Monday, November 28, 2011

FYI

Many thanks to faithful Confessor Jonaessa for collecting the White Elephant information for us:

Morning Drive
Producer – Killer
Host #1 – Norm
Host #2 – Corby
Yuk Monkey – Bob
Tickers – Sean Bass

Ten to Noon
Producer – Gribble
Host – Gordon

Noon to Three
Producer – Danny
Host #1 – Mike
Host #2 – George
Tickers – Donovan

Afternoon Drive
Producer – Fernando
Host #1 – Craig
Host #2 – Ty
Yuk Monkey – Dan
Tickers – Rich

I'll be interested to know how Gordon fills up his two hours.  I always look forward to Craig's tickers, but not this year, I guess.  I think Craig and Ty will make an interesting pair, as will George and Mike.

Your thoughts welcome.

I still want to know who did that T.C. imitation on The Hardline last Wednesday.

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.   I'm underwater at work right now, so new articles may dribble out irregularly for awhle.  Thanks for your patience.  I may cannibalize some of your comments for articles just to keep the content monster sated. 

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13 comments:

Shaggy said...

Corby did the TC.

And they're doing the thing they did last year, where everybody's role switches throughout the shift. So, Junior will be doing some tickers during his shift.

birq said...

I hate the "rotate every hour" thing they started last year. I think it's much better to let things develop over the course of the shift instead of shaking things up all the time.

Anonymous said...

Gagreed, birq. That's Cat and co. getting too cute for their own good. If they want to be clever, why not let the listeners vote for whom they'd like to see paired together?

Jonaessa said...
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Jonaessa said...

I'd love to see a listener vote, Anonymous. And I, too, wish they wouldn't rotate every hour, birq. But the one thing I am absolutely not looking forward to is when they rotate and Dan does tickers. It wouldn't surprise me if he rolled screenless for every one. What a total give-up.

White Elephant should be the best programming the Ticket has to offer. It's like a gift to the P1, and I wish it would be taken more seriously. Not in a winner-takes-home-field-advantage-in-the-World-Series-because-their-league-won-in-the-All-Star-game kind of way, but in a way that shows us what each host can bring to the table without his regular co-host. Switching things up should be fun. This should be the one day of the year these guys look forward to, unless there are certain guys who do not wish to work with certain other guys. In which case, that might make an interesting piece.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you, Jonessa. However, I think listeners like ourselves are a dying breed. The Ticket landscape is now populated mostly with the Grubes Is My Leader types (20-somethings eating wings, drinking beer, playing Modern Warfare 3--or the 30-somethings that are still for all intents and purposes 20-somethings). There's nothing wrong with that, mind you, but it does mean that the more slacking off and whatnot by the hosts, the more they like it. Therefore the CTOs and the hosts know what they're doing.

Anonymous said...

Anyone find the today's "What's on Mike's Mind" segment as funny as I did? They think they really don't have Texas accents any longer! At least Danny admitted that when he visits his family in Boston they rib him about it. Only Bob, Dan, and Gribs are without accent. Even Junior, who for the most part does not, slips into one from time to time. But Mike, Corby, Danny, Gordon, and George (who seems to have acquired an accent...especially since the founding of his band) have pronounced Texas twangs.

The Plainsman said...

Anonymous, great catch. I absolutely could not believe that these guys were seriously talking about losing their accents -- especially Mike. I don't find that Corby has much of one, and Danny only slightly more, but Mike? Holy smokes, that borders on delusional.

And did you hear Craig jab the Generic Youth Minister about his uptalking? (That is, ending every sentence like a question[?]) I was going to do an entire article on Junior's uptalking habit, and I may yet.

Anonymous said...

I don't like the idea of listeners voting. Why not just keep it completely random?

Anonymous said...

Thoughts on the fake Mavs/Heat game? I can't believe I'm admitting this but it was a MASSIVE tune out for me. Maybe it was funny in person but on the radio they wasted the better part of the show describing what was happening with random people who mildly look like basketball players. I tried to stay tuned in but I just couldn't do it. For the first time in months I decided to check out what the Fan was up to and they were talking about the winter meetings in baseball coming to Dallas. If the fake Mavs game had just been a segment, I would've fought through it. I can't remember the last time I had no interest in the Musers show.

birq said...

I rarely, if ever, listen from work, but I had to fire up FStream and listen to the fake game. I found it pretty amusing. But I'm easily amused.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the fake Mavs game. But I must say that over the years I've grown tired of the Gordo screaming at the end of these Ticket sporting events. I guess he feels that's what is expected of him. Still, I wish he wouldn't do it.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I almost forgot to say that George did a great play by play job. His years with UNT really show.