Another Batch Of Talent Cuts At iHeartMedia
A few more names have been added to the list of cuts at iHeartMedia this week.
B-Rock – Weekend host at CHR “FM 97” 96.9 WLAN-FM Lancaster PA.
Tom Campbell – Morning Host at Classic Hits “B101.5” WWBB Providence
Dan Eidem – News Director for News/Talk 1510 WLAC Nashville
Melissa Kerr – Morning co-host at AC “Sunny 99.9” KTSM-FM El Paso. Co-host Bill Clifton moved to afternoons as the station added the syndicated Murphy, Sam & Jodi for mornings.
Update 5/5: The names of those cut at iHeartMedia continue to come in:
‘Brad B’ Boyington – Night and Slow Jams host at CHR “KJ 103” KJYO Oklahoma City
Jason Doyle – Afternoon host at News/Talk 1000 KTOK Oklahoma City
Macha Gruber – Creative Production Designer for iHeartMedia Atlanta
Melissa Krinksy – Marketing Director for iHeartMedia Atlanta
John ‘Cornflake’ Watkins – Morning co-host at Rock 97.5 KMOD Tulsa
Brian Reed – Afternoon co-host Sports “1430 The Buzz” KTBZ Tulsa
Jackie Rinker – Panama City FL Market Manager
Logan Kelly – Program Director of AC “Sunny 98.5” WFSY Panama City FL
Mark Johnson – Sports Director News/Talk 850 KOA Denver
Original Report 5/2: Another round of staff trimming has been initiated at iHeartMedia as the company attempts to come up with solutions to trim its debt load.
The moves come ahead of iHeartMedia’s first quarter financial earnings report this Thursday. The San Antonio Express-News reported today that company is expected to post another quarterly loss and that cash flow was down more than 20% for the quarter despite a revenue rise amidst increasing flirtation with bankruptcy.
Among the names let go in this round include:
Brody – Night host at CHR 93.3 WFLZ Tampa.
Britta Cleveland – Midday host at Country “B93.7” WBCT Grand Rapids.
Brook – Morning co-host at AC “Star 105.7” WSRW Grand Rapids.
Launa Phillips – Music Director/Night Host at Country “US 103.5” WFUS Tampa.
Ed Palmer & Randy ‘Mudflap’ Wilcox – The Program Director and Morning hosts and Country “Eagle 92.9” WEGX Florence SC.
Marlon George – New Orleans Senior Vice President of Sales/Market President
Bob Christopher – News Director New Orleans
Rob Sanford – News Director 1300/106.9 WOOD Grand Rapids
Chuck Fredrick – Market Manager of iHeartMedia Cincinnati and longtime General Manager of 700 WLW and 102.7 WEBN.
Meg White – Morning co-host on Hot AC 98.1 WKDD Akron OH.
Mike Smith – Morning Show Producer/Community Affairs Director for Classic Hip-Hop “V101.5” WSOL Jacksonville.
We’ve heard reports of other names as well, but have yet to second source these names or hear from them directly.
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