Here we downsize again: Emmis made another round of staff cuts at its two Chicago rock stations today. From WKQX-FM (Q101), the cuts included Alex Quigley (who did weeknights 7-10), and Kevin Manno who did afternoons with his brother Ryan.
Instead, Q101 hired Tim Virgin to do afternoons from 3-7 p.m. with Ryan Manno moving into Quigley’s 7-10 p.m. slot. This is Mr. virgin’s second stint with a Chicago radio station.
Emmis’ other station in town (WLUP-FM, The Loop) let go four part-time weekend on-air staff members, including 32-year veteran Tim O’Toole.
There is also word that Pete McMurray has also been let go from The Loop.