Tuesday, April 28, 2009

CC Cuts: Akron/Canton and Youngstown Updates

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.

Exiting are:

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...


Anonymous said...

I hate to add more names to the list, but these are some very talented and great people that CC decided to part ways with today in Lima Ohio.

Eric Michaels, PD-WZRX and Morning Show Host-WIMT

Ed Douglas, Ops Director for entire CC Lima Cluster

Charles Robinson, PD-WLWD and Nights on WLWD

Various business manager and back office positions

Renee Scott will now program WIMT-FM, WMLX-FM, WLWD-FM

Dave Woodward will now program WIMA-AM, WZRX-FM

74WIXYgrad said...

Problem is when you go on hiatus, something happens to one of the personnel connected to the Browns. This time, their spotter, Paul Rado, got canned.