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iHeartLayoffs

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

  1. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

    Making America Great Again(?)
     
  2. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    Is Clay Travis the morning guy on Fox. If so I recommend podcasts.
     
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  3. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Apparently they gutted the big historic station in Boston, WBZ.
     
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Here's a rolling list.
    One that stuck out was John Allers at WRFF in Philadelphia. He was also the national brand coordinator for their alternative format stations. I don't know him at all, but I love the station. I live in a different part of the country and stream it all the time. Wonder if this bodes ill for their alternative stations as a whole?

    Ongoing List Of Those Affected By iHeartMedia Cuts - RadioInsight
     
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    That's a helluva list. Went down the rabbit hole with it and found out that one of my favorite local sports radio hosts died last year. Had no idea since I had long moved out of that market, but it really saddened me. Local radio matters just like local newspapers. But how you save either one, I have no idea.
     
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  6. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    Wichita got it relatively easy. Only three got the axe and two were part-timers. But the full-timer had been promoted just last month.

    Also, a new sickening corp-speak word has come out of this: "Dislocation."
     
  7. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Local radio has been killed even more by the suits than print. Stations go more national and kill off any form of local personality. If I wanted to listen to Ryan Seacrest, which I don't, I'd get an XM subscription. There's no reason I should be able to hear him on three separate stations in this market and the adjoining ones.

    Clear Channel/iHeart had a big purge in 2009, too, so this isn't their first rodeo.
     
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  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

  10. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    Shows how out of touch I am. The L.A. Kings shifted to iHeart radio. So I'm in the car, I know the Kings are playing and I have to ask my kid what number is it on the radio. The newspaper doesn't even list their radio channel anymore.
    New-world media -- SMH.
     
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Didn't realize some announcers were still radio employees and not team employees. Would have thought someone like that would have been safe.
     
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  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    The Broncos radio voice is a station employee (same as Rockies) and he just signed a 10-year contract.

    By contrast the CU football and basketball announcer used to work at the same station until he was laid off a few years back. The school hired him and their games are still on the same station.

    Will be interesting if KOA will give up one of the properties — Broncos, Rockies and Buffaloes — in most cost-cutting moves.

    Those three have been on KOA for decades.
     
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