Sturm steps up to the role following the retirement of former co-host, Mike Rhyner, while Danny Balis continues in his role as show producer. “The Hardline” airs Monday through Friday from 3:00pm-7:00pm CST.
In addition to the afternoon drive move, current “BaD Radio” producer Jake Kemp has been promoted and will now co-host “BaD Radio” with Dan McDowell. McDowell and Kemp have been with The Ticket since 2000 and 2009, respectively.
Dan Bennett, Regional Vice President, Cumulus Dallas/Houston, and Dallas Market Manager said: “Bob Sturm has earned the trust and following from our listeners for over 20 years and is one of the finest sports talk talents in America. This move made perfect sense and we are excited to entertain our listeners with the new afternoon drive team of Bob Sturm and Corby Davidson, and with Jake Kemp and Dan McDowell for BaD Radio in middays.”
Thanks for the insane amount of feedback today. This is a move that all of us are all-in on because we love the Ticket and are determined to keep it strong for years to come. It won't happen overnight, but we will get there. Fired up for that #3to7 run starting tomorrow. Ep #1— Bob Sturm (@SportsSturm) February 11, 2020
Bob Sturm noted: “Our station lost an absolute icon in Mike Rhyner to retirement and we must all pull together to bridge that gap. I am honored to join forces with The Hardline’s Corby Davidson and Danny Balis to see what we can dream up from 3-7pm and we can’t wait to get to our mighty challenge. Dan McDowell and Jake Kemp will make a fantastic duo themselves from Noon to 3. Dan McDowell is the closest friend I might ever find in this business and I owe him an immeasurable debt.”
Corby Davidson added: “I am very excited to have Bob Sturm join us from 3 to 7. I don’t need to rattle off his credentials; he is money, plain and simple. He’s been a great friend over the past two decades and now I can’t wait for him to add to the wildly successful tradition of The Hardline on the Ticket. We are going to have a blast!”