Major Clear Channel Layoffs
Update 4/28/09: And Clear Channel is at it again. Another 590 employees have been let go from the company, following the 1800+ let go in January. Among the names let go are:
KHHT “Hot 92.3” Los Angeles middayer Al B. Sure
WKSC “103.5 Kiss-FM” Chicago APD/MD Smash
WMVX “Mix 106.5” Cleveland morning hosts Brian & Joe
107.1 WERZ Exeter, NH PD Glenn Turner and Morning Hosts Ralphie Marino and Suzanne Lewis
WDTW “106.7 The Fox” Detroit morning show Chad Mitchell and Erica “CJ” Delong
All-Access and R&R have growing lists of all the dismissed employees. More local news for the following markets available here: Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland/Akron/Youngstown, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Memphis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Orlando, Richmond/Roanoke, San Diego, Seattle, Syracuse/Albany/Rochester, Tampa, Washington DC/Salisbury. We’ll update with more links as they come in.
Update 1/19/2009: Since many people have found our original entry from November 2007 via Google, we may as well update here instead of in a new post.
Clear Channel today terminated 1850 jobs, amounting to 9 percent of its entire workforce. While the majority of the cuts were in sales, a number of high profile programmers and personalities were cut as well. All-Access has an ever growing list available here (login required).
We have an additional report on the changes at Fox Sports Radio and its affiliates in Los Angeles, San Diego, Detroit, and Orlando here.
Original Entry 11/6/2007: You may have noticed that we’ve fine-tuned our headlines towards major programming changes, but nothing affects programming more than the staffs operating the stations. As it attempts to cut costs under private ownership and the 2008 Fiscal Year about to begin many Clear Channel markets are being forced to trim employment.
We’ve so far heard of reports of cuts in Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Richmond, Fort Myers, Youngstown, and as many as 20 people in Detroit alone. We send along our best wishes to all those staffers who have lost their jobs in these markets and any others that may follow.