A series of reports this week have come out surrounding Greater Media and its operations.
Tom Taylor Now reported last Thursday on talk that the company is seeking to sell News/Talk 1110 WBT/99.3 WBT-FM and Hot AC “107.9 The Link” WLNK Charlotte NC stations and that Beasley may be interested. Taylor followed up this morning with a report that Greater Media has had some of its properties on the trading block for at least a year.
DetroitSportsRag.com discusses rumors of a flip potentially coming to “Detroit Sports 105.1” WMGC. DSR states that the station has made no intent to fill the Program Director vacancy open since Dave Shore exited. Current afternoon host Lindsey Hunter is departing to become assistant basketball coach at University of Buffalo and according to DSR the station is down to one salesperson for the entire station.
These reports coincide with confirmed cuts at the company’s Philadelphia and New Jersey properties. Nine employees were let go in Philly including Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK Morning Show Producer Rob Calvert, Rock 93.3 WMMR Music Director Sean ‘Rabbi’ Tyszler, WMMR Imaging Director Steve Lushbaugh and WMGK Digital Marketing Specialist Gina Rullo. A reported five cuts were made in New Jersey including Classic Hits 100.1 WJRZ Manahawkin afternoon host Bob O’Brien.