Radio Broadcasting and Production

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    I Ate Pizza Patrón's Controversial La Chingona Pie, and It Was Definitely Offensive

    A few weeks ago, we told you about Pizza Patrón's latest pizza, a spicy number topped with nearly 100 slices of jalapeño-stuffed pepperoni and then, just to drive things home, finished off with a little diced jalapeño. This pizza was badass, according to its creators. This pizza was La Chingona. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    What to Do When Your Very Personal Art Goes Public

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Online Radio Station Deep Ellum On Air is Trying to Expand

    Independent internet radio station Deep Ellum On-Air prides itself on contributing positively to the entertainment scene now in the music-rich neighborhood, and finds its purpose in supporting local musicians, comedians, and the businesses. This independent internet radio station isn't without its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Eric Nadel is a Rangers Hall of Famer

    The Texas Rangers just confirmed what everybody already knew: Eric Nadel is a bad ass.The team announced at a press conference this afternoon that the longtime radio broadcaster, the voice that has narrated, if not propelled, its climb into Major League Baseball's upper ranks, is the 2012 inductee i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Dave Barnett to Replace John Rhadigan As Texas Rangers' TV Play-by-Play Man

    Dave Barnett​About half an hour ago, Richie posted an item on the Sportatorium: John Rhadigan, hired in January to replace Josh Lewin as the Texas Rangers' TV, play-by-play announcer, is already out. Moments ago, the team confirmed with an Official Statement that follows in full. But long story sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Well, Well, Looks Like They Found a New Tenant For Victory Park: The Ticket!

    ​On the other side is the announcement from Unfair Park's across-the-street neighbor, which is about to scoot to Victory Park. Long story short: Cumulus Media is moving its four local radio stations, including The Ticket and KLIF, into 20,248 square feet of empty next door to the American Airlines ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    BREAKING NEWS: Russ Martin Returns to Radio?

    ​Two radio industry sources say that CBS Radio and Clear Channel Communications are in negotiations on a deal that could bring controversial and wildly popular radio host Russ Martin back to Dallas radio early this summer. The sources indicate that, should an agreement be reach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Rational Radio Set to Exit Airwaves Jan. 1

    Beginning next week, Big Dick and the Rational Radio crew move to the Web. And only the Web.​A little more than a year ago, Dave Clifton, president and co-owner of Rational Radio (1360 on Your AM Dial), told Sam that his left-leaning station would be a success, no doubt about it: "More than half o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2009

    Not Unexpectedly, Citadel, Owner of WBAP and KSCS, Files for Chapter 11

    ​Citadel Broadcasting owns 224 radio stations across the U.S. -- three in Texas, all in Dallas-Fort Worth. They're not unfamiliar brand names: the historic WBAP-AM (News/Talk 820) and KSCS-FM (96.3), which, for a good long while in the 1990s, was the top station in the DFW and, like, WBAP, remains ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    This Just In: Local Radio Sucks.

    Yep. And you said so, according to this 72-page study from a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, which surveyed radio listeners in six markets, including DFW, only to find that they're all dissatisfied with what they're hearing. It's not that hard, folks. Really, it isn't. Just play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Radio Nowhere: Reports Say Clear Channel Due for "Massive Restructuring"

    The Wall Street Journal and The New York Post are reporting today that as early as next week, Clear Channel Communications will "begin implementing a massive restructuring plan that seeks to cut $400 million in costs at the company." Both stories say the layoffs are to begin on Tuesday; says The Pos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    PPMs: Your 1st-Grader Now Controls Dallas Radio Advertising Dollars

    Way back in Two Thousand and Eight I alerted you that radical radio ratings changes were on the horizon. Well, they're heeere. As of Dec. 31, the data from Arbitron's new Portable People Meters is certified as legit radio currency in Dallas-Fort Worth. Diaries have officially gone the way of th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2008

    Yuletide Fiddlin'

    The Light Crust Doughboys ring in the Holidays

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    People No Longer Like The Ticket. People With Portable People Meters, That Is.

    A bump in the road? Or the beginning of the end? Couple months back I forecasted a significant change in the way the radio ratings wind would blow around these parts in the fall. Wow. I had no idea. With Arbitron finally awaking to the digital age and replacing its archaic, manual diarie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    A Little Device Could Have a Major Impact on DFW's Radio Ratings

    The Portable People Meter is listening to everything you listen to. So, like, beware? For years, this is how Arbitron measured radio ratings rather crudely, but also quite simply: Participants, selected at random, would fill out diaries in which they listed what they were listening to and when for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008
  • Music

    July 26, 2007


    Friday, July 27, at the Palladium

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007

    Estamos Cambiando Nombres: ¡Hola, Parque Injusto!

    Look out -- they're "chasing after the young Mexicans pouring into the area"! And by they, of course, I mean the local media outlets about which AdWeek writes this morning, as it dissects the ultra-competitive Spanish-language radio stations, television stations and newspapers in Dallas-Fort Worth v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 31, 2007

    XM's Off a KLIF

    Every time we drive by the old KLIF building -- and former home to the Dallas Observer -- we cry just a little. Some of us likely know we used to call home the former KLIF-AM studios on Commerce Street and Central Expressway, till our former publisher decided, ya know, a sterile Uptown high-rise rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    The Beard is Back!

    Local radio just got a little bit better with the return of Redbeard. When Chancellor Media Corporation abruptly and without warning yanked Q102 off the air in the late summer of 1998, there was a rumor floating about that Redbeard -- the longtime voice and, well, beard of Texas' Best Rock -- would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2007
  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    Hogpig CD release party

    Friday, March 23, at Rubber Gloves, Denton | Saturday, March 24, at the Double Wide

  • Calendar

    November 30, 2006
  • Blogs

    September 18, 2006

    Gimarc Has Another Alternative

    George Gimarc, at far right, used to produce and write a syndicated radio show called Rotten Day with John Lydon. Bet that was a real joy. Because Johnny's so...not rotten. If you grew up in Dallas in the 1970s and '80s, you need no introduction to George Gimarc. On his "Rock and Roll Alternative" S ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 31, 2006

    Flags of Our Fathers

    Remember Iwo Jima at Frontiers of Flight

  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    Do It, Dallas

    Sam signs off

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2006

    Classically Gassed

    WRR used to be play rock music. Now it plays classical music. So we're told. Good luck with all that. So for once the city council shows some sense. Ecstatic lovers of WRR-FM (101.1) started calling me yesterday afternoon the minute a council committee voted against a proposal to sell off the city-o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2006

    Adios, Entravision

    Five local radio stations--four on the FM side of the dial, one from the AM--are being sold after their parent company went and lost $168 million in a single quarter. Yesterday, Santa Monica, California-based Spanish-language broadcasting giant (though now, not so much) Entravision Communications Co ... More >>

  • News

    January 5, 2006

    Oldies but goodies?

    They play like it's 1950, so why shouldn't the Cowboys air on an oldies station?

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Street Heat

    Dallas rap radio is the pits, but saving it would only take two hours a week

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Keith Sweat

    Saturday, September 10, at Majestic Theatre

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Price to Payola

    Dallas radio gets caught making sweet love to Celine DIon

  • Music

    July 15, 2004


    July 19

  • Calendar

    June 17, 2004

    Wild Blue Yonder

    GayBINGO is ready for takeoff

  • Culture

    June 19, 2003

    What's Left of the Dial

    One nonprofit helped save radio. Sort of. For now.

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Tejano Club

    Escapade 2001

  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Radio Active

    With Napster six feet under, the RIAA now wants to hang the Internet DJ

  • Music

    September 27, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Selected songs disappear from the playlists at Clear Channel stations

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    Bad Signal

    When Randy Angle disappeared, he left behind a multimillion-dollar fortune in a two-way radio -- and an ugly secret

  • Dining

    August 12, 1999

    Monument to an ego

    Why is multimillionaire Scott Ginsburg building one of the world's most expensive restaurants in Dallas? Because he can.

  • News

    June 24, 1999

    Put your ears on

    Disney hopes its upstart kids radio network will be more than just a Mickey Mouse effort

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    Radio-Free Garland

    An unlikely suburban airwave pirate lands in the FCC's crosshairs

  • Music

    February 4, 1999

    Nothing but static

    Broadcast Data Systems listens to the radio so you don't have to

  • Music

    September 3, 1998

    Souled out

    After 25 years of Texas' best rock, Q102 bids a tearless farewell

  • News

    April 30, 1998

    Air Joyner

    Onetime fly jock Tom Joyner has landed a radio deal with Corporate America that is making him the conscience of the black community

  • Music

    December 18, 1997

    Lex and Terry's wet dream

    Can two transplants from the land of Lynyrd Skynyrd and fart smells find the key to radio fame at Dallas' Q102?

  • News

    September 19, 1996

    Static Quo

    The City of Dallas could make a fortune from WRR-FM. But powerful friends don't want anything to change at their little radio station.

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