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 Chicago outlets: alternative WKQX-FM (Q101) and classic rocker The Loop (WLUP-FM). The layoffs were due to the deteriorating economy and the soft ad market, according to company officials. Emmis is also merging […]

LaSorte new boss at Emmis stations

Former WGN-AM programming head Tisa LaSorte has been promoted to the newly created position of brand manager of The Loop (WLUP) and Q101 (WKQX). She’ll oversee both stations’ programming, marketing, promotions, and new media. She’ll report directly to Marv Nyren, who is a regional vice president and marketing manager of Emmis’ radio cluster in Chicago. And believe it or not, […]