Jeff Catlin

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    November 30, 2010

    Sunday Mornings Won't Be the Same as Mark Elfenbein Leaves Ticket to Join Lewin on Fan

    Elf and Dwight Howard​I've been listening to Mark Elfenbein longer than I care to remember, dating way back to his days as a Bottle Rocket on KERA-FM (90.1) with co-host Steve Shapiro. For the last 17 years, of course, he's been a Sunday-morning staple on The Ticket and co-hosts the Dallas Maveric ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Don't Get GLAAD Mad: A Month After KLIF Host Chris Krok Went After Joel Burns, An "Apology"

    Chris Krok​Fort Worth city council member Joel Burns's "It Gets Better" speech, delivered in front of the city council last month, proved an inspiration to countless picked-on gay kids across the country -- Ellen DeGeneres too. Turns out, there was at least one person who didn't dig it: KLIF's Ch ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    If You've Ever Wanted to Host a Show on The Ticket, Here's Your Big Break. Seriously.

    ​Whilst combing through the Internets for an Unfair Park item, I just came across this job posting: "Host Ticket Top 10 (Full-time) Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket." No kidding? I called Jeff Catlin, operations manager for Cumulus Radio Dallas, to see what the what -- like, did Chris House get fired? ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    Here's That Late-Night Christmas Music Spectacular. But, Wait, There's More to Come.

    ​Finally, Jeff Catlin, program director at The Ticket, just shot me the links to my Christmas-music spectacular-spectacular, which aired during the very wee small hours of Sunday morn. The sucker ran long -- three-plus hours, till 4 in the a.m. -- so it's been broken up into parts one, two and thr ... More >>

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    December 19, 2009

    A Programming Note: At Midnight-Thirty on The Ticket Tonight, a Christmas Spectacular

    ​Bumped into Ticket program director Jeff Catlin last night, and maybe it was the spiked eggnog and rolled mistletoe talking, but somehow I ended up hosting a post-Cowboys-post-game holiday musical spectacular-spectacular that should commence at half past midnightish on 1310 AM tonight. I imagine ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    Radio Will Save the Newspaper Business, as The Ticket and Dallas News Share Content

    ​Several Friends of Unfair Park have e-mailed this morning wondering what a Ticket-Dallas Morning News content-sharing deal, announced this morning, actually means. After all, Jean-Jacques Taylor, Rick Gosselin, Todd Archer, Evan Grant and other sportswriters already appear on the station regularl ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Just Four Months After Going "Quality Rock," Cumulus Is Once More Giving 93.3 a Makeover

    ​Several Friends of Unfair Park -- which is to say, the handful of people still listening to 93.3 Quality Rock -- have e-mailed me this morning wondering what the what is going on on the left side of the FM dial. Because starting at midnight, the fledgling station began broadcasting a schizophreni ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Radio Head: Jeff Catlin Talks About Why Cumulus Buried Its Bone for "Quality Rock"

    Jeff Catlin, operations manager for Cumulus Radio Dallas, says it took all of "five, six weeks, maybe" for station management to decide to drop The Bone and rechristen its classic-rock outlet as "FM93.3 Quality Rock." Says Catlin, The Bone "had needed a face lift for some time" -- because, well, rat ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Corby Davidson Ain't Going Nowhere

    And neither's Mike Rhyner, which you already know if you read Richie's piece last Friday about how "The Hardline" was awful close to moving from KTCK-AM to the recently launched The Fan located at 105.3 on Your FM Dial. Said Rhyner last week, "It was close. Very close. ... [But] in the end game, I j ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys and The Ticket Divorce

    Jeff Catlin just sent Unfair Park a press release proving Richie was right when he predicted the Dallas Cowboys and KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) would be parting ways sooner than later. Officially, the deal was up and into its option phase, and Catlin says the Ticket actually opted out of the deal, no ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    The Ticket Now Seeing Stars

    Tuned into KTCK-AM (1310) this a.m. for its "big station announcement," which, all things considered, was relatively enormous after all: The station is "the new radio flagship home for Dallas Stars hockey for the next five seasons," said morning-show co-host Craig Miller. The deal starts next season ... More >>

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    September 8, 2008

    Pardon, But What New Radio Show?

    Probably should have mentioned this, like, oh, I dunno, Friday maybe? But, yes, I did host a late-night music show on KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) on Saturday night that lasted till the wee small hours of Sunday morning. It's called Till 2, as in: Nothing good ever happens after 2 in the morning, but ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008

    Greggo After The Show: A’s For Your Q’s

    Guess 6,500 words weren't enough. Damn. From the Dept. of Be Careful What You Ask For: Holy Crap! I’ll try to address them in order posted but, dude, no way I get to all them in one sitting: *CORBY: I left two messages on his work phone, one on his cell and sent a request through our ... More >>

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    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 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 10, 2008
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    November 26, 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 9, 2007
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    October 19, 2007
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    July 19, 2007

    The Fab Fifty

    Or, half a hundred folks with way better seats than you

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    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 >>