Hundreds Cut By Clear Channel Yesterday
If You Lost Your Job, Please E-mail Us Your Information
October 28, 2011 at 3:35 AM (PT)
YESTERDAY (NET NEWS 10/26) was a tough day for many of our friends in radio, as ALL ACCESS reported that the rumored CLEAR CHANNEL layoffs were underway. The cuts took place primarily in the smaller markets -- with a few exceptions.
One outgoing programmer told ALL ACCESS, "They simply told me that programming would be delivered in a different manner, eliminating the need for my position."
A CLEAR CHANNEL spokesperson explained to ALL ACCESS that the layoffs were not budget related -- rather were a new programming strategy from CLEAR CHANNEL. "We're launching a new strategy for our regional market radio stations that will improve local programming in smaller markets by using assets and resources in those markets that their competitors don't have. It reflects new approaches to programming, talent, technology and other valuable resources -- based on CLEAR CHANNEL's most effective and efficient stations."
CLEAR CHANNEL declined to comment on specific names or totals of persons leaving the company. But ALL ACCESS is hearing an estimate that it's "many hundreds of folks" who are part of the "reduction in force."
If you are affected by these cuts, and wish to let your peers know how to contact you, please e-mail any of our editors: JOEL DENVER, PAT GILLEN, JEFF SILBERMAN, PERRY SIMON, SHAWN ALEXANDER, ED BROWN, DAVE HOEFFEL, PETE JONES, MARK STRICKLAND, JIM ASKER, KAREN GOODNER, ELICE CUFF, JACKIE CHAPMAN, DOUG LaGAMBINA, or JERRY BOULDING with your information or that of someone you know who has left the company.
Many of the names of people who lost their jobs is published here. ALL ACCESS is providing this list in an effort to help these folks reconnect as quickly as possible.
Some More Of The Professionals Who Were Cut
CLEAR CHANNEL/INDIANAPOLIS (NORTH CENTRAL) Production Pool Manager and WFBQ/WRZX/WNDE Production Manager TIM DENNISTON, firstname.lastname@example.org
CLEAR CHANNEL/OMAHA Production Director SANDY SMITH, Promotions Director KEVIN SIMONSON
KHJZ & KUCD/HONOLULU PD RYAN SEAN, email@example.com, (808) 779-8680 and KUCD middayer/Production Director HAZ-MATT
KHVH-A/HONOLULU afternooner MIKE BUCK, Morning Show Producer JOE KING, Creative Services Director REBECCA PENNEY, weekender STEVE BOHLEN, and Board Op. FRANC KAMU
KKED/Fairbanks MD/on air MIKE CROSBY
KSSK-A/F/HONOLULU night-timer CHRIS PETERS
KUCD/HONOLULU Air Talent/cluster Production Dir. MATTHEW "HAZ-MATT" WELLS. firstname.lastname@example.org
METRO TRAFFIC National Production Dir. JP SPEES exits. Reach him at Jandmspees@sbcglobal.net
METRO TRAFFIC/SAN FRANCISCO, CA Sports/Traffic and News reporter TERI ROUSE, email@example.com (925) 324-7494.
WDVI and WKGS/ROCHESTER, NY PD JOE BONACCI. Joeb2008@hotmail.com
WIMT/LIMA, OH morning host DAVE FULTON, firstname.lastname@example.org
WJJS & WJJX/ROANOKE-LYNCHBURG, VA Nights/Production DREW "SLATER" PASTOREK, email@example.com (309) 716-8603
WKGB/BINGHAMTON MD/afternooner TIM BOLAND
WMAG/GREENSBORO morning man ROD DAVIS, half of the ROD AND LORA Morning Show.
WZZO/ALLENTOWN, PA Promotions Dir./middays BARRY DAWSON, firstname.lastname@example.org (484) 764-7453
What Should You Do Next?
If you were affected by these layoffs, Radio Programmer/Consultant/Talent Coach JJ DULING lays out the "5 Things You Can Do Right Away (If You Were 'Budgeted Out')." His tips include, "The Big Chill," "How Is Your Package Looking?" "Network, Network, Network," "Stay Motivated By Staying Plugged-In" "And Keep Busy."
ALL ACCESS and MULTIBRAND MEDIA INTERNATIONAL invite you to a free webinar -- "Ten Days To Your Future" -- this FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4th at 1p (ET)/10a (PT).
In the wake of hundreds of layoffs in the last few weeks, you'll learn some invaluable tips on regaining employment -- things that will allow you a fast recovery. And it's all free from your friends at ALL ACCESS and MULTIBRAND MEDIA INTERNATIONAL.
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