Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Will Someone Capable Confessor Please Fix The Ticket's Wikipedia Page?
I was looking for a factoid I thought I remembered, being that The Ticket was the ratings leader in its demo almost from the first months of its operation.
I went to the KTCK Wikipedia page, and read this:
"The sometime controversial station has posted strong ratings in the Dallas radio market, especially its Arbitron top-rated shows The Hardline (who entertain the denizens of the metroplex) and Dunham and Miller, which have been the anchors of the station's success throughout its existence. And thanks to T.C. Fleming, created RAGONK!"
Let's put aside the baffling construction of the sentences starting with The Hardline (so Dunham and Miller don't entertain "the denizens of the metroplex?), the wrong syntax ("the sometime controversial station"), and the inappropriate tone for Wikipedia. The last sentence washes the entire entry in sophomoric jokiness, in addition to making no sense. Who created RAGONK? If not T.C. (who may have uttered it, but didn't create the phenomenon), then why are we thanking him?
The whole passage is stupid. More than stupid -- it's cheap. RAGONK is a passing bit like hundreds of others -- although it may have legs -- and has no claim to this degree of prominence. I don't know much about the editing rules for Wikipedia. Can anyone get in and strike this crap? Please advise.
PS: I don't blame T.C. for this -- doesn't look like his work, nor has he embraced the phenomenon.