KING Cuts Three
September 29, 2009 at 7:49 AM (PT)
CLASSICAL RADIO INC. Classical KING/SEATTLE has laid off three staff members this week, reports CROSSCUT.COM, which writes, "Gone are three very familiar presences: midday host STEVE REEDER, overnight and fill-in host (and former longtime KING PD) PETER NEWMAN and evening host GIGI YELLEN."
REEDER and NEWMAN were with KING for decades, while YELLEN spent about six years with the station.
Station manager JENNIFER RIDEWOOD said in a phone interview with CROSSCUT that the three were let go in a cost-cutting move.