Layoffs At Entercom Nationwide
October 16, 2008 at 8:50 PM (PT)
ALL ACCESS reported YESTERDAY (NET NEWS 10/15) that ENTERCOM CEO DAVID FIELD had informed the radio group through an in-house communique that to survive in the current economic downturn, ENTERCOM will be cutting back on certain things. One in particular: Matching contributions to 401(k) plans will be suspended "indefinitely with a plan to reinstate it at some point in the future, after the economy recovers."
Now in addition to the financial change, ALL ACCESS has learned of job cuts at the company.
Word is that in BOSTON upwards of 10 people are out as Talker WRKO-A middayer REESE HOPKINS is replaced by TALK RADIO NETWORK's LAURA INGRAHAM. And, WRKO-A morning producers ANDREW STECKER and RICH TETER are in need of new jobs. Word is that at WRKO & WEEI Nat'l Sales Mgr DONALD ST. SAVEUR and Marketing Dir. LAURA REIDER are displaced, and over at Active Rocker WAAF, "The Hill-Man Morning Show" producer DAVE DiGIANDO is out.
ALL ACCESS has confirmed that ENTERCOM/KANSAS CITY VP/Co-Market Mgr. HERNDON HASTY is out, as is Alternative KRBZ (96.5 THE BUZZ)/KANSAS CITY PD GREG BERGEN (913-696-1725 or email@example.com) and Sports KCSP-A reporter RHONDA MOSS, and word is that others in the cluster are awaiting pink slips.
Hot AC WMYX/MILWAUKEE MIKE NELSON is out and can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 412-9523. Now Top 40 WXSS (103.7 KISS FM) OM/PD BRIAN V. KELLY picks up the PD duties at WMYX. Over at sister Sports WSSP, CLIFF SAUNDERS is out.
Classic Rock/Classic Hits KQMT/DENVER PD BEAU RAINES leaves the building. Find him at email@example.com. Also leaving ENTERCOM/DENVER are Hot AC KALC morning co-host JENNIFER WILDE (Jenwilde@aol.com), KOSI morning show proucer GUV LANDRUM, and Adult Standards KEZW-A afternooner SKY WALKER.
At ENTERCOM/SACRAMENTO, Top 40 KDND (107.9 THE END) middayer ALECIA B is out. Find her at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 766-1019. Station Mgr./PD DAN MASON will go back on the air and handle 10a-1p and MD CHRISTOPHER K will stretch from 1-6p. Word is there are more folks out at this cluster.
Nine people were let go in PORTLAND. The list of cuts includes Alternative KNRK morning show producer BRIAN BLAIR.
More changes as we hear about them.