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DAY OF DOOM

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Radio1
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The winning is just beginning.

Post by Radio1 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:15 pm

Six figure paychecks in any size markets are the lines that float to the top when the accountants hit "sort by salary" on the Excel spreadsheet.

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Post by amfmjr » Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:04 pm

The pressure is on at one of Toledo's two big corporate stations and one of the morning teams who take in more than $400,000 a year between them are looking over their shoulders, just wondering when the next shoe will fall.

olddj

Post by olddj » Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:24 pm

The end of the year is here, so will the big corporates choose to toss staffers under the holiday bus again this year? Are there any lowpaid staff members left to sacrifice, or will the big guys get hit this time around?

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Post by Radio1 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:44 am

It's the end of the pay period today. I hope you are wrong.
So far we haven't heard of any lay-offs.

olddj

Post by olddj » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:59 pm

I hope nobody gets a holiday pink slip, at any pay grade. I do believe big corporates have discovered it was those middle paid employes who have kept the ship afloat and as the ship takes on water, perhaps learned from it.

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Re: DAY OF DOOM

Post by amfmjr » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:52 pm

The latest elimination at Cumulus is from their Monroe Station where the PD, Chris Reynolds (Steed) has left to pursue "other interests." He is replaced by Dan McClintock, who will program XKR, Tower and the soon to be 100.7 translator aired The Zone. Any board op who may have included WTOD's duties in their job discription, will also be out of that portion of their job as Cumulus has swapped WTOD to a christian broadcaster in exchange for the above mentioned translator.

olddj

Re: DAY OF DOOM

Post by olddj » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:02 pm

And the beat goes on. Cumulus, citing cutbacks, has apparently run out of low and mid-level employes to toss under the bus. The Vice President of Urban Programming has been given the boot. Jim Kennedy has prior programming experience in Atlanta and Nashville.

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Re: DAY OF DOOM

Post by WOHO » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:06 pm

$5 says the Dickey boys still give themselves a big bonus again though - that's what really makes me sick - it should be a shared pain when you have all the layoffs - but those "with the money make the rules".

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Re: DAY OF DOOM

Post by amfmjr » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:07 pm

No suprise there. The brothers even rent their own property to their stations, collecting extra bucks in any way they can. Nothing wrong with it, but, if they waived the rent they could avoid sending a lot of employes packing.

olddj

Re: DAY OF DOOM

Post by olddj » Sun May 30, 2010 9:55 am

I have noticed the absence of a few second level producers etc...on WSPD recently.....vacations or eliminations? Anybody know.

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Re: DAY OF DOOM

Post by amfmjr » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:35 am

No layoffs yet. Former morning producer Meghan Smith was promoted to a front office job.

olddj

Re: DAY OF DOOM

Post by olddj » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:22 pm

Haven't heard of any layoffs lately....Could it be that there are no more people to throw under the bus?

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Re: DAY OF DOOM

Post by amfmjr » Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:38 pm

Layoffs have been replaced with cost cutting methods, including trimming hours and pay. Employes are backed into a corner and have to deal with it or be let go.

olddj

Re: DAY OF DOOM

Post by olddj » Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:08 pm

Couldn't help but notice the Blade story of Saturday, August, 14th, which blows the foreclosure whistle on noted talker Brian Wilson, who for some reason is permitted to live in Va. and pretend to be in Toledo. It seems his home in Toledo is up for sheriff's sale. He claims to have moved out of Toledo for health reasons when apparently he was just running away from creditors. Perhaps its time CC Toledo pulled the plug on this guy.

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Re: DAY OF DOOM

Post by amfmjr » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:54 am

Here we go again. Cumulus has canned everybody and went silent in Louisville. Apparently time for another bonus for the boys.

olddj

Re: DAY OF DOOM

Post by olddj » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:17 pm

Just heard a promo last week about Brian Wilson and some financial advisor conducting a seminar on investing your money. Perhaps Wilson can give a few tips on how to avoid paying your mortgage and using the money to invest in gold. He must be coming back to Toledo for the event, perhaps the bankers can repo his car before he heads back to Virginia.

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Re: DAY OF DOOM

Post by amfmjr » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:34 pm

I see that Andrew Z, of Kiss FM has family problems around his defunct eateries. Relatives charged with breaking into the former Levis Commons location after the property owner locked it up and some concern that Andrew Z may have been involved. Could this be his morning shows day of doom?

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Re: DAY OF DOOM

Post by amfmjr » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:13 pm

A new Day of Doom may be on the way for CC stations. Word out of San Antonio is that the holiday cuts will come in the back office areas and may include unfilled positions which will be eliminated. Pink slips for existing employes are on the way to station managers already filled in, leaving them no choice. Happy Holidays from Clear Channel. Hogans multi-million dollar new contract is all wrapped up in a big bow though, so don't worry about him.

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Re: DAY OF DOOM

Post by amfmjr » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:56 am

The Days of Doom have returned with a roar to the Clear Channel newsrooms with the high end paid talent being let go for the new year in Tampa, Wilmington, Richmond , Columbus and others. In Columbus the news director and two staffers were shown the door with programming taking over the news directors duties. Most real newspeople will tell you that is not a good concept.

olddj

Re: DAY OF DOOM

Post by olddj » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:07 am

Here comes the beginning of the end for a lot of solid Citadel stations, WJR among them. Cumulus taking over can mean only one thing. Cost cutting across the board. The only questions are how much and when.

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