‘Grubes’ to Leave The Ticket

Michael Gruber mans the board at The Ticket. (Staff photo: Chris McGathey)

My wife called me yesterday afternoon with breaking news: Michael “Grubes” Gruber is leaving The Ticket, our favorite radio station. As a board operator/technical director, Grubes has brought our family great joy over the years through his hilarious “drops,” out-of-context pieces of audio that he skillfully inserts into the hosts’ conversations. But Grubes — a Jesuit grad and SMU dropout who grew up in Preston Hollow — has decided to walk away from the radio biz and go back to school. I imagine the son of a successful lawyer and a leading Realtor would like to make more money than whatever a board op earns. Stay hard, Grubes! [Touching off-mic tribute]

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