Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Another Clear Channel Update

OMW hears that at least one on-air staffer has left the building at Clear Channel's Columbus cluster.

We're told that AC WLZT/93.3's Chuck Gillespie is apparently out in today's job cut rounds.

Gillespie is also well known in the market for his earlier nine-year stint at Sinclair ABC affiliate WSYX/6 and FOX affiliate WTTE/28, as anchor and meteorologist on the stations' "Good Day Columbus" show. He also has done fill-in for WTVN/610 morning icon Bob Conners.

We're hearing from our Clear Channel Columbus sources that two office staffers were also apparently shown the door...and that those remaining may have to slog through much more work as Clear Channel implements the aforementioned "hub and spoke" system for its office operations.

As for Clear Channel's Cleveland market cluster on Oak Tree - we've noted "as many as" four high-profile FM staffers could be out.

But we're also hearing that two personalities burning up the rumor mill may not be on today's cut list. That's one reason we have yet to print the names in question. We'll try to nail this down more later today.

For the moment, we've only confirmed four on-air staff departures at Oak Tree, the ones we've already reported - WTAM's Marty Allen and Paul Rado, and WMVX morning team Brian and Joe...

1 comment:

ytowntvinfo said...

Unfortunately Youngstown Clear Channel was not spared.
3 on air folks for sure have been let go. Dan Gonder on 1390 WNIO along with long time newsman John Nagy on Newsradio 570, along with reporter Lorraine Hall.