Matt Patrick Out At Cumulus/Albany
June 3, 2009 at 6:00 AM (PT)
CUMULUS/ALBANY, GA's MATT PATRICK exits after seven years with CUMULUS, 11 years in the ALBANY market and almost 20 years in the industry, reports THE ALBANY HERALD.
Asked by THE HERALD if he was angry, "What would being angry accomplish?" PATRICK said as he discussed his termination TUESDAY afternoon. "Is my being angry going to get me my job back? No, it's not. No, I'm not angry. I'm just disappointed. It's painful to see an industry that I still love collapsing under its own weight."
"In addition to his lack of anger over the decision to let him go, PATRICK is quick to deflect blame from the man who will take his place as OM of the seven-station cluster. JERRY BUTLER, who serves as Market Manager of the stations before MONDAY's decision was announced. BUTLER is also expected to take over the afternoon air shift at ROCK 103.
"JERRY is my replacement, essentially, but he's one of the best bosses I've ever had, one of the most capable I've ever worked for in my almost 20 years in the industry," PATRICK said. "I truly believe under his direction, the (CUMULUS) stations will do fine. I honestly hope I get an opportunity to work for him again one day."