Cuts at Clear Channel: Updated
OK, here is what I know this morning: I hear that 19 people were fired Wednesday afternoon from the 8 Clear Channel stations. The list includes:
WEBN: Wendy Walker, middays, and Scoop, Dawn Patrol sidekick
WCKY/Homer: Jeff Piecoro, midday talk host (they're running Fox Sports Radio now), and Greg Waddell, Bengals beat reporter, producer, etc. (and Saturday AM sports for WLW-AM)
MIX94.1: Madison, Mike Stevens (were they the only full-time staffers?)
KISS107.1: Storm Bennett, noon-3.
Also hear some promotions employees, board operators and maybe a news/traffic person were let go at a 4:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday.
I'm still trying to nail down more details. If you know someone who got the axe, please post on this blog, and ask them to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me (768-8667).
More as I know it.
Below is what I had posted last night.
I keep hearing that big staffing cuts were made today at the 8 Clear Channel radio stations here today. I'm told that two 'EBN staffers were let go, and others in off-air positions throughout the building. No managers would take my calls to confirm anything today, so I head home pretty frustrated. They've got a tighter lid on this today than when Andy Furman was suspended in early October. I'm pretty frustrated not to nail this down tonight... but I'll keep chasing it on Thursday. And if you're listening to 'EBN, or any of the 8 stations, and you don't hear a favorite personality, lemme know. Or if you know someone who got the axe, have them call me (513-768-8667) or email me at email@example.com.