Thursday, May 3, 2012

OPEN THREAD: Wanna Go Camping?

Punchline to an old joke.

I haven't studied up on where these guys might be, although I thought I might be able to make some hay with Junior's account of the anti-semitic billboard, but nothing's coming up.

The station's half-hearted about this campout, and I guess that's kind of how I feel.  Very strange, like maybe they had some sponsors set up but after things got underway they faced a host revolt, so the whole thing just kind of fizzled. 

Deeply regret missing Junior Coast-to-Coast, which is always good.  Makes you wish Craig would sign on for the occasional later-night show.

We'll see if tonight's party makes this tripworthwhile. 

Meanwhile, I'll puzzle over where these guys might be.

26 comments:

Mitch said...

George's Texas Music hour was very cool as well. He had Wade Bowen and Brady Black (fiddle man from Randy Rogers) on the show, and even took a few calls from listeners. Like Craig's Coast to Coast, its neat to hear these guys host little shows like this. You see a different side of the host that you rarely get to see.

And how is the Campout half-hearted? Sounds like more wet-blanketness to me bro. The broadcast quality from deep in the woods has been great so far, and yes of course tonight's broadcast is going to be awesome. Even if Corby doesn't get wasted and create future drops, the campout will be a success.

Shaggy said...

Scuttlebutt is that they are at a ranch near Tyler.

Anonymous said...

The location? The described the whole camping site as a 1,000 acres. They are by a 10 acre "pond" or "lake" which has trees right up to the water. There is a "stone pavilion" with a fireplace nearby that has one bathroom but no shower.

birq said...

There's always been a lot of host resistance to the campout (and the compound, and anything that takes them away from home overnight), but it sounds to me like this year it's taking its toll. I don't know I'd go so far as to call it half-hearted, but it's definitely on the decline. And, no, Mitch, I'm not a wet blanket. I agree with you that we're in a bit of a sweet spot with the Ticket, but not everything is perfect and it's our duty (heh... duty) to nitpick it like our lives depend on it.

Jeff said...

So far so good with the campout. I enjoy the on air hijinks that come from all the guys being around. As to the location, they have intentionally misdirected us before, but the pics on twitter do look like East Texas (I'm in Tyler.)

dp said...

Two quick thoughts:

1. I LOVE Junior Coast To Coast. The Junes is easily my favorite on-air personality, and I look forward to this particular show every single year. Oh, and some of the callers are just as entertaining as he is.

2. One of these days I can see an enterprising (or bored, or obsessive) P-1 trailing one of the less careful members of this caravan out to their ultimate destination. I'm surprised that this hasn't happened before now, in campouts (or compounds) past; in fact, had I done it in Year One of the Campout, I'd have found that they were two miles from my house in Mansfield (Loyd Park). When they announced the campground on that Friday (or was it Thursday?) I was KICKING myself. Anyway, all it would take is the time, the gas money, and the obsession.

Sorry, third quick point:

3. I don't see how these guys could possibly get tired of this - it's once a year, and it's for, what, two days? The Compound, maybe - it was for an entire week. Their lives are awfully charmed, though, and they're paid handsomely for their work...and they seem to have a HELL of a lot of fun on this trip. What's there to get tired of?

Anonymous said...

Is there a bigger tune out than Norm's pick of the poll for Lone Star? How many people give a crap about horse racing, much less on a local level?

I wish they'd do a campout that lasted longer, make it three or four days away. None of the guys seem to mind the time away from home for Spring Training or Super Bowl trips, I think if they were in the deep woods a little longer by the end we'd be guaranteed radio gold.

Anonymous said...

The fact that only The Musers are camping out for more than one night pretty much says it's a half-hearted effort.

For me, the compound was a much better idea. Unfortunately that was Greggo's brainchild, and so, that's probably the reason why it was killed off.

Dingus said...

They have to be on private land. You can't run around and shoot guns in Texas Parks like Gordo is doing. Also, the hog traps make it sound like private.

Junes said...

I think George hurt himself.

Jonaessa said...

Any more clues as to where the guys are? I heard Craig say that the land or area could be haunted. I do love me a good ghost-hunting trip so if anyone has any info, please share!

Anonymous said...

I think they're either at Sam Houston State Park or in/near Caddo Lake. I heard mention of gators last night, and of Sasquatch today. The former exist in parts of both areas, while the latter has supposedly been sighted in and around Caddo Lake.

Anonymous said...

Digging the camp out. I wish it was going to be a two night affair, but I can see why the hosts would rather not. I love these roundtables because there's no audience to show off for. There's no annoying let's harass the chick with the nice gazoombas wireless noise. This is as close as it gets to the early years; when there was actual Guy Talk going on.

Insider said...

This is where they are: http://mineolanaturepreserve.com/

The Plainsman said...

I had a technical meltdown yesterday/last night and missed almost all of the late-in-the-day and late-night campout broadcasting.

Reactions?

T4 In Rockwall said...

So far, so good with all of the interaction while all are awake. That's the best part of any kind of outing.

T4 In Rockwall said...

@ Insider: Close, about 26 more miles to the east. Pinehurst Farms
Winona, Texas

Anonymous said...

So the Insider isn't as inside as we thought?

SportsBot2K3 said...

Me like Junes. Me like Coast to Coast. Me no like UFO's. Me forced to went in sleep mode when Junes talk on alien abduction. We was probe in robot butt.

Anonymous said...

I think last year's camp out was the zenith. We are obviously and purposively not going to have another Rhyner drunken gab-fest. Ditto, Corby or anyone else. (As an aside, I'm convinced that Donavon either has no idea how to get drunk or -and more likely, because he's a smart guy- is playing an "I'm doing whatever it takes to get ahead game".)

In short: these guys have been in a Mavs we've won a championship feel our cache cruise control for 10 years now. Yeah, they don't care. They will laugh at you and dare you to laugh back.

I appreciated Junes Coast to Coast: it was a call back, a throw back. It was why we all love and will continue to love The Musers.

It's called consistency.

The rest of the crew, sans, Donnie, who actually embraced it... shame on all of you.

When this thing goes south. And it will within the next 4 years, it's going to be so f'n ugly. Talk about hyenas and buzzards and sharks and feeding frenzies. I know you knuckleheads think it's going to last forever...you're wrong. Wrong to the point that it'll hit you in the head harder than you can believe. I promise. Sooner than later.

Ron said...

See Mark Davis - Cumulus has shown that the bottom line trumps content

Anonymous said...

But look where Mark Davis and WBAP are in the latest ratings.
http://www.radio-info.com/markets/dallas-ft-worth
They used to be a top 5 station in the old 12+ ratings. They've dropped to barely in the top 10, and at this point they're barely beating the Ticket and i93. And while you might think that's not a problem, both of those stations draw listeners in (to quote Rhyner) the coveted 25-54 demographic. For the most part, WBAP listeners are waiting to die. And it's a lot harder to sell 45 or 55+ then M25-54 (for ticket) or W18-34 (for i93). Davis is gone because Cumulus won't pay for people who don't perform. The Ticket still performs...

Anonymous said...

The last comment is spot on. Nobody does for Cumulus Dallas what The Ticket does for it. Mark Davis could be Howard Stern, but if the ratings aren't there then it doesn't matter.

realist said...

Actually, Davis' ratings were "there." His contract not being renewed pertains to fiscal problems within the parent company and what Davis thinks he's worth. His ratings have been steady (and very positive) for the last 7 years, and that's easily verifiable. So for all of you supposed radio insiders that comment on this site as if you are actually insiders, get a life. You aren't.

Anonymous said...

Realist, look at his numbers. They aren't good. You're crazy.

T4 In Rockwall said...

Wow! Kiss really kicks butt. Granted their broadcast nationwide, but they're heads and tails above everyone else.