Global Radio To Axe Up To 30 Jobs
July 7, 2008 at 5:19 AM (PT)
U.K.'s GLOBAL RADIO, owner of the LBC, GALAXY and HEART stations, is set to cut up to 30 jobs as part of what it has called a "prudent reaction to the current economic climate." The company confirmed that a "number of employees" were "entering into the redundancy consultation process," but refused to say how many or in what areas.
However, MEDIAGUARDIAN.CO.UK understands that cuts are to be made across programming, human resources, technology and among journalists across the brands that were previously owned by CHRYSALIS RADIO.
LBC Senior producer STEVE CAMPEN, who is currently overseeing former LONDON Mayor KEN LIVINGSTONE's program, is set to leave the station after more than 20 years' service.
A GLOBAL RADIO spokeswoman said, "We can confirm that a number of employees at GLOBAL RADIO across the U.K. are entering into the redundancy consultation process. RICHARD PARK, the acting Chief Executive of GLOBAL RADIO, has decided to take this action as a prudent reaction to the current economic climate."