How a Sports Talk Station May Also Be the Best For Music Fans: A Report From Ticketstock

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Mike Brooks
Ticketstock 2012

Other highlights included local folk hero and Hardline co-host Corby Davidson, who did a solo acoustic number that was an ode to the Carnival Triumph fiasco, while board ops Jake Kemp and TC Fleming performed a rap set to Juvenile's "Back that Ass Up." Mike and Cash Sirois took their stage time to take aim at much (deservedly) maligned Night Time host Scott Farrell with a parody of "You Can Call Me Al" that saw them bring out ex-Ticketer Michael "Grubes" Gruber.

After we were treated to Billy Idol's "Flesh for Fantasy" by Gordon Keith, a.k.a. the only man to Between Two Ferns Zach Galifianakis, the crowd was witness to the annual tradition of BaD radio performing a series of commercials that the station keeps in rotation. These included takes on the Chili's "Baby Back Ribs" theme and a performance of the Jerry Jones Papa Johns Rap that was done by the legendary Fake Jerry Jones (Keith doing his best impression).

The night came to a close with a performance of "Sweet Hardline" that saw most of the performers taking the stage to sing along with the crowd's "oh oh ohs." It was a fitting end to a day that saw crowds in the hundreds leave work early to not only see the station's talent perform musically, but to witness a day of shows. Really, it's hard to imagine another station that would inspire people to come out to not only watch them jokingly perform songs, but sit around and do their jobs. Maybe the young man I met on the DART rail said it best: The Ticket isn't just a thing you listen to, it's a life style.

See also:
-Slideshow: Scenes from Ticketstock 2011
-The Daily Fail: Tribute Bands

From the notebook:

Mike Rhyner was wearing the greatest t-shirt I have ever seen, with an Elston Howard number. For those of you not in the know, Howard was the first African American New York Yankee and the first to win an American League MVP.

Corby Davidson was responsible for the two funniest slights of the night, as mid-way through his acoustic performance he dropped his lyric sheet and during the Hardline Band's performance he forgot the lyrics to "Keep on Rockin With The Hardline."


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20 comments
buttgazoo
buttgazoo

HELP PLEASE. We cannot go to this page without each little Flash program of musical video's launching. Trust me, there is nothing more disconcerting or annoying than FOUR musical video's launching all at once, then sounding off like a Persian bizarre! Webmaster, fix this oversight or else I will be left with no alternative but to start climbing the corporate ladder knocking every door until I find someone with the chops to do somefhing about this, there is NO reason a professional webpage should have as it's first goal to piss off or annoy their customer or reader. Do I have something wrong here??

Joshstruckoutagain
Joshstruckoutagain

Good article, great station and Ticketstock is big fun..went last year but didn't make it this year.

RAYGILLEY
RAYGILLEY

UPBOAT THIS IS YOU CAME FROM REDDIT.COM/R/THETICKET !!!!!!1

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

From noon to seven The Ticket is amazing radio. 10-12 is good when there is a big sports story. I like Craig and George, but Gordo ruins the morning Musers. Gordo thinks he is way funnier than he is.

Really35
Really35

What are the missing words in "Gordon Keith, a.k.a. the only man to Between Two Ferns Zach Galifianakis"? Only man to .. what?

Todd Kent
Todd Kent

Radio? Is that still a thing?

Todd Kent
Todd Kent

Radio? Is that still a thing?

Doug Hackey
Doug Hackey

Those are the two ticket chicks Trent got his picture with this morning!

Kristi Peal Salazar
Kristi Peal Salazar

I adore all of them. Couldn't imagine not listening to The Ticket every day!

Jeff Simons
Jeff Simons

Girl on the left looks so creeped out.

Jeff Simons
Jeff Simons

Girl on the left looks so creeped out.

tb9513
tb9513

How can I count the errors in this article? Mike Ryner fronts Petty Theft. Former Ticket staff fronts Pepper Thft. Spinderella was on BaD radio this week not The Hardline. I could keep going but whats the point.

sean.tinsley
sean.tinsley

FYI, Rhyner's band is "Petty Theft" Michael Gruber's band is Pepper Theft (Red Hot Chili Peppers cover).

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

what these guys have done with local radio, so constistently for so many years, have to rank them up there with Dallas radio legends like KLIF or Ron Chapman. lately i've been lamenting the loss of Soul 73 as the last of old time radio. what the Ticket has done without corporate interference, especially in this day and age, is pretty amazing.

JaimesonPaul
JaimesonPaul

@tb9513 Blame me for writing at 3am. I fully cop to the Pepper Theft thing, huge mistake on my part. 


As for Spinderella, I was implying she was on the station, not the Hardline. Lousy writing on my part. 

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

oh and don't forget Wilonsky occasionally spins tracks there!

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