The economic downturn has affected every corner of our economy, and the radio industry is no exception. Layoffs were prevalent today at Emmis’ classic rocker WLUP-FM (The Loop) and WKQX-FM (Q101). A total of five individuals were laid off.
The causality list: WLUP Program Director Bill Klaproth; Imaging Director Kevyn Howrd; Marketing Director Tommy King; Sales Assistant Carly Keenan; and Webmaster Jessie Goodman.
Replacing Klaproth as PD at WLUP is afternoon jock Eddie Webb, and two others were promoted to promotions – Jeannine Moose and Jimi Hendrix (no, not that Jimi Hendrix…)