The Prospect of Even More Radio Cutbacks

I have long suspected that this week's latest round of "layoffs" formerly known as firings would not end with the 590 victims Clear Channel claimed.

Now, I'm sure of it.

I'm told Chief Execution Officer John Hogan in a Clear Channel webinar said this is the end of the firings. The good company man that he is -- Hogan said they did their due diligence and this should take care of the personnel cutbacks.

That's why I am convinced there will be more -- because Hogan says there won't be.

But no matter what, the cutbacks and firings are proving to be not enough to save consolidated radio companies.

Clear&hellip

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The Prospect of Even More Radio Cutbacks

I have long suspected that this week's latest round of "layoffs" formerly known as firings would not end with the 590 victims Clear Channel claimed.

Now, I'm sure of it.

I'm told Chief Execution Officer John Hogan in a Clear Channel webinar said this is the end of the firings. The good company man that he is -- Hogan said they did their due diligence and this should take care of the personnel cutbacks.

That's why I am convinced there will be more -- because Hogan says there won't be.

But no matter what, the cutbacks and firings are proving to be not enough to save consolidated radio companies.

Clear&hellip

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The Prospect of Even More Radio Cutbacks

I have long suspected that this week's latest round of "layoffs" formerly known as firings would not end with the 590 victims Clear Channel claimed.

Now, I'm sure of it.

I'm told Chief Execution Officer John Hogan in a Clear Channel webinar said this is the end of the firings. The good company man that he is -- Hogan said they did their due diligence and this should take care of the personnel cutbacks.

That's why I am convinced there will be more -- because Hogan says there won't be.

But no matter what, the cutbacks and firings are proving to be not enough to save consolidated radio companies.

Clear&hellip

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Breaking Down the Clear Channel Firings

Clear Channel President and CEO John "The Chiropractor" Hogan has now completed an adjustment on his patient.

In one day (yesterday) -- 590 people were fired from Clear Channel. Add this to the 1,800 or so that were cleared out in January and all the "little firings" in between and you can see why Hogan has become the CEO (Chief Execution Officer).

And the term "adjustment" is exactly how Hogan described this mass execution of radio talent to the surviving employees in a company letter:

"In January, we took the first steps to adjust our business to the realities that all media companies face this year. Those actions&hellip

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Breaking Down the Clear Channel Firings

Clear Channel President and CEO John "The Chiropractor" Hogan has now completed an adjustment on his patient.

In one day (yesterday) -- 590 people were fired from Clear Channel. Add this to the 1,800 or so that were cleared out in January and all the "little firings" in between and you can see why Hogan has become the CEO (Chief Execution Officer).

And the term "adjustment" is exactly how Hogan described this mass execution of radio talent to the surviving employees in a company letter:

"In January, we took the first steps to adjust our business to the realities that all media companies face this year. Those actions&hellip

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Breaking Down the Clear Channel Firings

Clear Channel President and CEO John "The Chiropractor" Hogan has now completed an adjustment on his patient.

In one day (yesterday) -- 590 people were fired from Clear Channel. Add this to the 1,800 or so that were cleared out in January and all the "little firings" in between and you can see why Hogan has become the CEO (Chief Execution Officer).

And the term "adjustment" is exactly how Hogan described this mass execution of radio talent to the surviving employees in a company letter:

"In January, we took the first steps to adjust our business to the realities that all media companies face this year. Those actions&hellip

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The Next Radio Firings

On the eve of the next round of "layoffs" at Clear Channel, information is beginning to emerge of who may be let go.

There is no way to know for sure, but lately the way Clear Channel works is to follow a well thought out plan.

I'm hearing that some program directors may be in line for unemployment soon -- especially off-air PDs.

That, as one reader told me, "the smaller markets are about to lose their engineers although disguised as an emergency operations center in the event of an emergency it will be an engineering national operations center dispatching contract engineers when needed".

There is some thinking&hellip

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