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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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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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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Clear Channel’s Fake Localism

I guess Clear Channel CEO John Slogan Hogan thinks he's got everyone buffaloed over his companies disingenuous localism initiative.

Hogan somehow thinks if he keeps saying the word localism while doing everything in his power to reduce it at Clear Channel stations that perception will once again trump reality.

It usually does -- as many researchers will tell you.

But this time, I don't think he's going to pull it off. Let me tell you why.

Of course you already know that the main reason Clear Channel is firing local talent is to save money. And that they need to save money because of the recession -- not&hellip

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