A Dozen Exit Entercom Indianapolis Ahead Of Cumulus Takeover
A dozen staffers were cut from Entercom Indianapolis prior to Cumulus Media beginning to operate the cluster today.
The Indianapolis Business Journal reports that the dozen staffers came from multiple departments at the station. Three names have been confirmed as being let go including the two on-air talents cut:
Kent Sterling departs after five years hosting afternoons at “CBS Sports 1430” WXNT. Sterling hosted the only local show on the station and previously programmed “1070 The Fan” WFNI Indianapolis and “101 Sports” WXOS St. Louis.
Kari ‘KJ’ Johll departs as Assistant Program Director and afternoon host at Hot AC “107.9 The Mix” WNTR. Johll had been with the cluster since 2002 serving as a co-host of the Dave Smiley Morning Show on 99.5 WZPL before moving to WNTR first as morning host and later afternoons.
Social media coordinator Chelsie Nickell also announced that she was out after two years with the company.
The IBJ reports that Ben Hoffman, who was promoted to SVP/Market Manager of the Entercom Indianapolis cluster last November after serving as VP/Sales since 2011, will transfer to Minneapolis as VP/Sales.
Had a great time the last five years doing the show. Thanks to all who listened. Cumulus decided our fun fest should come to an end. That’s radio. Thanks to everyone at Entercom Indy for helping make it work.
— Kent Sterling (@KentSterling) February 26, 2019
I was let go from my job today and as painful as it is to say goodbye to the family I’ve made at Entercom Indianapolis I know this only brings opportunity to grow and learn more. Thanks for letting me be a part of a team I only ever dreamed I could work for.
— ??????? (@chelsienickell) February 26, 2019