Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Seeking Ticketstock Correspondents


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For the second consecutive year, duties on the plains will almost certainly keep me away from Ticketstock, including Saturday.

In addition to accounts of your visit, I would really like to see your photos of the event.  May I ask you to take some snaps at the event and email them to me?

Photos featuring Ticket Chicks, and especially you with Ticket Chicks, are strongly encouraged.

T.C.'s from My 2012 Visit to Ticketstock
And photos of you mingling with a host would also be of considerable Confessor interest.  Maybe not as much as a Ticket Chick, but still.

First thing, get my email address into your phone so it will autocomplete and you can transmit without having to deal with all those annoying characters in the middle of the festivities.  Go ahead and send me a test email and I'll respond.

       ThePlainsman1310@gmail.com

I would like to credit the photographs.  If you would prefer to remain anonymous, let me know, or let me know what name you would like to use.

If you have a commentary to accompany the photos, even better.

I'll use as many as I can, assuming I even get one.

Enjoy the fest, and drink responsibly.

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36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey plainsman
Recognize the "ticket chick" on the right?
You should. Or at least recognize something about her. Need a hint?

Who is Richard Rawlings said...

Hopefully the Unticket will bless those of us who can't make it with some Time Wasters audio. Mike and Donny should bring something interesting, and apparently Corby will have an acoustic original that he is sure to find hilarious.

Scott said...

Replay of Nolan Ryan and the snow monkey story this morning. Even though I have heard it, I still die laughing.

Shaggy said...

Pretty sure Timewasters audio never gets recorded, other than the hosts themselves recording and replaying in the days following. I don't recall The Unticket ever having it.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know who the voiceover girl that they're forcing into every promo now? Is she a Ticketchick or something? I first noticed her on the strange, pointless Regonk definition thing they've been playing coming out of breaks.

Anonymous said...

Clarence Murphy - funny funny
Carlton Maxwell - funny funny

Anonymous said...

That is the extremely hot Becca of Stick It Up Your Tailpipe fame. So sweet and clean.

Anonymous said...

Dan has been bringing the heat & sending some ppl off to grab their shineboxes! Love It!

That Nolan/Snow Monkey audio never gets old!

Merry Ticketstock Weekend!

Anonymous said...

Interesting that both The FAN and ESPN are still doing their version of "Tune it in, turn it up, keep it on" after their version of the Ticker. Also interesting that Norm said yesterday that for the next few months the hosts would be stopping in on one another's shows. Am I the only one who finds such things odd?

Anonymous said...

Really funny hearing a certain ticker guy that has on air meltdowns all the time criticize someone else's on air presentation.

Anonymous said...

Not odd at all. Cross pollination and round tables have always been highlights of the listening day. The ratings battle is on.

The Tricky Kid said...

There is no doubt that the cross-pollination of shows is a response to the lower ratings, IMO. But it makes complete sense and harkens back to the halcyon days. I love it. So while it seems a "little" forced, overall this is great for the P1.

And I have noticed that I am getting used to the weekend changes with no crosstalk. It still sucks, I loved the crosstalk between the Tee Box and the Orphanage and then with the Sirois. But at the end of the day, it is really not that big of a deal as I thought it would be.

Anonymous said...

Oh boy. Another lecture from Corby and Danny on gay marriage (with copious silence from Mike).

If Corby "doesn't care" I would sure hate for him to go on about something he does care about.

Anonymous said...

And after a short amount of time, neither will the other changes that are coming down the pike, Tricky Kid. At least that's what the CTO is banking on. Something tells me they're absolutely right.

Hold on to your butts no longer has cache. Sadly, someone began impersonating the real Gypo Nolan (gee, wanna guess who that person is?), and now the phrase is nothing but Little Red Riding Hood stuff. But (pun intended), you might want to grip your coffee mug a bit tighter if you are (as Dr. Carlton Maxwell is) so inclined. Changes, they be a'comin'. Sooner rather than later. That is all. Carry on.

Shaggy said...

What's your take on it?

Anonymous said...

Corby said he "doesn't care" if gays get married. Not that he "doesn't care" about the issue.

See the difference.

Anonymous said...

The Musers discussed the same story this morning. But they managed to not turn it into a sermon.

Anonymous said...

He who with another ebrake win and if you've been listening today, has just been miserable. I thought the tattoo bit was great, and he wouldn't even acknowledge it or be a good sport.

At the Irving, Convention center.....

Anonymous said...

yup

http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/columnists/barryhorn/20150220-hot-air-latest-statistics-prove-dallas-sports-radio-landscape-is-whole-new-ballgame.ece

Anonymous said...

The Cowboys should definitely give Dez a $100 million deal.

This guy is a T.O. starter kit.

gunther said...

Couldn't figure out how to link it but Jan book has Ticket tied for last. Wow, may wanna grab ur butts now, change is coming.

Cody Patterson said...

SportsDay iOS app was updated today and all it said was "Bug Fixes". I think it has a lot more work to do before it's a great app.

bayern munich said...

Yep. These changes and trying to recapture that old magic aren't mete coinkydinks....

http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/columnists/barryhorn/20150220-hot-air-like-close-calls-check-out-the-latest-d-fw-sports-radio-ratings.ece

deezy said...

Nice long mix between The Teebox and The Orphanage this morning. Is this because of Ticketstock or because the CTO finally came to their senses on having eliminated it in the first place?

T4 In Rockwall said...

According to the link provided by bm, GBag nation took the #1 after drive spot from THL. My Musers kept the morning slot with pretty healthy numbers but this should be a telling sign the Cat and other decision makers. Maybe mixing shifts in the next couple of months will help. I know I enjoy it.

blergoyen said...

So are we starting to see the trend as Plainsman and others mentioned we need to see? I believe this is the first time any of the Ticket major shows lost to another station, but there is a trend showing KTCK losing share and other stations gaining share. I for one don't care, as I'm not a "my station can beat up your station" kind of guy. As long as the Ticket changes for the better, to my ears, I don't care if they win by a wide margin. I just don't want to see them lose by a wide margin.

Gopher said...

T4:

Interesting to note the numbers were down for all the sports talkers from the previous book.
I wonder the median age of Dallas sports talk listeners. I would be willing to bet it's somewhere north of 40.

Anonymous said...

Having lived through the brain dead dismantling of KLIF in the 90's, I fear the short-sighted radio executive.

How much of a ratings drop over how long a period could trigger a panic resulting in a wholesale house cleaning at the Ticket.

I don't want to be overly dramatic about a couple of ratings books, but KLIF has never recovered from being fixed when it wasn't broken.

Anonymous said...

Grasp on to your hindquarters, firmly and fearlessly. A seismic change that has been in the works is about to go down.

You have been warned.

That is all.

BTW, Ticketstock was pretty well attended. Not one of the most attended, but a respectable showing. The Timewasters were the best they've ever been.

stevestevensisamidge said...

Scattershooting while at Ticketstock and while scanning the dial this rainy Sunday morning:

* The Time Wasters band is absolutely spectacular. What a bunch of fantastic musicians. There wasn't one host/JV who put on a bad performance, either. Some were more professional than others, but none embarrassed themselves. Donovan was awesome; as was George. It was also cool seeing Shoopy up there Chili Peppering it up (Seabass did a more than serviceable job on the vocals). I did not stay for the Old 97s. Not my thang.

* Tons of dudes, some chicks, some of them even lookers--actual hotness, not just "Ticketstock hot."

* The pingpong match was greatness. Carlisle was cool as all get out. Sirloin was nervous at first, but began to get his footing. But by the time he did, it was too late. Coach was a lot better than him anyway.

* I've only been to 3 Ts's. This was probably the least attended, though not by much. The last one I went to was in '06. So that was pre-Greggo departure, there was no real radio competition, and they were riding about as high as it gets. The place was nut to butt.

* After TSJ and the replay of Ed Carter, I switched over the The FAN to hear Pete Stein and Fish. Hey, there's nothing else on. Somehow, someway, they started talking in not so veiled terms about the latest ratings books. Without naming names/stations, Fish (not Pete) started saying something along these lines: Of course being the Cowboys flagship station helps in the ratings. Duh. It's like being the show after Seinfeld in the 90s, you're going to benefit. But the thing is, it's an across the board jump in ratings. It's across the board during the weekdays, and in all hours and it's still happening after the Cowboys' season's over. So it's more than that. Yet you keep hearing from some how "oh it's just an anomaly, it's all due to the Cowboys." Really? We've had them for how many seasons now? The ratings during their games have stayed the same throughout. Just because they had a good season, we're now benefitting big time doesn't wash. Again, it's an across the board and sustained ratings boost. It's real. And hopefully it's here to stay. I think, I know, it is.

I thought it was pretty interesting and perhaps even accurate. Fish was smart not to call out anyone and instead speak in generalities.

Maybe I'm being sucked in or maybe I'm a sky is falling guy, but I think The Ticket, from CTO to host to JV to jv of the JV, is worried.

* Finally, and FAN related. I take it it's a Cumulus thing, but why is it that a CBS station can run an almost 24-7 all local station and The Ticket (which prides itself of it being a bunch of local guys talking local things) spends what seems more and more time throwing it nationally? Heck, it even has a nightly, syndicated, CBS guy, Ferrall, gracing its airwaves. I do think that The FAN's all local, 24-7 content (even if some is a replay) is taking away at least some listeners.

The Plainsman said...

Been away for several days without a break. Sorry for the delay in approving comments.

I will have a spot of news on the Ticket's plight coming up shortly.

The Plainsman said...

02-18, 832 PM (first comment above), in going back to look at that TChick photo, the rightmost TC bears a resemblance to Traffic Twist Becca. Is that who it is?

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear your spot, Pman.

I'm kinda worried about knee-jerk changes at The Ticket myself. I too remember the several years of varying overhauls of KLIF. Like 823 said, radio execs ruined what was once a great station. Yeah it needed a bit of tweaking, but that's not what radio execs, CTOs, whathaveyounots do. They like to stamp their impression, make their mark on everything they do.

So yeah I'm a little concerned. I can't but think these little changes are only the beginning. That's exactly what happened with KLIF.

Interested in what you have to say, Pman.

Gopher said...

Anonymous @ 8:23

Let's hope Dan Bennett learned his lesson about listening to consultants during the destruction of KLIF. It too was a market leader until they started "messing" with things. The station never recovered from the Big 570 thing. Lets hope KTCK doesn't follow that path.

Anonymous said...

Pics from Ticketstock.

http://www.dfw.com/2015/02/22/971229/pics-ticketstock-2015-from-the.html?utm_content=bufferdd82a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Gopher said...

More pics from the Observer.
http://www.dallasobserver.com/slideshow/ticketstock-2015-at-irving-convention-center-day-1-42133948/#1