Entercom wasted no time firing their morning team in Rochester for a tasteless transgender joke.
What you don’t know is that the offensive joke had nothing to do with their firing.
And be on the lookout for copycat radio groups who have declared war on their own radio personalities.
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- Truth or dare: what the replacements for the fired Rochester personalities will reveal.
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- What CEO David Field’s new cologne tells you about how Entercom is now willing to do business.
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