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WDVD Fires Allyson from morning show

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Re: WDVD Fires Allyson from morning show

Post by Love Pink » Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:37 am

Wow. I'm thoroughly shocked and a bit sad. While I have never willingly put 96.3 at any point in the day, but I have to admit that Blaine & Allyson were not bad(when I was made to listen to the station in the mornings at work or something). They weren't overly raunchy and didn't try to hard to be shocking and cutting edge. This is just my opinion, but I think Blaine & Allyson was the only thing 96.3 had left going for it. The station really started to suck the big one after they stopped being The Planet. Now they have nothing going for it. It's so nice to know that's how an employer treats a dedicated employee that faithfully gave 20 years of her life to her job and probably made that station a butt-load of money and ratings.


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Re: WDVD Fires Allyson from morning show

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:36 am

Here's the part I don't understand -- didn't both of them just get a long term contract extension less than a year ago?


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Re: WDVD Fires Allyson from morning show

Post by riggs » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:20 am

They did a whole bunch of the same thing right before they acquired Citadel. They are trying to acquire CBS. All you duo hosts over at 97.1, don't assume your job is safe because you are #1..........You are a number and if your number doesn't fit their budget - you gone.


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Re: WDVD Fires Allyson from morning show

Post by RayQix » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:26 am

Let me say this:

I didnt' care much for their show..... but i hate seeing anyone get tossed to the curb. I've been on the receiving end of that boot, and it doesn't feel good, no matter how talented you are.

So what happens from here? It's all about the dollahs..... we know this. Whomever is in charge needs to make sure they are accountable to someone....and if THEY dont think they are, then they need to be.

Will see how this mixup/changeup all pans out in the next few months, i'm sure.


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Re: WDVD Fires Allyson from morning show

Post by FAN » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:05 am

Things still don't add up. If it's a cost cutting move then why not get rid of Blaine who undoubtedly makes more money. Or get rid of the two producers and hire one or two more for cheap. I still think there's more to the story than simply cost cutting.



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Re: WDVD Fires Allyson from morning show

Post by jry » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:37 pm

Yeah, part of a team that is number three in the 25-54 demo, in a format that will never be number one with that group. This debt must really be a problem.



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Re: WDVD Fires Allyson from morning show

Post by LouPerry » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:07 pm

Business question -- Without her will ratings/spot price go down?



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Re: WDVD Fires Allyson from morning show

Post by Les Nessman » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:34 pm

FAN wrote:From the Detroit News, "The move comes despite the fact that the “Blaine & Allyson” show ranked No. 3 among morning shows in the June Nielsen ratings for adults 25-54.
The article is incorrect, they were 10th A25-54 in June. W25-54 they were 5th.


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Re: WDVD Fires Allyson from morning show

Post by kbg » Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:57 pm

Les Nessman wrote:
FAN wrote:From the Detroit News, "The move comes despite the fact that the “Blaine & Allyson” show ranked No. 3 among morning shows in the June Nielsen ratings for adults 25-54.
The article is incorrect, they were 10th A25-54 in June. W25-54 they were 5th.
They were 11th in the May ratings and had under a 4 share. The number one morning drive show has a 13 share. I don't think it is about cost cutting but how much money can the 11th placed morning show make.



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Re: WDVD Fires Allyson from morning show

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:53 pm

Man, the Detroit News's journalists are even more inept than I thought! How could they fudge the numbers *that* badly?!!! Perhaps the writer was looking at cume instead of AQH share?

Cumulus' track record is god awful when it comes to ratings turnarounds. I have very little faith in their ability to make a smart move here.


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Re: WDVD Fires Allyson from morning show

Post by Love Pink » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:39 am

MWmetalhead wrote:Man, the Detroit News's journalists are even more inept than I thought! How could they fudge the numbers *that* badly?!!! Perhaps the writer was looking at cume instead of AQH share?

Cumulus' track record is god awful when it comes to ratings turnarounds. I have very little faith in their ability to make a smart move here.
How is it that these colossal corporations were able to grow to such a colossal size when it seems like all they do is destroy everything they touch?


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Re: WDVD Fires Allyson from morning show

Post by audiophile » Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:04 am

Citadel ran the ABC properties into the ground, went bankrupt, Cumulus picked up the pieces on the cheap.

I think Cumulus is ruined by it's consultants, and corporate staff that are brainless yes-men.


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Re: WDVD Fires Allyson from morning show

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:26 am

A decent number of Citadel's large & major market FM stations were still in good shape when Cumulus acquired them, as was the case with Susquehanna.

Cumulus ran a number of decent to strong performing stations into the ground *after* the acquisition.

That said, 890WLS was already sliding when Cumulus picked it up (Cumulus only made things worse), and this is true with 810 KGO as well.

Look at Atlanta. Kicks 101.5 was the #1 country station in the market and 106.7 had a Classic Hits format earning a 3.0 share. Now, Kicks 101.5 trails 94-9 the Bull (iHeart) by a big margin, 106.7 is losing money as a low-rated News/Talk outlet, and Q100 (CHR outlet picked up from Susquehanna) is getting its butt kicked by Power 96.1. (iHeart).

Citadel - to its credit - invested a lot in 96.3 WDVD and continued the momentum that Disney/ABC started.


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Re: WDVD Fires Allyson from morning show

Post by FAN » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:02 am

Ya wtf DetNews. You following the Rolling Stone school of journalism and just making shit up?? Big difference between #3 and #11!!!



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Re: WDVD Fires Allyson from morning show

Post by jry » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:56 am

CUME Less has done quite a few of these "cost cutting" moves and they always say that the moves will not adversely affect revenues. They're almost always wrong.
Cutting Hannity was one example.



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