Report: WLW Asks Client To Take Former Staffer's Voice Off Spots
June 25, 2010 at 11:33 AM (PT)
The CINCINNATI ENQUIRER's JOHN KIESEWETTER is reporting that CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WLW-A/CINCINNATI has told a client that it cannot use a former WLW and sister Talk WKRC-A traffic reporter's voice on its spots.
KIESWETTER reports that TARGET WORLD has been told to remove JOHN PHILLIPS' voice from its spots. PHILLIPS, who was let go by CLEAR CHANNEL in a budget cut in 2007, now works as the building manager for the TRIBUNE TOWER, home of the TRIBUNE CO., WGN-A/CHICAGO, and the CHICAGO TRIBUNE; WGN lured MIKE MCCONNELL from WLW and tried to do the same to BILL CUNNINGHAM, who taped TV pilots for TRIBUNE but chose to remain with WLW for radio.
PHILLIPS e-mailed KIESEWETTER, "The small minds at the Death Star (CLEAR CHANNEL) have done it again. I've been doing the TARGET WORLD commercials almost as far back as the groundhog episode and that was 15 years ago. They told the owner he'll have to start using someone else ... It's a shame. JP"