As expected, January 20 was the day for a super bloodbath at Clear Channel clusters throughout the country. The clearance happened differently in each market – some managers called the names over the intercom and asked them to return over the weekend to pick up belongings. Others were told the items would be shipped to them. Other locations had police on hand. One location was so cold, those who were asked to leave were told not to speak to their former co-workers on the way out.
In some clusters it was sales staff, in others it was programmers. One major loss Corporate Senior VP of news/talk/sports – Gabe Hobbs. Hobbs had been with Clear Channel (and before that Jacor) for 25 years. His hat was hung at the Tampa cluster.
No word on how the cuts affected Pittsburgh, yet.
Source: Tom on Radio-Info (Link not available at post time.)