From The Ticktionary
- n. Pecentage of radio listening Dallas males, ages 25-54 who partake of the HardLine. Really HUGE as far as radio numbers go
- 1-ball line
- (wən bȯl līn) , n. 787-1225. Phone line other than the main line or celluar. Generally reserved for reindeer games and contest response. Also see -- John Kruk Line
- 2-minute drill
- (tü mi-nət dril) , n. Closing ritual of virtually every HardLine show. Always an unwieldy prospect from a remote location.
- 4-hour Ticket Ticker
- (fȯr au̇(-ə)r ti-kət ti-kər) , n. The Throwdown. Named such because it's host are weekday Ticker Gurus Followill and Phillips.
- 3 tenents of the HardLine
- (thrē ˈte-nəts əv thə härd-ˈlīn) , n. Packaging, minimizing and distancing.
- 6 simple edicts
- (siks sim-pəl ē-ˌdikts) , n. Rules to follow when participating in the 2-minute drill. They are as follows:
- You get 30 seconds, or until we determine you story has become tiresome. Whichever happens first.
- Start whatever you have to say with the words, "I think that."
- Be ready to go when we come to you.
- Turn your radio off.
- Don't ask us how we are.
- Don't expect anything from us by way of response or reply.
Adhere to these six, simple edicts and this can go wherever you like.
- 17 Days
- n. Song by "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince" whose intro provides the theme music for Chris Arnold's show.
- 60 more minutes of the Hardline
- (siks-tē mȯr ˈmi-nəts əv thə härd-ˈlīn) , n. The dulcet tones of Jordan Rhyner announcing the final hour of the Hardline. Usually heard at the six o' clock hour. This was a take-off on an ESPN spot for their NFL Gameday.
- Arnold, Chris
- (är' neld) , n. The hardest working man in Ticket-dom. Master of all-media. Keeper of the Ten to Noon spot. Voted "Most Likely to Die of Exhaustion" by his high school peers.
- Arnett, Rick
- (är' net) , n. Aged producer of the Rocco Pendola show. Also, host of the Ticket's golf show, The Tee Box. Also see -- Geezer.
- The Angry Board Op
- n. Dave Lane. Also -- Gen-X Davey. As it was so glaringly shown on July 3, 1998, I am fallible. This referred to Gen-X Davey during a period when the Laddy was bouncing him from position to position within the station. He wasn't happy about it. This name comes from the period when Dave was the board-op for the HardLine.
- Bad Karma
- (bad ˈkär-mə) , n. Negative energy. Accumulation usually proportional to the amount of dark shtick offered.
- Bag of Chips
- (bag əv chips) , adj. Over and above. All that and a bag of chips.
- Bayless, Skip
- (ba- les) , n. One of the Ticket Originals. Keeper of the 6 to 9 weekday mornings slot. As one source put, "Bayless was worthless . . . great in print, but never really understood the radio biz." Also -- Dr. Bay
- Beaten Down
- (ˈbē-tən ˈdau̇n) , v. Overloaded, exasperated or exhausted by circumstances, events or abuse. Boy, I'm beaten down by Nate's shenanigans. -- beat one down, beating one down Also see -- Whipped.
- (bi-ˈhē-məth) , n. See Niemuth, Rodney
- (blu) , adj. Predictable color of the humor on the HardLine.
- Bohemian Rant
- (Bo·he·mē-ən rant) , n. Essentially, the Gordon Keith Show. Currently occupying the Seven to Ten, Saturday morning slot. Formerly relegated to the limbo of late Saturday night.
- (bȯid) , n. Hometown of Greg Williams. What do you get when you gather up all the Boyd High School cheerleaders? A full set of teeth.
- Broadcast Valhalla
- (ˈbrȯd-ˌkast val-ˈha-lə) , n. The new high-tech studios at 3500 Maple overlooking beautiful Riverchon Park. Also see -- Nurturing Bosom of the Mothership.
- (brə-thə) , n. Friend. Compadre. Compatriot. Often pronounced with exaggerated and extended tones. Renee' Siler's got it goin' on. I'm right there with ya, brutha.