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Alpha Broadcasting Lays off 10 Personnel

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  • Started 7 years ago by Craig_Adams
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  1. missing_kskd

    There will be more.

    Scaling up like that to dilute the debt burden means more sticks, less people, canned content. Somebody somewhere really needs to get the message out on the artificial cost burdens all that merging and trading imposed on the medium. In the end, that comes right out of our ass in the form of both reduced employment and seriously diluted value out of the medium. Asses.

    Yet, the general public expectation surrounding radio is still being presented old school. Carson on "The Voice" did a nice segment where he had the competitors in his studio. Blake, Christina have also both done similar things, talking up the medium largely as it's intended to be.

    The disconnect is just huge... Soon it will all be just a coupla bright spots all piped in national, leaving a wasteland of empty chairs and dusty mics.

    A friend and I were musing over massive breakups at work. So much new opportunity, and a reset for them! They've managed to glob so much back together, why not give these clowns something new to do and open up a lot of currently closed doors? Break a lot of 'em up, not just radio.

    Won't happen this time though. The concentration of power is too high right now, IMHO, but it would be damn spiffy, if it did!

    Posted on December 5, 2012 - 06:51 AM #
  2. msndrspdx

    It might have to take action from Congress to push the FCC in that direction. The yanking of progressive talk at KPOJ and a forthcoming similiar change in Seattle are prompting complaints to Congressional delegations, and there might be hearings on the subject once the new Congress covenes after the turn of the year. I hope that happens, and I hope it leads to something that finally gets the FCC to look seriously at the subject of mega-ownerships and their contention that local hosts and content are too expensive to maintain, and therefore must be replaced by what amounts to networked material *promoted* as local in order for the biz to make money. I'd love to see the Powers That Be at Clear Channel and other mega-ownerships squirm on live TV trying to explain that rationale! (That might actually be fun to see, come to think of it.)

    Best, Mike 8)

    Posted on December 5, 2012 - 09:56 AM #
  3. NoParty

    Should of been 11. Canzano needs to go.

    Everyone at 101.1 and Freedom 970 should be fired asap!

    Posted on December 5, 2012 - 01:36 PM #
  4. saveitnow

    There wouldn't be layoffs if Lars lived up to his claim from January, 2010.

    Posted on December 5, 2012 - 03:20 PM #
  5. TDPDX

    "No Party", everyone at FM News 101.1 should be fired? Does that include Steve and Rebecca in AM News? Dan and Lacey with the PM news block? Forget the fact that this station just went to #1 25-54, how deep should the firings go? Perhaps the receptionist? Just asking?

    Posted on December 5, 2012 - 08:14 PM #
  6. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    This from All Access:

    ---------------------------------------------Scott Simon Is Available---------------------------------------------

    Industry veteran SCOTT SIMON is looking for his next opportunity. Most recently SIMON was the morning personality at ALPHA BROADCASTING Country KUPL/PORTLAND, OR and has also worked at BEASLEY Country WKIS/MIAMI and ENTERCOM Country KWJJ/PORTLAND, OR.

    SIMON tells ALL ACCESS that he’s looking for the right fit in either radio or records. Check out his materials at
    You can reach SCOTT at

    Posted on March 6, 2013 - 09:54 PM #