Sirius XM Sheds 'At Least 30' Staffers
November 14, 2008 at 11:17 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS has learned that there has been another round of layoffs at SIRIUS XM, this time affecting NEW YORK-based employees most of whom worked for SIRIUS pre-merger.
Confirmed casualties include: MIKE PETERS, Director of Standards and Broadway; SHIRLEY MALDONADO, Director of Latin and Contemporary Jazz; TONYA BYRD, PD of the now-defunct HOT JAMZ channel, and SIRIUS LOVE; HOWARD MARCUS, PD of the now-defunct BEAT 36 and AREA 38; BRIAN ATWOOD, PD of SIRIUS POPS; WAYNE MAYO, PD of SOUL TOWN and the now-defunct BACKSPIN; MATT ABROMOWITZ, PD of SIRIUS BLUES and PURE JAZZ; and ANDREA KARR, PD of CLASSIC REWIND and HAIR NATION.
Additional staffers have also reportedly been "downsized." These layoffs come on the heels of approximately 80 WASHINGTON, DC-based staffers who also received pink slips recently.