Yesterday at around 4:30 The Hardline mistakenly ran two ads simultaneously, one right on top of the other.
I thought -- someone will catch that, push a button, and fix it promptly. But it didn't happen. The ads ran for their full length, completely incomprehensible gibberish, until the next ad came on, which had no similar problem.
It got me wondering: Who at the station listens to the station? At any given time, who knows what audio is going over the air? I guess I thought that would be the board operator, but perhaps he has other duties as the ads play. I picture Jeff Catlin with the station on in his office, but he has duties for stations other than The Ticket, and at any given moment he may not be near a radio or iHeart or SportsDay or whatever. Of course, the P1 listens intently and I'm sure Tweets or emails directly when he hears the occasional error.
Anyone know who actually "supervises" the minute-to-minute sound of the station?
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What in the world is with Gordon today? Starting with the Observation Deck and continuing through Muse in the News, he's operating at Paul Harvey speed (and even sounds a little like Paul Harvey from time to time). I'm thinking some meds. Something's off -- actually, it's not really unpleasant to listen to, just sounds like someone's finger's on the reel. Uncharacteristically mellow -- it sounds like he aged ten years overnight.
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I used to follow baseball more than I do now, but I do follow a couple of teams a bit. Not much anymore. And, of course, I listen to SportsRadio 1310 The Ticket, a local sports-talk station.
I'm completely embarrassed that I never heard of Giancarlo Stanton until this morning.