They were offered a deal. They declined.
They were taken off the air February 25, 2012, three years after they replaced Michael Irvin in the late mornings. On March 1 they became free agents.
Veterans of “The Ticket” KTCK-AM 1310-AM and KRLD-FM The Fan 105.3, they are optimistic that they will land a new gig. Soon.
The Dallas Morning News reports Ben & Skin may have trailed the competition in the ratings, but they generated revenue from a loyal cadre of advertisers who presumably will follow them.
Craig Fenech is Ben & Skin’s agent. He also represents The Ticket’s Bob Sturm and Dan McDowell as well as Fan morning man Shan Shariff.
Fenech said ESPN’s offer to his clients was “multiyear” but contained “windows.”
Translation: The station had built-in outs. Station manager Tom Lee said he had to move forward when ESPN’s final offer was rejected.
Ben & Skin preferred more stability.