It’s the end of an era in Dallas radio.
Mike Rhyner’s voice will no longer be a daily part of “The Hardline” on KTCK, the radio station where he’s been on the air for 26 years. He is one of the founders of that radio station and its all-sports talk concept.
He made the announcement himself on social media, telling his followers before anyone else.
“It’s time for me to step away from The Ticket, and that’s what I’m going to do,” he said.
“I love everything about the radio station … all those things we’ve done have been the most meaningful experience that I have ever had, and I will miss it terribly,” he said.
Rhyner grew up in Oak Cliff and graduated from Kimball High School.
“It was about an idyllic a place to grow up as you can possibly imagine,” he told The Advocate in 2012. “It was all families. There wasn’t a whole lot that happened out there. It was like the Cleavers’ neighborhood, almost. It was really a great place to grow up.”
We also interviewed “The Old Grey Wolf” back in 1999, and that interview is worth a read too.