Sorry I've been away. A few notes from recent morning showgrams:
(1) I haven't heard George as prepared or animated as he was last week when Craig was gone and he went off on a very animated rant in the 5:30 segment on high school bands. Good to hear George excited about something. Wished he'd packaged for a later segment, it deserved a bigger audience. Probably made the Top 10.
(2) I'm liking Gordon's contractor talk as contractor Randy Cody. George is jumping in with some funny contractor talk as well. The gag range tends to be somewhat limited, but it's a good bit.
(3) I don't know why I found it interesting that Grey Goose Vodka is sponsoring the Dunham & Miller Open. It's not a station sponsor, that I recall. I guess it's not all that interesting -- but I'd think that one of the major advertisers on the station would sponsor the thing. Is it tense when D&M Auto Leasing or All-Pro Foundation Repair or whoever calls up Sales and says, "Welp, almost time for the Open, let's talk about this year's sponsorship" and the Sales chick says "Uh, we've already sold that sponsorship to Grey Goose," and the old sponsor says, "Hey, that's my spot, how much you getting from Grey Goose?" and she tells him and he hangs up violently, indignant over the ingratitude.
Yes, I know, I know, it doesn't happen that way. Don't leave comments telling me how stupid I am.
There have been comments lately on the surprising lack of sponsorship on the online broadcast. And once in awhile you hear an on-air segment being sponsored by Your Mama. Doubt it has much meaning to The Ticket's overall health, but maybe one of our radio insiders knows the dope.
(4) Fight Night tonight. George remarked this morning that one doesn't hear fight broadcasts on the radio today. Junior riposted: "You won't hear it tonight, either -- it'll be just three hours of screaming." Which is a criticism many Confessors have about that broadcast. Very difficult to tell what's going on, who's winning, anything.
However: The careful student of The Ticket should pay close attention to such broadcasts. In the same way that Ticket Round Tables can be revealing of inter-host relationships that you don't get during the normal broadcast day, the Fight Night white elephant broadcast teams also disclose some tensions and discomforts that aren't revealed during the shows. I may listen while the Cowboys game is on, see if anything pops up.
If you go, drop us a comment with a report. If you hear something interesting on the broadcast, ditto.
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