More job cuts at Clear Channel

Jon

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Clear Channel eliminates another 3 percent of work force

Tampa Bay Business Journal

Clear Channel Communications Inc., which owns 13 radio stations in the Tampa Bay area, said Tuesday it will cut 590 jobs in the coming days, some of which will be on-air personalities.
The cuts come just months after Clear Channel handed pink slips to 1,850 workers, or 9 percent of its nationwide work force, mostly in the sales office.
Specifics on where the layoffs will occur were not disclosed, but Clear Channel said job cuts would involve engineering, accounting and customer service jobs.
“Like all media companies, Clear Channel Radio has to adjust its business to the realities of the current economy and advertising market,†said spokeswoman Lisa Dollinger in a statement.
 

goreds2

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700WLW Cincinnati made some cuts about a month ago.

It's a dark day at Clear Channel. "SportsTalk" host Paul Daugherty has been laid off. He's apparently being replaced by Lance McAlister from sister station Homer WCKY-AM. In fact, the WLW-AM Forum page lists "SportsTalk with Lance McAlister" already. See it here.
I'm hearing many other changes too... just haven't confirmed yet. Sports blogger C Trent Rosecrans also could be out. He just sent out a Twitter message saying: "What does one wear to get laid off? Decisions, decisions?" .............

Cincinnati Enquirer | Cincinnati PluckPersona | Cincinnati.Com
 

jduffy

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Let's see they keep cutting personalities so the programming becomes increasingly boring. Then they cut salespeople who sell advertising that helps the station stay afloat.

I really have to ask myself what in the F.....K are they doing? Are complete idiots running the ClearChannel company? Nothing they are doing is going to help that company survive. Losing listeners and revenue is a sure-fire way to crash and burn a company.
 

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They fired the producer and sidekick on Cleveland's WTAM afternoon drive show. The number one show in most ratings periods, they just found out about their latest #1 before being fired:

Producer Marty Allen (27 year radio vet) described his day in tones of disbelief. “They said, ‘You're Number 1, congratulations,’ at 11 a.m. At 5:15 p.m., they said, ‘Your services are no longer needed. Have a nice day. There's the elevator.’â€

Management waited for a "bathroom break" to terminate folks immediately. The host (Mike Trivisonno) had to finish the show solo, not allowed to speak about the recent firings.
 

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It's always sad when people are laid off but Clear Channel has been sinking for a while now. People have had plenty of time to rethink their careers. Get out of radio if you can. Don't go into radio. It's a lost cause.