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ClearChannel with MASSIVE national cuts

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Rockbottom, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Sorry if this is s d_b, but just got word from a friend who was laid off today as part of a substantial national layoff by ClearChannel.


  2. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    I've heard the meetings will start at 1 p.m.

    They're using the inauguration as a cover in an attempt to avoid news coverage.

    I have a few friends who work for Clear Channel. While today is a happy day for me, I can't help but worry for them.
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Hell, don't expect the Mittster to take the hit.
  4. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    The two friends of mine in the home of the U. Of Podunk learned this morning. Maybe O'Bama will bail them out somehow. ;)

  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Seeing the fact that Clearchannel radio stations basically play the same 10 songs every hour, I'm surprised they're any employees left to cut.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Good updates here:

  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    If that's true, and I have no doubt that it is, Clear Channel is an even lower form of scum that I already thought they were.
  8. spup1122

    spup1122 New Member

    Not completely surprising since Clear Channel sold parts of their company off in the last couple of years. They haven't been doing well for awhile. They want to be this local/national conglomerate and it doesn't work. If they want to think they're national stations, that's fine, but in radio, much like print, local is the new thing.

    And, Bubbler, Clear Channel is the lowest form of scum.
  9. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    The radio-info.com message boards have been impossible to access today.

    Guess now I know why ...

    Edit -- the WSJ apparently had this on Friday:
  10. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    But wait... there's more! (Hat tip: The Ville Voice)

  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I heard Big Steve say something about the forthcoming layoffs Friday morning on KOA.

    Is there a radio equivalent to SportsJournalists.com?
  12. spup1122

    spup1122 New Member

    Allaccess.com has news about the radio industry. I don't know about message boards. I usually only look at their job listings.
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