Another iHeart Bloodletting

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Another iHeart Bloodletting

Post by Lester » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:45 pm

https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1832 ... edia-cuts/

Any word on what’s happen to Huntington and surrounding markets?

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Re: Another iHeart Bloodletting

Post by JKF18 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:21 pm

Quite a few Premium Choice jocks were even let go! It's bad when the people that replaced the local people have now been fired!

And to quote the late, great Tom Petty....

And there goes the last DJ
Who plays what he wants to play
And says what he wants to say
Hey hey hey
And there goes your freedom of choice
There goes the last human voice
And there goes the last DJ

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Re: Another iHeart Bloodletting

Post by Lester » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:24 pm

I've heard iHeart pulled *every* jock bio down, so there's no telling who's staying and going at this point.

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Re: Another iHeart Bloodletting

Post by Mr. Jones » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:41 pm

Mark Wood, plus a couple others on air in Huntington, and I think an office person or two.

And it still might not be over yet here or anywhere else.

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Post by genlock » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:53 pm

Maybe they just left this one up.

https://tcrcountry.iheart.com/content/2 ... ocal-team/


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Post by cgarison » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:30 pm

Not directly from the Huntington stations, but I just heard Bobby Leach was caught up in this mess...

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Re: Another iHeart Bloodletting

Post by genlock » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:20 am

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two local DJs are victims of a nationwide layoff by the country's largest radio conglomerate.

iHeartMedia announced a business realignment this week that is mostly affecting small and medium radio markets.

WSAZ has learned Mark Wood and Jon Brannon, B97's morning team on the Woody and Professor Show in Huntington, were let go.

Woody has been a staple on Huntington radio for decades.

An iHeart spokesperson told us, "We recognize that the loss of any job is significant; we take that responsibility seriously and have been thoughtful in the process."
"Everyone Should be aware that you're just a screen grab away from infamy."

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