Talk Radio

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Glenn Beck Spoke at a Christian College, and Evangelicals Are Mad Because He's a Mormon

    There are several thousand reasons one might credibly object to Westlake resident Glenn Beck delivering a university commencement address. One is that he represents the antithesis of facts and learning and reasoned debate, i.e. pretty much everything an institution of higher learning holds dear. Ano ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    The Ticket's Gordon Keith Is Now the Second Best Newspaper Columnist in the Country

    Non-journalists don't understand how hard it is to be a newspaper columnist. It takes years, sometimes decades, of ink-stained toil in drab newsrooms. One by one, the hacks fall by the wayside; only a select few have the talent and perseverance to be admitted to the pantheon and allowed the privileg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Sean Hannity Might Move to Texas, and Governor Rick Perry is Wooing Him Hard

    As far as we know, Texas Governor Rick Perry and conservative radio host Sean Hannity are still staunchly opposed to gay marriage. That said, it was impossible to glean that from the way they cooed over one another on Hannity's radio show this afternoon. Hannity, you see, is planning to flee his na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Glenn Beck Buys 72,000-Square-Foot Studios At Las Colinas, Is Apparently Here To Stay

    The Glenn Beck media empire won't be paying rent in Irving anymore. Mercury Radio Arts, Beck's "news, opinion and entertainment network," announced Wednesday afternoon its purchase of the Studios at Las Colinas, which has served as home base for The Blaze and his Glenn Beck show since 2012. Lest we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Richie Whitt is Writing an Epic Tell-All Blog on How Greggo Got Them Fired From The Fan

    Richie Whitt and Greg "Greggo" Williams have now had two months to reflect on CBS's unceremonious cancellation of The Rage, their drive-time sports talk show on 105.3 The Fan, and they've come to starkly different conclusions. Greggo chalked it all up to ratings, which he says had dropped. Whitt, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    The Boy Scouts Have Been Possessed by Big Gay Demons, and Other Gay-Scout Fallout [Updated]

    A couple of weeks ago, delegates from the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America voted to lift their ban on openly gay Scouts, though openly gay adult staff members are still barred. When that vote happened, demons flooded the earth, Sodom and Gomorrah were re-animated, and we all plummeted into a ragin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Glenn Beck Wants to "Engrave ... Things On Your Child's Heart"

    Glenn Beck's wild-eyed, usually paranoid rants are such a common occurrence, Right Wing Watch has an entire category devoted to chronicling his crazy. Most of them are rather uninspired and give the impression that Beck is merely going through the motions in order to fulfill the persona he's built. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Winston Edmonson is Using Apps and Corporations to Get Local Music Heard

    Winston Edmonson has had his hands in local politics (he ran for Mayor of Lewisville a couple years ago), AM talk radio (on a couple different outlets) and, fortunately for us, is a big fan of unharvested local music talent. He's a big fan of Salim Nourallah, Chris Holt and Razim Quazi, and has been ... 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 >>

  • Calendar

    September 13, 2012
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    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

    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

    August 10, 2011

    The Perots Gave Willis Johnson's Wai-Wize Its Start, and It's Been Hot Ever Since

    ​Digging back through old files, I can see some patterns emerging that I missed back in the day. For example, the connection between Willis Johnson, the luckiest radio host in the world, and Ross Perot Jr. Johnson is a close personal and political associate of Dallas County Commissioner John ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Chris Arnold Joins 105.3 The Fan: Toldja Ya Nevuh Know

    ​While I was sad to see my old partner Newy Scruggs leave 105.3 The Fan last week, I'm thrilled to have another familiar voice on board. Back in April 2010 -- in the wake of Chris Arnold's departure from K104 -- I wrote that radio was volatile and that you never know who might show up where. ... 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

    May 24, 2010

    BREAKING NEWS: Lex & Terry Join 105.3 The Fan

    Lex & Terry​Before I break from blogging for a few extra days heading into Memorial Day Weekend, allow me to play traffic cop. Coming: Jordan Spieth. Book it. The 16-year-old, as I told you last week, is indeed Dallas' version of Tiger Woods. At least between the ropes. Going: Dirk Nowi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Mike Bacsik: Wrong, But Did He Deserve To Be Fired?

    ​I'm not just saying this because he's in sports talk radio and a fellow Duncanville High School alum, but I feel horrible about The Ticket's suspension firing of Mike Bacsik. His crime: TWI. Tweeting While Intoxicated. Was what he said racist and offensive? Absolutely. In this ... 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 >>

  • 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

    August 20, 2009

    Dallas Urban Radio Personality Nate Quick Died Late Last Night

    Nate Quick​The late-night tweets came fast and furious from area MCs and radio personalities alike, each relayed with a certain tone of shock.The surprising word was spreading fast: Earlier in the evening, at approximately 10 p.m., Dallas urban radio personality Nate Quick passed away, apparently ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2009

    Ah, That's The Ticket

    Those beloved radio boys celebrate at HOB

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    BREAKING NEWS: Live 105.3 Fires Russ Martin, Changes Name, Plays College Fight Songs

    If you're a fan of Ben & Skin and you, like me, are wondering WTF?, I've got some clues about Live 105.3 FM going all college fight song this afternoon. Apparently it's called "stunting", a traditional radio ploy used by stations in advance of a major programming change. In other words, as ... More >>

  • News

    September 4, 2008

    The Anti-Dittohead

    Hey, Mr. King of Talk Radio, meet the queen

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2008

    The Brave Combo-Scored As The Wrench Turns Premieres Tonight At 7 O'clock

    The Bravo Combo-scored As The Wrench Turns, which, as we told you about last month, is PBS' first primetime animated series and focuses on the lives of NPR radio personalities Click and Clack from Car Talk, premieres tonight at 7 o'clock on KERA, channel 13. As a reminder, this Brave Combo track i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008
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    December 20, 2007
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    November 15, 2007
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    November 6, 2007

    And Then There Were Two

    Last week’s death of The Sports Fan 990 AM was a total surprise. Or. Not. The struggling radio station with the questionable leadership and the meek signal failed to see its first birthday, pulling the plug and forgoing its all-sports format for what – last I checked – sounded like old-time g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    Radio is a Sad Salvation

    We're all agreed that Glenn Beck, heard daily on KLIF-AM, is the opposite of "progressive," right? Thanks to The Dallas Morning News' Over the Top blog, I sucked down a Tio's Tortas sandwich with my head buried in a just-issued 40-page study that says, among other things, Dallas radio audiences get ... More >>

  • Music

    June 21, 2007

    Hardline History

    Gordon Lightfoot and Mike Rhyner form an unlikely bond

  • 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

    January 15, 2007
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    November 16, 2006

    Ski Mt. Dumb-ass

    A couple of days ago, Colorado talk-radio host Peter Boyles (loved him in Young Frankenstein) discussed a June 12 Dallas Morning News article headlined, "Parkland will treat all moms-to-be." Well, Colorado Media Matters, a state-based project of the nonprofit "progressive" group Media Matters for Am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2006
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    August 10, 2006
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    May 4, 2006
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    April 20, 2006

    Summon the Invisible Swordsman

    According to the conservative talk radio station KLIF-AM (570), UTA professor and Texas native Jose Guitierrez wants to "kill the gringos." Guitierrez reportedly said, "We have an aging white America...They are dying...We've got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that, if the worst comes to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2006

    Sweet Greggo

    Lots of speculation on the mysterious absence of Greg Williams, one half of The Ticket's "Hardline," the most popular sports talk radio show in town. Seems ol' Hammer has been absent since last Wednesday. His partner, Mike Rhyner, has been extremely vague about the void on the air, and the rumors ar ... More >>

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Sports Talk Show

    The Hardline KTCK-AM 1310, The Ticket

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2004

    White Hot

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

  • News

    October 31, 2002

    Hot Air

    The failure of all-female talk-radio Cafe 990 proves one thing: Men are dumb

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Radio Talk Show

    The Glenn Mitchell Show, KERA-FM 90.1

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    A Day of His Own

    Dallas' Cesar Chavez holiday draws some unexpected critics-- his family

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best Sports Talk Show

    The Hardline/Dunham and Miller

  • News

    May 11, 2000

    Last call

    Even the return of Kevin McCarthy probably won't save the once-proud KLIF-AM -- er, Big 570

  • Culture

    March 18, 1999

    Talking up The Ticket

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

  • 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 4, 1997

    Aural Sex

    Holly Mullen meets Dunham and Miller, the radio jocks whose sports talk show leaves Dallas women panting for more

  • News

    February 27, 1997

    Taking Howard Stern seriously

    The last interview you'll ever need to read with radio's greatest, loudest talker--and, just maybe, Hollywood's newest movie star

  • News

    November 2, 1995

    Media merger madness

    Cap Cities/ABC decision to fire radio host Hightower was a big mistake

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