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Greg Williams

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    April 15, 2013

    Richie Whitt and Greggo Were Fired by 105.3 The Fan Today [Updated]

    Update at 3:41 p.m.: CBS killed the entire show. Whitt's tweet: Yep @1053RAGE = Dead 'n Gone. Fired as a show by CBS today. Maddening. For now I'll just say thanks to all FanFans for their loyal support. Original post: This isn't the first time Greg Williams has abruptly disappeared from the DFW ai ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Greg Williams Is ...

    ​All the sudden it's been four months since Greg Williams launched his radio comeback by landing a gig at 105.3 The Fan alongside yours truly. Since mid-May I've found him to be: *On time. *Thoroughly prepared. *Unequivocally lucid/coherent. *And, well, his old self. He's come a long way fro ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Mayor Leppert is a Fan of The Fan. So There.

    ​Didn't think he'd do it. In fact, I dared him to do it. I'll be damned if he didn't do it. Soon as Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert settled in for his in-studio interview Wednesday on 105.3 The Fan, Greg Williams popped the question: "Hey Mayor," said Greggo, "do you like your gig?" Somehow I stifl ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    BREAKING NEWS: Where's Greggo? New Lineup at 105.3 The Fan

    ​In = Greg Williams Out = Nobody The new lineup for 105.3 The Fan, effective June 1, looks like ...

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    May 12, 2010

    Encore: Greg Williams Back on The Fan Friday

    Greggo hates when I post this photo. Screw him.​Not saying it was great, groundbreaking radio. Not saying you should start trying to put 2 and 2 together. Not saying my radio partner on Tuesday and Wednesday is eternally stone cold straight and beyond another hiccup. What I am say ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Where's Greggo? Hey, He's Right There!

    ​He's baaaaaaaaaaack! Greg Williams. Yes, that one.

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    December 29, 2009

    Where's Greggo? In Wichita Falls. Sorta.

    ​I found Greg Williams. On the radio. Again. Sounding coherent, opionated and refreshingly edgy. Sounding like, well, the Greggo you know and love. "I've had to hook my delay back up," says Williams' new radio partner John Clay Wolfe. "This guy makes me want to cuss." Wolfe, who happens t ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    There's Greggo, One in a Series

    ​Reason No. 239 blog comments are a good thing: On Christmas, Friend of Unfair Park "whiskey a go go" posted a note to the Hawaii Bowl item that said, simply, "Here's a link to greggos show from last week." And, sure enough, one click later there was The Hammer on Wichita Falls AM radio. The archi ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    Richard Hunter: Greggo's Wacko a Product of Prescription Medication Imbalance

      Greg Williams is a recovering addict. Wednesday was one of those bad days. Friday he'll be back on the air with Richard Hunter. Hopefully it will be a good day. "Yesterday he was a little off," Hunter said during his show on Rational Radio 1360 AM moments ago. "But we r ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    There's Greggo, Pt. 492. Does He Like This Gig?

    For some reason, within the span of the last 15 minutes I received a handful of e-mails (and a phone call) from a few strong Friends of Unfair Park that all contained some variation of the following message: Go stream Richard Hunter's Rational Radio show ... right now! So I did, and, hey there, look ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    BREAKING NEWS: Greg Williams, Take III

    Welcome back.If you were surprised by Greg Williams' cameo on with Richard Hunter yesterday afternoon, you haven't been paying attention. The Hammer, sacked by ESPN Radio in May partly because of a couple of wacky nights he blamed on a change in depression medication, will sit in with Bi ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    BREAKING NEWS: Greg Williams Soon to Be Ex-ESPN Radio Host

    Don't have this 100-percent confirmed, but all signs are pointing to Greg Williams being out at 103.3 FM ESPN Radio. Last week I alerted you that Williams sounded incoherent on last Tuesday night's Choppy & Greggo show. He blamed it on a change in anti-depressant medication. But over the we ... More >>

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    May 6, 2009

    Greggo Explains His Wacko

    Let me start off by stating that I only heard the opening minutes of 103.3 FM ESPN's Choppy & Greggo last night. But just in that smidge, Greg Williams sounded, well, incoherent. First he said something about "ChoppyGreggo" and then some garble and then some mumbling and then something abou ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    September 12, 2008

    Three Dots and a Cloud of Dust …

    Sorry, soccer is not available on this afternoon's buffet. Or, really, ever. … I’m going to Eagles-Cowboys Monday night. Anyone interested in reading some live blogging from the game? Would look and feel something like this, but posted in real time. Seems like multiple multi-tasking to both ... More >>

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    September 5, 2008

    Weekend Planner: Get Our Yer Rotten Fruit

    This photo just slays 'em. Slays 'em I tell ya. Couple of, um, interesting(?) goings-on this weekend involving names near and somewhat dear to our lil’ corner of the blogosphere: FRIDAY: Does the name Greg Williams clang a wind chime? I hear that ol’ Hammer – whose new show debuts Mond ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008

    Confirming Your Hammer

    The press release from ESPN Radio, hot off the presses: Arlington, TX – High profile Dallas / Ft. Worth sports-radio personality Greg Williams will join RJ Choppy to co-host 103.3 ESPN Radio’s new evening (7 p.m.-10 p.m.) show beginning September 8. Williams has spent more than two deca ... More >>

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    August 27, 2008
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    August 12, 2008

    Your New Live 105.3 Midday Hosts: Ben & Skin

    Bob and Dan vs. Ben and Skin. Delicious. Another radio industry source tells me just now that Live 105.3 is indeed shifting its midday focus toward sports and former Ticket hosts. But instead of Greg Williams and Mike Fisher, Ben & Skin have landed the gig. Commencing 8.25.08. -- Richie ... More >>

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    August 4, 2008

    Post-Greggo, The Ticket Keeps Ticking

    Better than ever? In this story, The Ticket didn’t seem to really miss their old colleague, Greg Williams. And in the radio ratings for Spring ’08, the station likewise seems as healthy as ever. The Ticket finished No. 1 in Dallas-Fort Worth for their target demographic – men 25-54 ... More >>

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    August 4, 2008

    Where’s Greggo, You Ask?

    Coming to a station near you soon: The Ticket's new head-to-head competition? As his old bunkmates revel in ratings success, Greg Williams is angling to become one of The Ticket’s head-to-head rivals. Though he’s been flirting with a weeknight gig at ESPN Radio for months, Live 105.3 is ... More >>

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    July 16, 2008

    Greg “The Hammer” Williams To Pick Up A Microphone Again For His New Gig: DOMA Presenter

    There Greggo is again! As we told you Monday, the Dallas Observer Music Awards ceremony will feature huge celebrity presenters like Burton “We don’t care how you git here, folks, just git here!” Gilliam, who we surely chose because of his extensive knowledge and support of the Dallas-Fort Wor ... More >>

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    July 14, 2008

    The Greg Williams Aftermath: Live Radio Discussion

    It's official, I'm out of Greg Williams photos. Tune in tomorrow and rip me when I talk to the guy second from the right. We knew The Ticket wouldn’t invite me on, but seems my Greg Williams story is compelling enough for a competing station to discuss it. To that end, I’ll be on Big Dic ... More >>

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    July 11, 2008

    Uncle Barky's Golden Ticket

    There's Greggo. Jeez, Richie, seems Ed Bark really dug your story on Greg Williams: "It may well be the best media piece ever written in this market." Wow. Guess I should read it. Greg Williams did. But, first, who's Greg Williams? --Robert Wilonsky

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    July 7, 2008

    Behind the Scenes: The Making of the Greg Williams Story

    Curtain pulled back in T-Minus 2 days. Local author Jim Dent penned award-winning stories while living a nefarious night life. Channel 8 sports anchor Dale Hansen has been known to have a drink between the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban has admitted to smoking pot in coll ... 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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    June 12, 2008

    Your Weekly (Daily?) Ticket/Ex-Ticket Update

    One's talking. One's making noise about talking again. Sat down with Mike Rhyner a while back for my upcoming (no, really, I swear it is) piece on former partner Greg Williams and stuff. As most of you know, he’s the world’s most stubborn 57-year-old curmudgeon. But when our confab turned t ... More >>

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    May 16, 2008

    Your Weekend Forecast: T.O., Greggo and Lame-O

    Where's Greggo? Would you believe sitting beside Mike Doocy come Sunday night? If you think Terrell Owens was just sooo believable and charming in his sit-com acting debut. If you can’t wait to see Greg Williams again. If you want proof why I became a writer instead of a TV talking head. A ... More >>

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    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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    May 1, 2008

    Richie Opens an Expansion Franchise

    If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? The Dallas Observer sports blog, duh. Right about now, we commence our sports exclusive blog, The Sportatorium. Unfair Park, of course, remains the award-winning trunk of our mighty blogosphere oak, where you’ll still get sportsy whats ... More >>

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    April 7, 2008
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    March 26, 2008

    No, Wait -- There's Greggo!

    This lovely couple was spotted by the missus just moments ago at Destiny's Antiques, near the intersection of Forest and Marsh lanes -- ya know, where the old Park Forest Theater used to stand way, way back when. (Saw Young Doctors in Love and M*A*S*H on a double bill there in the early '80s whilst ... More >>

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    February 8, 2008
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    January 10, 2008
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    December 21, 2007
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    December 20, 2007
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    December 6, 2007
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    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 19, 2007

    For the Special P1 In Your Life

    Courtesy our Friends here, we're reminded that it's never too early to start shopping for holiday gifts for that very special Greg Williams fan on your list. I mean, Hanukkah starts in a couple of weeks, so get to it. Perfect for Festivus, if nothing else -- because, apparently, some of you have gri ... More >>

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    November 14, 2007
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    January 9, 2007
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    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 >>

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    July 21, 2006

    A Kinky Wednesday

    The Man Who Would Be Guv will be on The Ticket Wednesday. So will I. That's a lotta Jews for sports talk radio. If you listen to KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket)--and if you don't, you must, you must--you know that Greg Williams, one half of the 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. show "The Hardline," is hosting the show fo ... More >>

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    March 2, 2006

    Sweet Greggo

    Lots of speculation on the mysterious absence of Greg Williams, one half of The Ticket's "Hardline," the most popular sports talk radio show in town. Seems ol' Hammer has been absent since last Wednesday. His partner, Mike Rhyner, has been extremely vague about the void on the air, and the rumors ar ... More >>

  • News

    January 19, 2006

    Tex-cess

    Everything's bigger in our state, especially the fan fakery

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Sports Talk Show

    The Hardline KTCK-AM 1310, The Ticket

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    September 27, 2001

    Boys to Men

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

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