Merlin Media To Assume Control At WRXP/New York And Q101/Chicago Later This Week
July 11, 2011 at 1:55 PM (PT)
Sources have confirmed to ALL ACCESS that THURSDAY, JULY 14th will be the last day for several employees of EMMIS Alternative WRXP/NEW YORK and sister Alternative WKQX (Q101)/CHICAGO, as MERLIN MEDIA officially takes over the stations.
While there's a chance that at least some of the current staffers will be offered positions with MERLIN, the information given to RXP and Q101 staffers TODAY (7/11), indicate that MERLIN will assume programming and sales control of the stations on FRIDAY, JULY 15th.
Whether MERLIN will flip formats that day is unknown.
What's more, rumors have it that MERLIN personnel are rebuilding news studios for the stations as we speak, and expect to have them ready at that time.
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ALL ACCESS has learned that Q101 full-time air staff will exit on THURSDAY. Reach out to:
STEVE TINGLE (mornings) at Stingle@ymail.com
BRIAN SHERMAN (mornings) at email@example.com
ELECTRA (middays) at firstname.lastname@example.org
TIM VIRGIN (afternoons) at email@example.com
TIM POGO (nights) at firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, WLUP Marketing & Promotions Director JUSTIN "JIMI" HENDRIX is out. Reach him at email@example.com.