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DAY OF DOOM

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WOHO
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Post by WOHO » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:02 am

Well, if you are an 'olddj' you'd remember that radio back in 1979 was fun - it still didn't pay crap, but it was fun; everybody had a specific job to do in addition to their on-air duty, but not 15 jobs. You had a full-time engineer and you could actually take requests. No voicetracking. Young kids got to try out their skills on the late overnights, and there was always somebody actually in the building when things went haywire. We didn't do it for the money then, we did it because we loved radio. Well, times have changed in 30 years, and the fun has pretty much gone out the door except for the last few Ma & Pa stations in Canada, out West, and even a few in NY State and in Vermont. I know you can't stop "progress", but the Dickeys and Mays families certainly have done a great job of making radio an undesirable career anymore.

If managers are going to be given a pay cut based on their cluster sales reduction, then they should have been given an equal percentage when it was on the rise in 1999 - and for the most part, that wasn't the case.

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Post by olddj » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:32 am

You hit it on the head. Radio in the old days was fun. Corporate radio has destroyed the industry. I do recall working a county fair or doing remotes or record hops (remember records?) off the books at a mom and pop station , just to be seen, or to pick up girls.

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Post by toledozoo » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:47 am

the radio industry won't die, but will continue to be controlled by the corporate drones. good quality takes a backseat because these companies are running for their lives here.

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Post by olddj » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:34 pm

There aren't enough mom and pop radio stations out there to handle the blizzard of resumes which are swirling out of Cumulus Toledo these days.
Good people all, being dumped upon by the big corporate bosses.

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Post by amfmjr » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:25 pm

No Doom here, but you never know how long it will last , given the current corporate climate. K-100's Shores and Steele will celebrate 15 years on the morning show August 4th. I think they may have polled number one the entire time.

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Post by olddj » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:14 am

Clear Channel employes are apparently tapped out, at least as far as corporate is concerned. The big boys are now attempting to screw its debtors instead. CC is offering to buy back $3-million in debt at 53-cents on the dollar and have given the debtors until August 27th to take it up the rear.

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CC- Chump Change

Post by thinkbigg » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:22 pm

3 million? That's barely going to move the needle in terms of their debt issues! Wonder what else they have up their sleeves?

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Post by AMFMTV » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:38 pm

I read on AllAccess that CC Outdoor may be sold to the French. Would generate much needed cash to pay off some debt. But that's just the proverbial finger in the dike. What about the next round of payments?

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Post by olddj » Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:41 pm

Given an agreement to dump Rush...Obama may agree to stimulus cash.

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Post by AMFMTV » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:19 pm

Never happen. Obama needs to not let Rush bother him. There's bigger things to worry about than a talk show host and the lemmings who follow without question.

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Post by olddj » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:48 pm

Does anyone have a list of where all the laid off or fired people between Cumulus and Clear Channel ended up ?

arbholder

Post by arbholder » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:57 pm

They ended up here, just look around.

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Post by amfmjr » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:23 pm

Really? How much does being on here pay?

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Post by RPichacu » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:51 am

amfmjr wrote:Really? How much does being on here pay?
The same amount Cumulus paid on their manditory furlough days...

:rollin

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Post by amfmjr » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:09 am

By the way. Those furlough days qualify for unemployment checks. I understand the person on the forced lay off need only file with the state. There is some sort of waiting period for a week before the checks begin flowing, but furloughs by any other name are layoffs and qualify. You may do all of this online.

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Post by olddj » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:47 am

I hear talk that some of the high dollar morning shows may start trimming people in the near future. Anyone else hearing that?

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Post by WOHO » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:22 am

that would be local radio suicide; but who knows anymore?

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Post by olddj » Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:51 pm

If CC wants to trim the Kiss morning team, Andrew Z may have given them an excuse...see "proving things" thread.

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Post by amfmjr » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:11 am

Given the most recent shuffling of CC market managers, a word of advice...RENT.

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Post by AMFMTV » Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:28 pm

CC Cleveland's Mike Kenney off to Charlotte NC...where longtim Mkt Mgr Morgan Bohannon got the axe. The change happened quick.

http://ohiomedia.blogspot.com/2009/08/f ... lowup.html

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