The online scuttlebutt is that Ben & Skin are poaching some Ticket talent for their Fan show. A Confessor to the last thread said that it was a young woman named Tara Artho who appears to have some Cumulus production duties. Ms. Artho may indeed be moving, but I'm getting a rumble from the radio underground that it's a more familiar name.
Let's consider the Ticket JV:
The Davids don't count
Danny Balis doesn't count
Maybe a couple I'm leaving out. Mitchell Karasik.
Every single one of these guys is very, very good at what he does, so don't any of y'all take any of this wrong.
Of that list, who has:
First, some producing/board/on-air chops, and
Second, the most to gain and the least to lose by departing The Ticket.
Jake's up-and-coming on the Station; Ty, Sean, Mike S, Mike F, Jeremy, Killer, Tom are all very established or already have shows, and a couple don't give off a producer vibe.
That leaves T.C. and KT.
T.C. has a lot of exposure already and, I think justifiably, believes that his day may yet come on The Ticket.
Leaving Kevin Turner. Hardline whipping boy, all-'round scamp, and an insidious charm. Lowest on the totem pole, least likely to find a slot for greater exposure. Not to mention the fact that as I mentioned in a post a day or so ago, The Ticket is looking for a weekend Ticker guy.
Kevin, best of luck to you. Hope you will drop by from time to time.
And if I'm wrong (imagine!) -- well, then, welcome back, KT!
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