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Last week, three of my radio colleagues got fired, all jocks, all on the stations I work for. This kind of thing frequently happens in November as ownership groups contemplate year-end financial goals and plan for the new year. In my plus years with my current company, this is the third one of these I can remember. I wrote about one of them, which happened seven years ago today, here. Radio companies need fewer of us these days. For those of us who still have such jobs, there are going to be fewer hours for us to fill.
Guys like me often become more valuable after this happens. We know how to do a lot of stuff, Return To The Eve - Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales we can fill in the gaps.
That process is easier if you have a working spouse or money in the bank. And after it happens a couple of times, another question elbows its way into consideration. The athletic department has promised us that we will be able to choose new seats, although we are not at the top of the new-seat priority list. I am very sorry for your colleagues, how it impacts your work environment, and its effect on you. I, too, have been there several time throughout my career— as one of those among the exodus, and as one of those left to mourn the daily presence of his friends.
I wish your exiting workmates all the best in their search for new gainful employment— hopefully something enjoyable with a little more job security. Radio is losing personality by replacing Johnny B. Goode - Judas Priest - Ram It Down jocks with syndicated announcers or no announcing at all.
This means fewer listeners, which means less revenue, which means letting people go. Lather, rinse, repeat…. Sadly, this is the state of radio today. Yet, the radio professionals are saying and showing off data that the radio business is still a very viable medium and that the naysayers are spreading false information.
Case in point, Roger Christian was let go earlier this Fall from Star If radio is the same now as it was then, then why such cost-cutting?
And, I spent nearly 25 years in the radio business. John: Nobody says radio is the same now. The listening levels are strong. But—especially in smaller markets—advertising revenue is more concentrated and harder to get.
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These questions, including the latter, are the ones my former colleagues are facing right now. This Saturday, however, we will sit in Z2 for the last time.
Not here, and not anywhere else in America, actually. Like this: Like Loading Posted in: Radio Tales. JB, I am very sorry for your colleagues, how it impacts your work environment, and its effect on you. Of course, this is my uneducated view.
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