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Yucky! Dozens Of DJs Fired From Clear Channel

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EVERYONE is feeling the effects of a tough economy.

Clear Channel Communications, the largest radio station operator in the U.S., have let go dozens of local DJs from several stations across the country.

The company, which has a debt of close to $20 BILLION, says that the layoffs were part of revamping their nearly 600 regional radio stations and NOT to cut costs.

Mmm-hmm.

Company spokeswoman Wendy Goldberg says:

"We’ve completely rethought our regional market strategy and reinvented our operations in those markets in a way that will let us compete on a new level – and succeed using all of Clear Channel’s resources, scale and talent."

Most of the DJs were unable to even say goodbye to their listeners on the air.

Part of their "revamp" is by using a new programming operation that would basically air successful shows on one station and broadcast them on other stations around the country.

Sounds like a cop out to us.

This is really sad for the DJs and other employees who have lost their jobs. It seems like radio is a tough gig to keep these days.

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9 comments to “Yucky! Dozens Of DJs Fired From Clear Channel”



  1. 1

    Your in business to make money, or make a difference
    They have every right to get rid of the dead wood
    On the other hand IM told Rush now makes 40 MILLION $$$$$
    while this seems insane, IM sure that he brings in huge revenues through his ad rates, so it all works out



  2. 2

    Thats what they get for letting Howard Stern go.



  3. 3

    god lord. please not rick & bubba nation wide



  4. 4

    FUCK CLEARCHANNEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they fucked up radio since the 90's by being a big fat monopoly and playing garbage based on payola.

    fuck them all, hope they go bankrupt.

  5. Laura says – reply to this


    5

    how are you $20 Billion in debt when all you do is play the same mainstream music, the music industry pays you to play? AND make DJs cover more cities? Basically monopoly/homogeneous music stations



  6. 6

    Now they will give their CEO and Rush a billion dollar raise. The new American normal. Regulate greed.

  7. @v@ says – reply to this


    7

    Of course it cuts costs. They can pay for and play 24 hours worth of successful show across multiple markets. WalMart radio.



  8. 8

    FYI: Clear Channel fired over 500 jocks, not a few dozen. I dodged a bullet but 2 colleagues weren't so lucky. They do this every year at this time. We've come to call it the annual Thanksgiving Massacre..



  9. 9

    Thank GOD I don't work for CC. Some mom and pops are the best way to go.