I used to think: The Ticket does a lot of remotes; I'm sure those present some technical challenges as they move from venue to venue. So, atrocious signal(s) aside, in my early years of listening I tended to give Ticket tech a pass.
(1) I heard the hosts grow increasingly testy about the lousy technology they had to deal with in the studio.
(2) It occurred to me that the number of remotes mean that they should have figured out how to do them fairly seamlessly.
(3) There was the absolute disgrace of the move to Victory, during which, apparently, a large chunk of Ticket history disappeared in addition to the overall amateurism of the transfer. If no one lost his/her job in that disaster, then . . . well, I guess you see a lot of this in ossified corporate cultures.
(4) The tech meltdowns in the last two Hardline remotes, one of which won the E-Brake today. Now, I will say that Hardline meltdowns tend to be extremely entertaining, between Danny's exasperation and sarcastic sing-songy efforts to broadcast over the mortification and Corby's and Mike's disgusted commentary.
It occurs to me that I've been listening to sports radio and other talk radio for a long time, and I've never heard anything as technically error-prone as The Ticket.
Really -- what's the problem? Bad equipment? Bad IT/AV administration up the ladder? Insufficient investment in personnel? Or are we (am I) just wrong about how lousy Ticket technology is?
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