KPAC/San Antonio Cuts Local Staff, Adds Classical 24
August 9, 2013 at 4:07 AM (PT)
TEXAS PUBLIC RADIO Classical KPAC/SAN ANTONIO has dropped its local programming and local air staff in favor of MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO's syndicated CLASSICAL 24 service, reports the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS' JEANNE JAKLE.
Five hosts, DEIRDRE SARAVIA, JOHN CLARE, RANDY ANDERSON, JAMES BAKER, and RON MOORE, were let go but offered part-time positions, and SARAVIA, who also hosts a World Music show on sister News-Talk KSTX, has accepted, producing short segments for KPAC.
VP/Interim GM WAYNE COBLE told JAKLE that KPAC was "running in the red" for many years and the cuts would save about $200,000 per year and help the organization support KSTX, which he said had been subsidizing the Classical format.