Even our short hiatuses go interrupted! Heh.
But we have come up with some more information regarding Clear Channel markets we hadn't heard about yet, and felt the need to put these items up...
AKRON/CANTON: OMW hears that Clear Channel's Akron/Canton cluster on Freedom Avenue has lost four staffers:
Amy Malone, morning co-host at AC WHOF/101.7 "My 101.7"
Megan, 7-midnight personality on rock WRQK/106.9 "Rock 106-9"/afternoon traffic reporter
Production staffer Chad Jensen
Engineer Bruce Rogers
YOUNGSTOWN: We're still confirming some rumored names, but we can now confirm two of the names we've heard.
Sean Stevens, program director at top 40 WAKZ/95.9 "Kiss FM"
Dan Gonder, afternoon drive at hot AC WMXY/98.9 "Mix 98-9"
We're not sure if he was still doing it, but we believe Gonder was also heard in morning drive at standards WNIO/1390.
We are hearing at least one other major on-air name rumored to be on the South Avenue cut list, but we have yet to confirm that person's departure.
National reports say that 590 people, or some 3 percent of the remaining Clear Channel work force, were let go in today's round of cuts...spread among programming departments, engineering and IT departments, and business office staffers.
More on the national angle of it, later...and our comments...