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    January 23, 2014

    Mike Bacsik's Radio Rebirth

    After Tweeting his way into infamy, former pitcher and sports-talker Mike Bacsik is getting a second chance. Does he deserve one?

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Whitt's End: 5.13.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Went and watched the American professional debut of Cuban defector/Rangers' prospect Leonys Martin last night in Frisco. In a word, wow! With his father and agent in the stands at Dr Pepper ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    BREAKING NEWS: 105.3 The Fan to Talk Sports in the Morning Beginning April 11

    ​Yes, 105.3 The Fan is tweaking again. But this time it's not merely another shuffling of the deck, but more so a commitment to talk sports in the morning. Out at The Fan as of April 8 are long-time radio veterans Jagger and Gregg Henson, to be replaced Monday, April 11, by "New School ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Whitt's End: 3.18.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Couple weeks ago I circled tonight's Mavs-Spurs game at American Airlines Center in anticipation. Now? No biggie. After dropping games it should've won to Memphis, New Orleans and Portland, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    The Texas Rangers Are Better, But Who's Gonna Talk About 'Em?

    ​So now that the Texas Rangers have a hitter (Adrian Beltre) and a pitcher (Brandon Webb), they've got one more important hole to fill this off-season: Television play-by-play voice. Remember just before Game 5 of the ALDS, the Rangers announced they weren't bringing back nine-year veter ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Whitt's End: 10.15.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *There's probably some heart-over-head at work here, but I'm picking Rangers in 7. If Neftali Feliz doesn't blow a save and if the Rangers can avoid letting the Yankees' mystique force a mis ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    Whitt's End: 7.30.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Bengie Molina. Cliff Lee. Jorge Cantu. Considering transactions like these this month, the Texas Rangers should be in bankruptcy every year. *If you remember the NFL back when it was a violen ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    There's Greggo! Richie Too. And They're Talking to Mayor Tom Leppert, Who Likes His Gig.

    Mayor Tom Leppert on 105.3 The Fan with Richie and Greggo yesterday​Richie asked Schutze yesterday what he should ask Mayor Tom Leppert, who appeared Wednesday on the sports programme he hosts with one Greg Williams afternoons on 105.3 The Fan. Schutze's suggestion -- something to do with airport ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Mike Modano: OUR Star Could Become THEIR Star

    ​After saying that he's 75-percent leaning toward not retiring and playing hockey again next season, all-time star of the Dallas Stars Mike Modano is now thinking the unthinkable - putting on the sweater of another team. Mike Modano, Detroit Red Wings? Criiiiiiiiiiinge. It's still a situ ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Whitt's End: 5.14.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *This is why I thought Ron Washington should have been fired on the spot last summer when he first told Texas Rangers' management about his cocaine use: He can't be trusted. Twice in the last two w ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Coming Tuesday: Mystery Radio Guest Host to Talk Sports ... And Stuff

    ​With Newy Scruggs on vacation this week, I'll have some new voices alongside me from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan. Monday: NBC 5's Matt Barrie. Tuesday/Wednesday: You didn't think I'd give it away that easy didja? Some clues? Sure. This voice has been on the TV/radio in this market before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    ESPN Radio Juggles Lineup

    ​In the race for second place - and the challenge of closing the gap on monster 1310 AM The Ticket's gigantic ratings lead - 103.3 FM ESPN is the latest sports talk radio station to re-organize and shuffle its lineup. Months after ridding itself of big-name hosts like Dale Hansen, Greg Willia ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Hammer Time: Greg Williams Needs a Sidekick. Interested?

    Greggo needs a new lil' buddy. Is it you?​Where's Greggo? Well, if you got some radio skills, thick skin and a little desire he could be sitting right next to you. How's that you ask? Think American Idol, spiced with sports. And instead of a trip to Hollywood you win a microphone along ... More >>

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    November 27, 2009

    Whitt's End: 11.27.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *This year's Super Bowl halftime entertainment is The Who. What the what? Springsteen. The Who. Next year at SB XLV in Arlington: Lawrence Welk? Maybe I'm just bothered that 1) The Who sucks. 2)The ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Ben & Skin Back on the Air: 103.3 FM ESPN Starting ... Tonight!

    What I hinted at a month ago (third item) comes to fruition tonight with the return of Ben & Skin to local radio, this time over at 103.3 FM ESPN. The boys - fired by 105.3 The Fan back in July - take over ESPN's weeknight 6-9 p.m. slot, previously held by the likes of Greg Williams and mos ... 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

    November 4, 2009

    Hansen, Revo, Doocy, Hammer? Yeah, About Time for Some Media Minutiae.

    He's baaaaack.​*Dale Hansen on The Ticket: Coulda swore I heard him Monday morning filling in for Craig Miller on 1310 AM. But don't get used to it. Apparently it was a one-off, with Dale returning to his old chair just long enough to fill in for Miller, who spent last weekend running the N ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    This Year's Dallas Video Festival to Pay Tribute to Chuck Morgan. About Damned Time.

    Texas Rangers​During its 22 years of existence, the Dallas Video Festival has paid tribute to a great many pioneers and visionaries, among them Monty Python's Terry Gilliam, Robert Smigel, Paul Reubens, Martin Mull, Mike Judge, Mystery Science Theater 3000's Joel Hodgson and Slam Bang Theater crea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Whitt's End: 8.7.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sunday is the NFL's annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. More importantly, it's the induction of my first Dallas Cowboys hero - Bob Hayes. I'll be watching. For one thing, to see if Luci ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Whitt's End: 7.31.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Been buried in Camp Cowboys all week, but looks like 103.3 FM ESPN needs a new drive-time sidekick alongside Randy Galloway. Brian Estridge is leaving to co-host mornings on WBAP 820 AM with the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Greggo With Richard Hunter: Entertaining. Effed Up. Or Both?

    Bless Greg Williams. The guy, as you know, has a history. Now, alongside Richard Hunter on Rational Radio 1360 AM, he has a second third chance. We've heard him wacko before. Yesterday afternoon ... I dunno - you tell me. He arrived late. Fumbled with his headphones. Gave out The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Media Minutiae: Greggo, Irvin and the Dynasty

    Still numero uno.*May's PPM radio ratings show The Ticket maintaining its dynasty as the No. 1 station among Men 25-54. ESPN Radio and The Fan treaded water, placing 9th and 20th respectively. Status quo. *You could read about the Mavs and ESPN Radio reaching a four-year extens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Whitt's End: 5.15.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Of the Texas Rangers' hot start - they are 20-14 compared to 14-20 last year - the most amazing feat is pitcher Matt Harrison's back-to-back complete games. If you're looking for Nolan Ryan's st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Let Me Ask to Speak with the Sportatorium

    Back when I was just a punk - okay a younger punk - there was this show on Channel 8. Best I can remember, it came on Saturday nights at 6:30 and featured station manager Mike Shapiro answering viewers' questions about programming choices, etc. It was decades ahead of its time in yanking back the cu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Happy Birthday! The Top 10 Things I Miss About The Ticket

    Just because I'm dabbling on 105.3 The Fan doesn't mean I'm going to neglect or be conflicted about my sports media duties. Not at all. In fact, just this morning I was driving the kid to school and listening to "Muse in the News" on 1310 AM The Ticket's Dunham & Miller ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    Greg Williams Muzzled by ESPN Radio’s Hardball

    Ssh! Can you hear Greggo? Me neither. First off, congrats to ESPN Radio for being nominated for a 2008 Marconi Award. Last month in Austin it was honored by the National Association of Broadcasters as one of five finalists for Sports Station of the Year. (Curiously, The Ticket won the award last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Stay Classy, Dallas

    If -- I said if -- you could read this, it would say Cowboys 41, Eagles 37. Promise. *Quarterback Tony Romo: "Straight country western. Good thing we were Clint Eastwood tonight. ... We were lucky enough in the end to come out on top. I had two poor plays obviously that you want back. But this g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    So, Greg Williams, You Say? Hunh. That Name Sounds Vaguely Familiar.

    Morrey Taylor Hammer and his hankie I know Richie mentioned it yesterday, but the official media release just arrived in our in-box, and no better time than now to share it: "Greg Williams to Join 103.3 ESPN." He starts September 8 and will hold down the 7-10 p.m. slot with something called an "RJ ... More >>

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    August 12, 2008

    “Big Dick” to, um, Enlarge

    Careful Romo, next thing you know Jessica might leave you for a syndicated star. Back to sports after this short break for your weekly breaking radio news: Richard “Big Dick” Hunter, host of the always innovative and usually intoxicating Wild Ass Circus on Live 105.3, is going big tim ... More >>

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    July 28, 2008

    Radio Daze Craze

    Obviously you guys get turned on by tuning in. I repeat, I’m not an Ed Bark starter kit attempting to become Dallas’ radio beat reporter. But, then again – in the essence of “the customer is always right” – here’s the latest news that filled my email and voice mail while I was ... More >>

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    July 28, 2008
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    July 24, 2008
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    July 23, 2008

    Sample Hal Samples' Photos From Last Night's Awards Ceremony

    Over on our home page, we've got two slideshows of photos by the great Hal Samples from last night's Dallas Observer Music Awards ceremony at the Best Venue-winning Granada Theater. Part I contains 20 color images, while Part II has a dozen black and white shots. I'll echo music editor Pete Freedm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    Things More Interesting Than The Next Food Network Star: Kidney Stones, Greggo and Jessica Simpson!

    Morrey Taylor He's not the Snake, but, perhaps, Snake Plissken? So sorry, but I just can't bring myself to write about Lisa Garza's ascension to The Final Threeway on The Next Food Network Star; sorry, not that interested in Suze's cassoulet queen, even if she does live a few blocks from the house, ... More >>

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    July 8, 2008


    The greatest current one-on-one battle in all of sports. As a stupid guy once famously said in a super movie, “Sorry I had ta fight in da middle of ya black pantha pawwty,” but I can’t let another day pass without opining on the greatest tennis match I ever did see. (No worries. Anothe ... More >>

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    May 21, 2008
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    February 22, 2008

    Oscar Overhaul

    If nothing else, Jon Stewart certainly ranks as one of Oscar's ... um ... sportsiest hosts. Maybe? At the risk of offending our nationally acclaimed film connoisseur, I poked around a little on all my Internets today and realized I haven’t seen any of the flicks up for Best Picture in this year’ ... More >>

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    January 22, 2008
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    December 20, 2007

    Last Night: Songwriter's Showcase at House of Blues

    Willy Braun's other gig: Reckless Kelly. (Katie Garcia Photography)9th Annual Songwriter's Showcase December 19, 2007 House of Blues Better than: Being at a BAR Association mixer. Last night, country hunk Roger Creager hosted the 9th Annual Songwriter’s Showcase at the House of Blues. Despite th ... More >>

  • Music

    June 21, 2007

    Hardline History

    Gordon Lightfoot and Mike Rhyner form an unlikely bond

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    February 2, 2007

    Super Sunday

    Will Michael Irvin land in the Hall of Fame or crash and burn yet again? Find out tomorrow. Looks like Tom Hicks is buyin', Josh Howard is cryin', and Michael Irvin is tryin'. Couple things here: Can Rangers fans annually complaining about their lack of competitive payroll be excited their owner is ... More >>

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    July 26, 2006

    That's the Ticket

    Sweet Greggo: This is the man with whom I will be spending five hours this afternoon on The Ticket. I could not be more excited. Seriously. Today might prove a lighter-than-usual day on Unfair Park--gotta prep for my afternoon gig, dig? From 3 to 7 p.m. today, I'll be riding shotgun with Greg Willia ... More >>

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    April 7, 2006

    Behind the Music: Courtside

    A few people fell for our Dirk Nowitzki April Fool's prank, including Mike Rhyner and Greg Williams, hosts of "The Hardline" on KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket), but most people didn't. The song did make its way around the Internet, though, which was good enough for us. One blogger called it the single of ... More >>

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    March 22, 2006

    So Far, So Great

    Mike Rhyner is still calling Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells "The New Jersey Con Man." Rhyner's on-air partner, Greg Williams, is bashing Parcells for missing last weekend's earth-shattering press conference to instead attend baseball spring training. And there are at least enough dissenting Terr ... More >>

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    September 21, 2000

    Best Sports Talk Show

    The Hardline/Dunham and Miller

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    July 20, 2000

    Race riot

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

  • Culture

    March 18, 1999

    Talking up The Ticket

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

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    February 11, 1999

    Night & Day

    February 11 - 17, 1999

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    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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