Whitney Johnson Exits WDAE/Tampa
January 17, 2011 at 4:22 AM (PT)
Among several reported CLEAR CHANNEL news cuts nationwide last week was Sports WDAE-A (THE SPORTS ANIMAL)/TAMPA update anchor WHITNEY JOHNSON, according to the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES.
JOHNSON, the first voice heard on the Sports format at 620 AM when it launched in 1998, told the TIMES' TOM JONES, "It has been a great run. It's a sad day, but I'm grateful for the opportunity to do what I did at 620. It was a good ride."
More Layoffs Nationwide
Meanwhile, CNYRADIO.COM reports that CLEAR CHANNEL has cut two news staffers at Talk WSYR-F/SYRACUSE, and ABC affiliate WQOW-TV/EAU CLAIRE, WI reports that newsman KEITH EDWARDS has exited the CLEAR CHANNEL EAU CLAIRE cluster.
In SACRAMENTO, news reporter/traffic anchor CHRISTINE SHORT is one of five news staffers to exit the cluster, which includes Talk KFBK-A and KSTE-A, Urban AC KHYL (V101.1), Hot AC KGBY (MY 92.5), Adult Hits KQJK (JACK FM), and Classic Hits KHLX (CLASSIC 93.1). Reach her at email@example.com or (916) 849-8890.