Tag Archives: Layoffs

Dancing with disaster

Don’t drop Cheryl, Tom! Or she’ll be like The Tribune… All right, I’ve seen some absurd items on Chicago Tribune’s editorial page before… but this one takes the [..]

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Chicago TV news & notes

So many local TV items today, so we’ll just stick them here in one post: – Fox-owned WFLD-TV announced the elimination of six full-time jobs today as well [..]

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WBBM-TV cuts staff; demotes State

The Church of Tisch has done it again. CBS-owned WBBM-TV underwent numerous staff cuts, including entertainment reporter Bill Zwecker, reporter Joanie Lum, and longtime fill-in sportscaster Howard Sudsberry. [..]

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More Clear Channel cuts

Gone are 590 jobs nationwide, including longtime WVAZ-FM (V103) veteran Troi Tyler and Irene Mojica; and WGCI-FM overnighter Ericka “Sundance ” Campbell. Clear Channel also let Jeff “Smash [..]

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Oh, now he gets it

You ever hear of buyer’s remorse? Well, Sam Zell has a huge case of it. In an interview with Bloomberg News, The Tribune owner said buying the debt-ridden [..]

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Emmis cuts staffers

From the world of deaths, we go into… layoffs. Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications cut staffers nationwide today, reducing 7.5 percent of its workforce, including seven employees at its two [..]

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The Clear Channel layoff

While Barack Obama was being sworn in as our 44th President, something else was going on. And it wasn’t good. Clear Channel made what is perhaps the biggest [..]

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Chicago Fox duopoly lays off seven

The rumors of Fox-owned local stations laying off appear to be true: WFLD-TV and WPWR-TV recently eliminated seven positions, including the vice president of programming and promotions position, [..]

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T Dog’s Groovy Grab Bag

An extended version of The Bag. Here what’s been going on the last couple of days: – Spike O’Dell signs off: The WGN-AM host wrapped up his eight-year [..]

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Media’s Black Friday – or week

Believe it or not, there were even more layoffs and firings outside of Steve Dahl this week alone: – Fred Huebner, 16-year veteran of WSCR-AM as the sports [..]

Chicago Media, Radio, Television

Emmis cuts positions in Chicago

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) [..]

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Sirius-XM slashes jobs

Or its more like slashing XM jobs: reportedly eighty people have been laid off since Tuesday, though the cuts were discovered Monday by an employee routinely logging in [..]

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Layoffs hit WGN-TV (updated)

Also: Tom Ehlmann out at WGN-TV Vice President and General Manager Tom Ehlmann has resigned at WGN-TV after a four-year run at the station to take a job [..]

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Chicago Tribune to cut 80 newsroom jobs

Mirroring the struggles the newspaper industry is experiencing nationwide, The Chicago Tribune announced Tuesday it is laying off 80 people in its newsroom and is reducing the number [..]

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Things are tough all over: KTLA, Raycom layoffs

This time, it’s at beleaguered WOIO/WUAB in Cleveland, run by former WBBM-TV boss Bill Applegate. Six were laid off, including four in master control. Tribune’s KTLA in Los [..]

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