Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Ticket Is More or Less Off the Air This Morning

I noticed it driving through Plano early this morning.  104.1 FM was gradually dying, succumbing to the superior power and/or atmospherics of that East Texas talker.  It is now completely off the air.  The 1310 AM signal is all but unintelligible in parts of downtown. 

The top-rated station for the most desirable demographic and it's unhearable in the heart of its listening area.  This has been going on so long that technology can no longer be blamed.  It is sheer upper-level management incompetence.

What would happen if, next time contract renewal comes around, Mike Rhyner or Junior Miller or George Dunham said:  I'll sign up for another few years, but I want a clause in there that if that signal doesn't improve to such-and-such a level -- and these things can be quantified --  by such-and-such a date, I can leave the station with $XXX,000 in severance and no noncompete.

12 comments:

Tim said...

Someone needs to do something about the signal. I've turned to streaming from my radio. When I'm in my car, I hook up my phone to my FM transmitter and tune the transmitter and radio to the same station. When I'm in the office, I just hook up ear phones to the phone. Perfect reception minus the occasional rebuffering. Shame on The Ticket for abusing us loyal P1's for all of these years. Money hungry, ungrateful....

P1 Steven said...

Tim you answer your own question. Sooo many people just listen online now. Thats all I do at work. Sure they could improve the signal, but why? Plainsman I agree with you. Maybe they should just take over the 93.3 signal.

Tim said...

Yeah, basically it's an inconvenience to stream and it would be blocked here at work if it was through the computer. I wish they would pick up the signal through 93.3.

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mdh1975 said...

Greggo, stop spammin. We get it. :)

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The Plainsman said...

Very clever, MDH1975!

I used to get these attached to one of the older posts which I finally took down altogether. Hope this isn't a frequent occurence on Blogspot or I may have to move this site to another host that has a little more protection against whoever it is that is trying to sell the Confessor Nation what are probably worthless drugs. Sorry.

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