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iHeartLayoffs

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Two guys who had an afternoon drive time sports show here in Indy were let go. There are folks here better versed in the radio biz than me, but I thought iHeartRadio had an uphill climb from the day it launched and it hasn't gained any ground. Mass layoffs certainly don't suggest otherwise.
     
  3. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    Will local programming be maintained or will the station move to syndicated programming?
     
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    From what I've read, it will be syndicated. Some DJ in, say, Dallas will spend all day just recording bumpers and intros and outros and a producer will drop them in between songs in stations around the country.
     
  5. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    Isn't iHeart a renamed Clear Channel?
     
  6. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    It’s been a bloodbath.

    Lots of friends and acquaintances affected but this is where radio is now.

    Where newspapers were at a decade ago.

    Where TV news will be in a decade.
     
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  7. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    Yup. I think they changed the name after their trip to Chapter 11.
     
  8. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Ah.....the advantages of being locally owned.
    Our PD had a couple of his good friends get it.
     
  9. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Well-Known Member

    Corporate Fucking America.
     
  10. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Jesus, that's horrible news.
     
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    On this particular station it appears to be all syndicated (Fox Sports).
     
  12. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    As with many markets, we have an abundance of iheart channels that sound just like every other iheart channel in the world. I know some of the jocks laid off. I liked them, but they were so neutered.

    At least the entercom channels allow their jocks to sound like they are local. We also have a small independent that is “fantastic.” I put that quotes because I love it, but I don’t think have great ratings but their jocks are all old pros who can hit spots, talk local and play oddities and rarities. I enjoy them because I appreciate the craft.
     
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