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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.
$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".
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.