doocy. The guy on the left doesn't give a damn. Apparently, Greg Williams’ recent TV appearance wasn’t as bad as some of you/us thought. At least not according to Fox 4 sports anchorman Mike Doocy and his perfect hair, who has invite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2008

    The Great Gordo’s TV Show: Average Gordo

    Thumbs down to John Mellencamp's new album cover. And Gordon Keith's prime-time TV debut. I’m going to couch this review of Gordon Keith’s prime-time TV performance last night with two pillowy caveats: 1. Gordo is by far the funniest guy on Dallas radio. 2. He’s better than I’d b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    Ed Barks, Tracy Bites Back

    Uncle Barky'd like for us to remind you to clear the calendar Saturday: It's time for the second live-to-hard-drive taping of the Uncle Barky Show at Stratos across the street from Bachman Lake, this time with the ain't-quite-retired Tracy Rowlett of KTVT-Channel 11. Show's at 4 p.m., and from all a ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    Best/Worst Tribute to Tony Romo Ever Set to a Survivor Song

    Moments ago, Gordon Keith of KTCK-AM (The Ticket, 1310) played on the morning show this tribute to Cowboys QB Tony Romo -- if "tribute" is the right word, and I'm pretty sure it's not. "The Search for Romo" was posted yesterday by the user "love4romo," who's surely trying to be funny, right? As in, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2007

    Mike Snyder Asks: "You Want Some of This?" Uh, No Thanks, Mike. Not Now, Not Ever.

    Our pal Gordon Keith sends word there's a far better video of KXAS-Channel 5 anchor Mike Snyder's icky come-on than the one to which we linked yesterday. And how does Gordon know this? Because he's the one who made it available. Oh, and now would be as good a time as any to mention Gordon's new talk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2007

    Beyond the Norm

    He's overdramatic. But also underappreciated. Take it from me and Gordon Keith, he's a big, easy, Polish target. But today -- though it's about a week late -- feels like a good day to praise Norm Hitzges. His football picks are above .500, his NFL Draft board is still legendary, and his weekly radio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2006
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    October 4, 2006

    Mong: "We're Righting the Ship." So, There.

    Bob Mong was on The Ticket this morning. Maybe he had something to do with Buck Showalter's buyout? The Dallas Morning News editor Bob Mong was on, of all places, KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) this morning talking about the future of his newspaper. He didn't say terribly much; surprisingly, morning-sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2006

    Re: Damn the Man

    We now know why The Ticket pulled the confrontation between Norm Hitzges, pictured here, and Gordon Keith. Apparently, it wasn't funny. Yeah? Who says. Apologize for the seven-second delay in getting back to this. But last week I was invaded by e-mail aliens, and then yesterday Terrell Owens almost ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2006
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    September 21, 2006

    Damn The Man

    George Dunham doesn't call Gordon Keith, pictured here, "The Arsonist" for nothing. Ask Norm Hitzges about it. Just don't say anything to The Ticket's new owners. Nuhn-unh. No. So Gordo's giving it to Norm pretty good, and Frito's all riled up, and you can tell there's no script and, man, this is de ... More >>

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Sports-Talk Show

    Pretty much all of 'em on KTCK-AM (1310), The Ticket

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    Boys to Men

    How did the juvenile jokesters at The Ticket respond to real-life terror? Real well.

  • News

    December 28, 2000


    Buzz hacks through the past in search of the cool cats and fools of the year that was

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best Sports Talk Show

    The Hardline/Dunham and Miller

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000
  • News

    July 13, 2000


    What's in a name; Don't let the doorknob hit you; Payment due

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Scene, heard

    Conspiracy theories; Bella Union strikes; a Wreck of a Room; X marks the spot

  • Music

    March 30, 2000

    Scene, heard

    DOMA 2000 (of course), Baboon takes it live; Elliot Smith helps The Toadies; and much, much more

  • News

    March 25, 1999
  • Culture

    March 18, 1999

    Talking up The Ticket

    Or: Why The Fake Johnny Oates is better than the real thing

  • Culture

    September 24, 1998
  • 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

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