(1) From the day The Ticket went live at Victory, this site has noted on several occasions that the station doesn't sound good. Almost every host overdrives his mic with some regularity; there are stretches that are really unpleasant to listen to. (One host whose mic almost never sounds bad except when he's yelling, which will overdrive any mic -- Corby.)
I have asked -- doesn't anyone at The Ticket actually listen to the station? How can it continue to sound worse than the old facility well over a year after the switch?
Finally, someone has noticed. Of course, it was Junior. He said he was listening to Norm in the car yesterday, and it sounded like he was on a remote. All the Muser mics, he said, were extra "hot," that overdriven-like sound that makes the voices sound like they'te sitting on a hissing griddle.
Right. Now Junior needs to use his immense moral authority at Cumulus to get the station sounding better.
And, of course, the signals are still absolutely dreadful. There was a time when we'd heard that Cumlus had applied for some kind of power increase or something. Can someone please get into the FCC site and let us know if there's anything going on there?
(2) Heard a Corby promo for the Chicago trip where he's saying something like: "Cat thinks it's going to be just like this show, except in Chicago, and we're drunk! Well, he can suck it!" OWTTE.
That Pan-American Catman just might possibly have heard those Hardline broadcasts from New York during the playoffs.
In any event, always a good career move to tell the boss to suck it.
(3) By the way: There are many Confessors who believe that any inter-show or intra-station tension is a bit. Probably some instances are put-up jobs. But I think a lot aren't. And I think this Chicago thing is a genuine sore point. Yeah, maybe it was The Lads' idea, but it was because the station had not bestirred itself to gift The Hardline with any field trips or fun stuff to take the place of the Campout. Now they're making their on-air pouting into promos, which is a good idea, but does not persuade me that The Hardline doesn't really think that they're being treated like second-class citizens.
Which it really seems like they are.
(4) Since I seem to get increases in readership only when a traffic chick is in the news, I will sign off with a nice little Alexis gallery, and wish her the very best in Seattle. It's just the same stuff you've all drooled over on the Internets, but I offer it all in one spot as a convenience to the Confessor. I'm sure she herself is a major Confessor, and probably a serial Anonymous contributor, so I invite her to continue to check in to see what's up with her former drive-time colleagues.
Hey, Alexis, let this site hear from you -- we're all big fans! What better sign-off than to drive the Confessor absolutely crazy with some acknowledgment on this site of his miserable little blog-visitor existence! Ah, come on!
Have a great weekend, everyone.
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