Emmis Cuts 46 Positions In Five Markets
February 6, 2008 at 5:32 PM (PT)
EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS has cut 46 positions in LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK, ST. LOUIS, AUSTIN and CHICAGO.
In LOS ANGELES, three on-air talents were affected. Top 40/Rhythmic KPWR (POWER 106) afternoon co-host TIO is out, as is night stud MIGUEL. Get to TITO at (626) 367-1258, and find MIGUEL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over at sister Rhythmic AC KMVN (MOVIN' 93.9), afternooner MARIO FUENTES is out. Get to him at (801)637-0590 or Markmk3@aol.com. Several others in off-air posts left the cluster as well.
EMMIS released this statement regarding the cuts:
"YESTERDAY, a total of 46 positions were eliminated in our LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK, ST. LOUIS, AUSTIN and CHICAGO (1 position) radio markets. An additional dozen employees will have reduced hours or changed positions. Very few positions were in sales; many were part-time employees. Like many of our industry peers, EMMIS took these steps as an expense reduction effort and to better position the company. EMMIS provided a generous severance package and extended benefits to all the affected employees. No further eliminations are planned."
On The North Ave. Beach
In CHICAGO, EMMIS Alternative WKQX (Q101.1) and Classic Rock WLUP (97.9 THE LOOP) Interactive Program Mgr. ALEX QUIGLEY exits due to budget cuts. QUIGLEY also did weekends at Q101.1.
Reach out to QUIGLEY at (661) 343-2467 or email@example.com.
Meanwhile, Q101.1 Asst. MD NICOLE GAMBOA takes on MD duties of HD2 stations, "LOOP LOUD" and "Q2." CHRIS SEVENING will manage both stations iTUNES stores, podcast networks, and in-stream spot management.
Former CD101.9 Staffers Seek Work
A lot of very talented folks lost their jobs YESTERDAY when EMMIS Smooth Jazz WQCD/NEW YORK flipped to Rock as WRXP (NET NEWS 2/05). Here are some who'd like to be considered for other opportunities:
Morning co-host DENNIS QUINN, (203) 767-6924
Morning co-host LIZ ANDREWS, (212) 203-6343, or LizAndrewz@aol.com.
MD/overnights CAROLYN BEDNARSKI (646) 263-3738 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Evenings SHARON DAVIS (201) 337-5581
And, here some part-timers who need work:
AMY McLANE, (717) 871-0174 or email@example.com
ROBIN MARSHALL, office (631) 462 2656, cell (631) 816-5373 or Robin@RobinMarshall.com
LINDA BRUNO, (646) 221-6702 or Linda@LindaBruno.com
BATT JOHNSON, Battbop@aol.com
MERYL KUBRIK, Jazzjetter@aol.com
MARK FARRELL (201) 344-7138
BILL BUCHNER (203) 981-8318 firstname.lastname@example.org
And, over at crosshall Urban AC WRKS (98.7 KISS-FM), 4 year middayer KESHA MONK exits. She's also the co-host of the nationally syndicated countdown show, "RANDY JACKSON's HIT LIST". Reach KESHA at (917) 309-4858 or email@example.com.
Meanwhile, changes in AUSTIN: Rocker KLBJ Promotion Dir. BRAD COLLIER and his assistant GUS ELLIOTT, who are both downsized. Over at Adult Hits KBPA (BOB-FM) Promotion Dir. ADAM ROMIG eixts. Replacing them is SARAH MARQUEZ from the EMMIS MARKETING GROUP.
In the GATEWAY CITY, Alternative KPNT (105.7 THE POINT)/ST. LOUIS Programming Asst. JOHNNY ORR and overnighter/weekender EMMETT ANDREWS exit.