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Big changes at 103.3 ESPN

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Macnalty, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Macnalty

    Macnalty Active Member

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  2. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

    BringBackThatOleTimeBoys Active Member

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    Who's hurting their ratings?

    The Ticket?

    The Fan?
  3. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    I'm not huge fans of any of those guys, but if Colin Cowherd is the answer you're asking the wrong question.
  4. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't aware that Ben and Skin weren't doing well. They seemed to have a loyal following. I certainly enjoyed them. Not for their insight, but they were funny.

    Wonder if they'll head on over to the fan.
  5. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Looking at at their twitter, guess they turned down ESPN's "final offer" on a new contract, but they claim they'll be back soon... Maybe on a different station or maybe with more money from ESPN, who knows.

    I know this, I'll never listen to Cowherd. Don't know how anyone can stand that guy.
  6. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised Nate Newton lasted this long. The guy was terrible for radio, IMO. Ben and Skin is a surprise though.
  7. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    :bow:
  8. Macnalty

    Macnalty Active Member

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    The Arbitron ratings were released on Friday, you can connect the dots for the Friday afternoon meetings.
    I personally liked listening to them but I was not a huge fan. Enjoyed their shtick , they are very talented and may be a little too forward thinking for the DFW audience who are in love with the Ticket and still listen to Randy Galloway and Norm Hitzges religiously.
  9. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    Why is that? The guy gets ratings.
  10. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Didn't even know that Greggo had disappeared again. Gawd, the fan is a clown car on fire.
  11. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    No doubt he's a provocateur, but it's not my thing.
  12. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Whats really weird about ESPN 1033 is that everytime they start a new show they don't offer an explanation or anything. They just go straight into it with someone else.
  13. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    I don't read it like they just got fired. I read it like they tried to play hardball on the money they want, 103 played back, and they lost the game of chicken... For now. They probably feel like they can just go to the Fan if ESPN won't pay them what they want. (BTW, anyone have any clue what these guys get paid?)

    I used to not be able to stand them, but I think they turned into a pretty good show. They did get some good guests and Ben in particular had some good sources.

    But there's no way Fitzsimmons and Durrett can carry four hours every day... No way. So it doesn't look like this was planned out.

    Who knows, B&S may even be back soon.
  14. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    That seems to be radio in general. Guys get canned or stations completely change formats without any notice or explanation.
  15. HoustonFrog

    HoustonFrog Well-Known Member

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    We agree on this. I find him offensive in how he treats his callers and anyone else. Weasel.
  16. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

    BringBackThatOleTimeBoys Active Member

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    My guess is they say nothing to bring as little attention (i.e. negativity) as possible.

    Having said that, society in general says "no reply" too much...too busy, but often too gutless. Definitely too rude.
  17. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    seems to happen all across radio. I never understood it.
  18. the_h0wey

    the_h0wey Well-Known Member

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    The Ticket kills every other Sports station in Dallas when it comes to ratings. Ben and Skin will not go back to the fan.
  19. BlueStar22

    BlueStar22 Well-Known Member

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    Never liked Ben and Skin, even when they were on the Ticket.
  20. the_h0wey

    the_h0wey Well-Known Member

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    I enjoy them in very small doses.

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