Shakeups At Radio One
August 29, 2008 at 9:26 AM (PT)
We're heading into the LABOR DAY holiday weekend, and changes were expected -- but this still comes as a shocker, as RADIO ONE/ATLANTA slashes some 20 positions at the cluster.
Out at Urban WHTA (HOT 107.9)/ATLANTA, is the morning show, "THE A-TEAM." GRIFF and AKINI exit, with RASHAN ALI reportedly moving to middays and EMPEROR SEARCY filling late afternoons. Additionally, middayer MARIA MORE and late nighter PEZO are out.
Reports have the SYNDICATION ONE syndicated RICKEY SMILEY SHOW replacing THE A TEAM for wakeups.
Elsewhere in the cluster, Gospel WPZE morning host SONIA HAMM exits and RENE MILLER is out of afternoons at Smooth Jazz WJZZ
Layoffs Hit Ohio
ALL ACCESS has also learned that several full-time and part-time staffers are out at RADIO One Urban WZAK and Urban AC WENZ/CLEVELAND. WZAK and WJMO Production Dir. DAN ZULLO is confirmed out.
In CINCINNATI Urban AC WMOJ PD PHILLIP MARCH is out.
In COLUMBUS, Urban WCKX PM driver B. SLIM has exited along with production director ED DOZIER.
Are additional changes coming to other RADIO ONE outlets TODAY? Stay tuned.