Mark Friedman

  • News

    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

    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

    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

    January 21, 2009

    BREAKING NEWS: Mark "Friedo" Friedman Leaves The Ticket

    Long-time Norm Hitzges sidekick and 1310 AM The Ticket assistant program director Mark Friedman confirms this afternoon that he has left the station to take a similar role with rival sports-talk station 103.3 FM ESPN Radio. Friedman will next week begin his new role as ESPN's APD and producer f ... 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

  • Blogs

    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
  • Blogs

    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 >>