iHeart strikes again – “revamp”, layoffs

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  • #43779
    bossjock
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    #43780
    tombrooks
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    Very sad…Never heard the term “Employee Dislocation” before….condolences to those effective. Firings, layoffs.
    Not one for Politically Correct terms either.. When you put lipstick on a Pig, you still have….

    • This reply was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by tombrooks.
    #43783
    Shirley Knott
    Participant

    This pig don’t look so good in makeup. Gettin’ kinda old and fat.

    #43789
    Alfredo_T
    Participant

    After reading through the story, it seems clear to me that iHeart paid some very good PR people to put together its press release.

    #43790
    Andy Brown
    Participant

    No surprises here. They’ll keep abusing the corpse of radio, destroying people’s careers and lives in what will be a failed attempt to survive 20+ years of malfeasance. Like drumpf, they still have plenty of fans that think they are a good thing.

    #43791
    tombrooks
    Participant

    Some of the groups I follow on Facebook are reporting iHeart deal was from 1000-1200 “Employee Dislocations”…stupid term again…

    #43792
    bleedingroid
    Participant

    Can anybody please list the names of the professionals who got the hook today?

    #43793
    paulwalker
    Participant

    Yes, I was wondering how this has effected the Seattle and Portland operations.

    #43794
    bossjock
    Participant

    There are lists in several trades…this is the most comprehensive I’ve seen (but I’m sure not all-inclusive): http://ramp247.com/free-agent/iheartache-reorganization-major-layoffs/

    Another one, by market: https://radioinsight.com/headlines/183270/ongoing-list-of-those-affected-by-iheartmedia-cuts/

    Nothing seen for Portland, but Seattle lost two morning producers and a weekender.

    #43795
    bossjock
    Participant

    Alfredo, you and one of the writers for Rolling Stone think alike – check out the third and fourth paras of this excellent article: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/iheartmedia-mass-layoffs-937513/

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    #43797
    paulwalker
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    I now see KJR-fm morning jock Marty Reimer is out as well as KJR-am sports host Cliff Avril. KUBE morning co host Jenna also exits. edit: I see those in the links above, thank you boss. This is really a blood bath sadly.

    #43832
    Dan Packard
    Keymaster

    Why have anyone local anymore with the FCC removing the Main Studio rule? Just run everything from corporate headquarters in Tennessee or Georgia, and drive even more listeners away from listening.

    #43834
    Screamer
    Participant

    Amen, Dan!

    #43841
    tombrooks
    Participant

    Agreed Dan…who would have thought of what is happening today, in the radio business…. on the other hand, it gives a great opportunity for the small local stations (like LP’s) to really shine and hopefully pick up listeners….Long Live Free and Locally controlled radio!

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