Thursday, August 8, 2013

BREAKING: An Actual Major Station Announcement That Is More or Less Major


Or is it?

The "Ticket App" that apparently operates to allow easy listening to the stream, with the ability to pause, rewind, access Tickety humans via Twitter.  A score feature.  Rich reports that his beta use has been terrific.  If you get a call, it pauses the stream and it picks up where you stopped.

It's called "Sports Day Talk".   iTunes, Android.

Get it and report.

UPDATE:  Make "SportsDay" one word when you search.




31 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

I can report that the Sports Day Talk app works much better for streaming the little Ticket than I Heart Radio.

July 23, 2013 at 10:21 AM"

Martha said...

Got it and it's great.

I'm disappointed that the major station announcement was not a discussion about the announcement late yesterday that Cumulus is taking over 103.3 ESPN radio. Would love to know if the little Ticket will be moving to 103.3 or what that is going to entail?

The Plainsman said...

There are comments on this at the end of the last thread. I'm a little surprised that the Confessor is underwhelmed, at least by the majorness of it all. I thought an improved stream (if that is what it is) would be welcomed. Looks like the two comments so far to this thread have been positive, so will wait for a larger sample size.

Have at it, and thanks.

Anonymous said...

I still prefer TuneIn Radio. It always had the ability to pause/rewind the stream. And it lets you record the stream for playback later. The Sportsday app doesn't let you do that.

You can get the TuneIn radio app here.

The only drawback is when you search for KTCK and play it, it will say the stream is unavailable and automatically throws you over to, um... the fan. Once you quickly tap the stop button, you can then go in and put in a custom stream with the URL http://8323.live.streamteworld.com/KTCKAM.mp3 and you are golden.

morethanjosh said...

Thumbs up. The app is much lighter memory-wise than either I Heart or TuneIn and infinitely more battery friendly.

Anonymous said...

Kind of a yawner if you don't have a smart phone.

Shaggy said...

Didn't a commenter here post something about this app a eek or two ago? It's been available for over a month.

I've never had a buffering problem with TuneIn.

James said...

The reason I'm underwhelmed is because I don't listen to the Little Ticket via streaming. I use my car radio only.

James said...

Like Martha said, I think the potential of a frequency change is a much more major development.

Autocorrect said...

Once again, the Ticket overpromises. Major announcement because they have a listening app? I've been using TuneIn Radio pro for a couple of years now. I bought the upgrade so I could record and listen later, and it works like a gem. I guess I'm supposed to be interested because Sportsday is linked and there are a few articles I might read? Nah, not really. The only positive about this app is you can quickly access top clips thru the app instead of having to go to the unticket. This app might have been great a couple of years ago and the format looks like something that was thrown together with not much $$$ backing it. Do they want to know what's MAJOR to us? Bob and Dan's contract or similar issues or a new signal(please get a damn new signal).

Anonymous said...

It's not so much that I'm underwhelmed about the app, but it's the timing of their announcement that makes it so meh-ish. It's like when Greggo was missing and they had a 'major announcement' and it was about the Charity Challenge or some such.

They knew the news about ESPN was out there but did nothing to say the announcement wasn't regarding that. Kind of a crappy move all around the more I think about it.

Dan's Beach Towel said...

@Autocorrect:have you had any issues with TuneIn since the last couple of updates? The pause function is not reliable for me any longer and the autopause function when an incoming call arrives doesn't work at all. I have to basically be rolling and listening live until I'm done recording and then go back to catch up on what i missed. Sucks.
iPhone 5 with latest update of TuneIn pro

Anonymous said...

In fairness to the hosts, I doubt they have the authority and the greenlight to discuss Cumulus news. They're probably only able to do as much as they can. If it was REAL major news then they wouldn't be talking about it over the air until all details get ironed out and even then, that would be something that involves the higher ups at Cumulus.

Just know that "big news" that gets teased days in advance will probably just be promotional stuff for the station.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else not able to rewind or fastfoward with Android? I think thats only an Iphone feature. sucks, but still better than Iheart

Anonymous said...

How many of the Ticket hosts shook their heads in show meetings and said that the P1 was going to kill them over this?

DA said...

@Anon 11:50
How is having an app with the Dallas Morning News not a "Cumulus news development"?

Brass tax, yesterday when Corby went on his broadcast TV rant on summer programming which illustrated that he is not even looking at the same trees in the forest, Cumulus, former owner Susquehanna, and every DFW management have blinded the hosts about their importance.

1- You announce a new app, yet in 2013, full show podcast are still unavailable? Your old Susquehanna sister station KNBR has done it for years. The "we want you to listen longer" line is tiresome and outdated.

2-This is not a Cumulus app, this is a Belo app. So Cumulus, the #2 radio station owner in the US still does not have their own strategy, they still rely on others to save their ass. Outside of BaDD Radio, everyone 9hosts and mgnt.) still acts as if it still 1998 in terms of what the audience knows. That's sad.

regardless of they are in an office in Atlanta, or Catlin in Dallas, neither really gets it. And as a result, I listen to BaDD Radio the most, but the others less and less as they still do the same show that they did before I really had access to fast internet and knew the story, sports included, fuller than what they will try to talk about

Shaggy said...

Both The Hardline last night and The Musers this morning said the announcement would not be about the news that hit yesterday.

Shaggy said...

Galloway's gone Dec 31

http://www.dfw.com/2013/08/08/816680/randy-galloway-to-retire-from.html

Big Anthony said...

It's not out for all android users... kinda bullshit to not have it ALL smart phones

The Plainsman said...

When I heard this, I thought -- The Ticket probably had very little to do with this, and it indeed does sound more like a Belo/DMN production.

Evidence? The Ticket website. It was so busted for so long . . . . They've cleaned it up some in recent months, looks like, but it's somehow . . . blah, dated.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if there's a version that's compatible with a Kindle Fire HD?

Shaggy said...

Just use TuneIn Pro.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Shaggy.

The Plainsman said...

(1) Confessors are very interested in non-broadcast ways of hearing The Ticket.

(2) They give mixed reviews to the various ways of doing so -- TuneIn, IHeart.

(3) The SportsDay Talk App is a new way of doing this.

(4) Reviews of its actual operation seem to be quite positive so far.

Therefore: It is the official position of My Ticket Confession that that yesterday's public unveiling on The Musers counts as a Major Station Announcement.

birq said...

I was pretty underwhelmed when they first broke the news that the major announcement was about a new app, but once they explained what it's all about, I can understand why it would be considered major. Nobody likes iHeartRadio, and lots of people like to stream, so it makes sense to me. The pause, rewind and auto-pause are huge to the 95% of the P1, P2 and P3 population that doesn't know about or can't figure out TuneIn.

Anonymous said...

So it's been out and available for several weeks?

And it's brought to you by the same people who brought you the Cue-Cat?

I remain underwhelmed.

Anonymous said...

I suppose fair is fair - there are probably people out there who got sick of Sopranos talk.

But enough already with Breaking Bad.

Enough.

Anonymous said...

THL was fairly cognizant of the "bang to hype" ratio of the major station announcement regarding the sportsday talk app. Corby even alluded to the Cumulus takeover of ESPN news that everyone thought was going to be the major announcement. Mike said under his breath, as Jake kept playing Galloway drops, something to the effect of "it's not that big of a deal that we are taking over that station. We can have a Mexican Dracula for the mornings and it will do better than what they have now".
When I then punched over to ESPN after Corby and Danny went on their political views, Galloway said to Mosley, "hey Matt, that's pretty good stuff, maybe Cumulus will keep you around". Changes are certainly coming down.

Arlington P1 said...

Mexican Dracula? I'd tune in for that!

Anonymous said...

Corby said the same thing!

Autocorrect said...

@Dan'sBeachTowel
Sorry for the lapse in not seeing your comment...I wish there was a comment notification system, I don't do a lot of backtracking on topics.

Anyways, I'm running Android 4.2.2 and this stupid Sportsday app just stops quite frequently whenever I have a new email come in or text, it just stops playing, doesn't pause. Also, if I pause, I can't fast forward through commercials, I can only deal with it or click "live". Makes me love TuneIn more. I haven't had many problems with TuneIn lately, other than I learned that if I leave the app, I have to come back to it using the menu button instead of clicking on the app on my phone. Doing that, for whatever reason, sometimes restarts the app. I turned off my power saving so it wouldn't shut down inactive apps, I try to manage those when I can but I keep my phone plugged in most of the time so it's not a big deal. I'm having more issues with the Galaxy S4 than I did with the S3, there isn't much difference between the phones other than the camera. I think I had my old phone "trained" to what applications I used, and I just need to find my glory hall with this new one.