• Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    The 10 Best Punk Rock Movies

    Punk rock has been a part of cinema ever since the music was created in places like Los Angeles, New York and London in the mid to late '70s. Aside from the music, either live or on record, the big screen provided another medium to convey what punk truly stands for: not giving a fuck what anyone els ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Why KERA's Jeff Whittington Took a Break From Music, and Why He Came Back

    Jeff Whittington does not work on the most musically inclined part of your radio dial. Yet the executive producer of KERA's Think with Krys Boyd and host of the long running Anything You Ever Wanted to Know, a concept started by the late Glenn Mitchell with whom Whittington worked as a producer for ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 16, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Willis Johnson and KKDA Were Booted Off the Air Yesterday to Make Way for a Korean Radio Station

    The writing's been on the wall, one supposes, since KKDA-AM, a.k.a. Soul 73, abruptly laid off Bobby Patterson and most of the rest of its on-air staff, but the terse announcement posted to the station's website yesterday still comes as a shock: "Soul 730 KKDA is no longer broadcasting on the radio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Indie-Verse's Eric Landrum: "I Would Put on My Grandfather's Loafers and Moonwalk on Their Stoop"

    Eric Landrum has sacrificed a lot as a music fan working in radio promotions, but what's really kept him on the clock is his passion. No matter what kind of laminate or credentials Landrum has scored over the years working live broadcasts at concerts or meet-and-greets with national touring artists, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Mark Davis Says "Today is the First Day of Talk Radio." Ain't That the Truth.

    Not long after the networks started calling Ohio for Obama last night, but before Karl Rove tried to convince himself that Cleveland and Cincinnati were going to miraculously turn the state red, Mark Davis, the local conservative talk-radio host and Morning News contributor, dispatched the Tweet you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Westboro Baptist Will Protest Glenn Beck's Rally, and the World Will Fold in on Itself

    We're still not certain what Glenn Beck means when he says he'll be "Restoring Love" at Cowboys Stadium on July 28. Truth be told, we're a bit terrified to find out, which is yet another reasons Unfair Park will steer well clear of Arlington on Saturday. (Editor's note: Actually, Eric, we're plannin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Edie Brickell: "I Worked The Booth At The Granada Theater. I Was In That Booth All By Myself and Daydreamed When I Wasn't Working."

    Edie Brickell might not live in Dallas anymore, but she still thinks very fondly of her roots here. Her latest project is The Gaddabouts, a supergroup featuring session musician legends like drummer Steve Gadd and bassist Pino Palladino, and they released the double-disc set Look Out Now! last week. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    A Season (Or So) After Getting Booted From Rangers' Booth, Lewin's Now a Voice of the Mets

    ​Just dialed into Josh & Elf on The Fan (or, as they're billing it this a.m., "Two Jews and the Flu") to see if there'd be any mention of this morning's news out of New York, where Josh Lewin's been named to the New York Mets' radio broadcast team. But, nope, nothing so far; Mavs head coach Ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    "Concerned About Our Republic For Years Now," Janine Turner Lands KLIF Talk Show

    ​Since Janine Turner didn't get that spot on the next-gen Dallas reboot for TNT, she's turned her attention elsewhere -- late-night weekend AM radio. Had no idea. But, sure enough: The former Northern Exposure star with the ranch outside of town launched her right-wing radio hour last Saturday fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Tom Leppert Among Republicans Urging Congress to Withdraw NPR's Funding

    Who knew Leppert was so savvy with hashtags?​A couple hours after U.S. Senate candidate Tom Leppert tweeted what you see above, we contacted Leppert spokesman Shawn McCoy to find out why the former mayor supports eliminating public funding for National Public Radio. He said he'd talk to him an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Rangers: Beginning Next Season, Games'll Be Broadcast on 103.3 ESPN (and KSKY)

    ​Richie hinted at this earlier, but the Texas Rangers just made it official: Beginning next season, Eric Nadel and Dave Barnett will be heard on ESPN's local radio affiliate, which I believe is located at 103.3 on your FM dial. The official release follows, but note: Some games will actually wind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    For The Second Time, A Sarah Jaffe Song Is Named National Public Radio's Song of the Day

    Melanie GomezSarah Jaffe​There's no such thing as too much publicity--and these days, Sarah Jaffe, who later this week kicks off her gig as the tour opener for Lou Barlow, is getting plenty. And the hits just keep coming: Today, in the wake of mentions in Magnet, Paste and elsewhere (including a f ... 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

    September 16, 2009

    It's Official: KERA's All-Music Station, KXT, Will Make Noise Starting November 9

    ​At last: KERA just sent word that its announced-in-June all-music radio station, now known as KKXT-FM (91.7), will officially makes its bow November 9 at 7 a.m. Also announced this morning were the nationally syndicated programs KXT, as it'll be known, will air: Acoustic Café, American Routes, M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2009

    In Rockwall, Gov. Rick Perry Spills Some Tea

    National Public Radio's Wade Goodwyn headed out to Southfork Ranch yesterday for America's Tea Party -- alas, no Janeane Garofalo, though. Or Rick Perry either, though the governor did put in an appearance at a tea party out in Rockwall (hope he had time to grab a bite at the Culpepper Steak House). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    Note to Self: Take in a Trinity Trojans Game Before Entire National Media Does

    A Friend of Unfair Park sends word that The New York Times was a few days late in getting to the Trinity Trojans, as National Public Radio ran a lengthy piece on the Texas-to-Tonga connection Saturday, matter of fact. Oh, and something like half a million folks have watched the pre-game haka above s ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 17, 2008

    The Dirt Doctor

    How radio show host Howard Garrett pushed Dallas to the center of the organic gardening movement through passion, principle and molasses

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    Shawn Williams Is, As Always, Good For Listening on National Public Radio

    Last night I took a shower with Shawn Williams of Dallas South -- no, wait, that did not come out right. Let me rephrase: Last night at 9, KERA-FM (90.1) got around to airing Wednesday's episode of National Public Radio's News & Notes, during which Williams joined host Farai Chideya and other blogge ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008

    Good Radio?

    Indie rock finds a new home in Dallas' cluttered corporate radio landscape

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2008


    The li'l sidekick gets his own show

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008
  • News

    August 16, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 5, 2007

    Re: NPR Knows What's Buggin' Dallas

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy noticed our item about National Public Radio's story concerning Dallas' mosquito problem. And he takes issue with the story's theory that the giant salt-water-bred pests we're seeing about town stem from the salt-water lakes created by Barnett Shale dri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2007
  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    TV on the Radio, Noisettes

    Wednesday, April 4, at the Granada Theater

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2007

    The Paper Chase to Appear on NPR; Promises to Speak in Dull Monotone And Beg for Money

    Used to be it was Garrison Keillor whistlin' Dixie Chicks (the original, Sweethearts of the Rodeo version) on A Prairie Home Companion; thank God those days are over. On Saturday, National Public Radio's live-music series will feature Friday Night Lights favorites Explosions in the Sky, with Dallas' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2007

    Air America Talks Bush Library. Wait...Air America?

    I haven't listened to it yet -- really, who has the time? -- but yesterday on Air America's Sunday-evening show "State of Belief," Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy had as one of his guests Rev. Andrew J. Weaver. Who he? Weaver's a United Methodist pastor, a 1978 graduate of SMU's Perkins School of Theology ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2006

    All-Star Balloting

    Midlake's up for three PLUG Independent Music Awards. Ain't no Grammy, but better than a kick in the stomach. To be honest, we were pretty unfamiliar with the PLUG Independent Music Awards till we noticed two locals on the ballot: our fave soft-rock band Midlake and our fave local music blogger Gor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2006
  • News

    May 4, 2006
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2006

    Hansen: Still Unplugged

    Don't tug on Superman's cape. Don't spit into the wind. And, unless you have an hour and a backup notebook or two, don't call Dale Hansen for a quick comment. In the wake of the Dallas Cowboys' move to KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket), I got tons...fine, 12 e-mails from readers inquiring if the WFAA-Chann ... 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?

  • News

    November 24, 2005

    Glenn Mitchell, 1950-2005

    Mourning our favorite radio talker

  • Dining

    August 11, 2005

    Pizza the Pie

    New Romano/Palladino venture slated for November

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2004

    White Hot

    Don't be a hater; Russ Martin is a nice guy

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Right Hear

    Joe Pernice is one of the best songwriters around. Start paying attention.

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    Toot, Toot

    Dallas businessman lends a helping hand

  • News

    January 24, 2002

    Radio Haze

    Rick Day's plans for a pro-pot radio show evaporate

  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    Small World

    Radio Disney feeds the new pop underground with music for tweens

  • Music

    September 27, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Selected songs disappear from the playlists at Clear Channel stations

  • 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.

  • Music

    June 10, 1999

    The keys of time

    Red Garland played with legends and then became one. So why is he barely known in his hometown?

  • Music

    April 29, 1999
  • Music

    March 11, 1999

    Soul brother No. 1

    Quiet! Do not disturb while Bobby Patterson is making love to a microphone on KKDA-AM

  • Music

    September 3, 1998

    Souled out

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

  • Culture

    August 6, 1998

    Paper cut

    Randy Galloway decided to leave the Morning News for all the write reasons

  • Music

    May 30, 1996

    Batter up

    In the midst of a silver age, the Light Crust Doughboys are swinging for the bleachers

  • Film

    March 28, 1996

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Music

    December 7, 1995

    Whose Young Turks?

    Little Jack recruits some new blood and resurrects the ghost of e.e. cummings

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