Monday, June 13, 2016
The Dilemma of The Ticket and the P1 in Times of Tragedy
A brief and I-hope-not-disrespectful Ticket observation on this sad morning:
With full understanding of how trivial our concerns are here at MTC when something like the Orlando murders dominate the news:
I think The Ticket shows face a difficult choice in these situations. I wonder if it's rough on the P1 as well. Speaking only for myself, it is.
You're a Ticket host, and something like this happens.
On the one hand, you're broadcasting for a sports/guy station, known for a humorous approach. It's what your listeners tune in for.
On the other, if you ignore the event, you would give the impression of being frivolous, disconnected, uncaring.
I feel the same dilemma as a listener.
I would think it odd if The Ticket programs didn't devote segments to something this spectacular in the non-sports news.
But I don't particularly want to listen to those segments. Confessors have observed, and I agree with them, that Current Events Talk brings the shows to a stop, although some (Musers) handle it better than others (Hardline). I don't expect Ticket hosts to be particularly well-informed or astute on non-sportsy/guyish things, and they're not. Not only that, but there are many superior radio sources for breaking news and punditry up and down the dial and now on satellite.
My resolution of the dilemma: I tune out. I'm off to CNN, Fox News Channel, Little Steven's Underground Garage or Bluesville on Sirius/XM, or maybe NPR, until I judge the Ticket segment to be concluded, then it's back to Fun With the Ticket. Sorry.