The Lowdown on "The Throwdown"
It's not quite as big a deal as when Dale Hansen jumped ship, but there's another on-air change at KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket). RIP, "The Throwdown." Kevin Scott, who earned his extremely modest fame and fortune doing sports update "tickers" on "The Hardline" afternoon show and teaming with Rich Phillips on "The Throwdown" fill-in show, is leaving The Ticket for ESPN Radio in Austin. The 34-year-old Scott, at The Ticket since 1997 and a member of the extremely exclusive Max Miller alumni tree, will join Austin's ESPN-AM (1530), which already has a decided Dallas flava with regular appearances from Dallas Morning News University of Texas beat writer Chip Brown and longtime metroplex radio voice Wally Lynn. Scott will co-host a 3-7 p.m. weekday show in Austin with former Denver Broncos lineman Dan Neal.
Scott ends his Ticket career Friday afternoon and will be on the air at his new gig Saturday at 8 a.m. for the UT pre-game show. "I can't begin to tell you how much I'll miss 'The Throwdown,'" Scott says sarcastically. "Maybe Rich and I will do some podcasts, allowing it to live on through iTunes." Somehow, Ticket listeners must trudge on without Scott's wit, which was on display during last Thursday's final "Throwdown." Pondered Scott to morning host George Dunham, "In space, does Uranus contract when it's cold?"--Richie Whitt