I had a fun evening watching Team Ticket go down to the Lake Highlands Thunder girls basketball team with my good friends Brad and Dave. The girls won convincingly 61-44.
The girls started slow and The Ticket guys were still in the game at half leading 21-14. They had the lead despite losing Corby Davidson to an “ankle injury” sustained after he was stripped of the ball on three consecutive possessions.
Team Ticket was lead by Donovan Lewis. Bob Sturm, Ty Walker and Danny Balis also looked pretty good at times. Most of the men were not good. Richie Whitt gives out grades in Girls 61, Boys 44 (language warning)
It’s finally official Greg Williams is no longer part of the Hardline. The station put out a press release this afternoon and Robert Wilonsky posted the news at Unfair Park. Mike, Corby and the gang will discuss at 5:15pm.
Here is the text of the press release:
Sportsradio 1310 the Ticket Announces Resignation of Hardline’s Greg Williams
Dallas, Texas – Sportsradio 1310 the Ticket (KTCK) announced today that Greg Williams, co-host of afternoon drive show The Hardline, has resigned. Mike Rhyner will continue to host the Hardline, heard weekdays from 3pm-7pm, along with sidekick Corby Davidson.
Williams has co-hosted The Hardline with Rhyner since the station first hit the airwaves in January 1994. Originally in the 11am-2pm timeslot, the Hardline moved to afternoon drive in 1996. The show has won multiple awards, including Sports Personalities of the Year by ESPN, Personalities of the Year by the Dallas Chapter of American Women in Radio and TV, Dallas Observer Sports Talk Show of the Year, and Best Radio Program by the Ft Worth Weekly.
Sportsradio 1310 the Ticket, a live and local sports-talk station located in Dallas, Texas, guarantees big name guests and breaking sports news first. The Official Home of the Dallas Cowboys, the Ticket can be found on the dial at 1310am and 104.1fm. The Ticket received the 2007 NAB Marconi Award for Best Sports Station in the country.
So long Hammer. I pray that you can get your life back together.
I heard bits of this on The Hardline this past Friday, but Dallas radio station KZPS is changing formats. Make that has changed formats. As of today the Clear Channel station is Lone Star 92.5 playing Outlaw Country + Classic Rock + Alternative Country.
They are also changing the way they do advertising. No long commercial breaks, more sponsored programming. I think we will see much more of this in the future. I remember The Ticket playing around with this a few times in the past.
[Update] Side story, FrontBurner notes how DallasNews.com is using the NY Times as a source on this story instead of doing their own news gathering. I believe it is just another sign of the times. Newspapers as we know them are dying rather quickly. Just wait until the environmental movement puts them in their cross-hairs!