There are reports over at confirming that several layoffs have occured at Cumulus owned stations across the country. Could some layoffs occur in the near future over at the Cumulus Youngstown radio stables over on 4040 Simon Road? Cumulus currently owns 8 stations including Classic Rock WYFM 102.9 “Y-103”, Country WQXK 105.1 “K-105”, CHR WHOT 101.1 “Hot 101”, Alternative WWIZ 103.9 “Rock 104”, AC WLLF “96.7 The River”, Nostalgia WSOM 600, Sports WBBW 1240, and News Talk WPIC 790. With the state of radio today, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a few “Budget Cuts” occur over on Simon Road. Update: Thanks to our regular reader “Doug” for catching the news over on There were a few “Budget Cuts” over on Simon Road. They include “Y-103” evening jock Dave Messersmith (who was with the station for 23 years), “K-105” evening jock Burton Lee and morning show host “K-Man”, plus the entire weekend crew over at “Hot 101.” This was also reported over at Ohio Media Watch who is offering those who lost their jobs free posting of contact information for stations looking for talent. I’ll second that and welcome such postings here or at my e-mail address at It’s the people behind the mic that always made radio a special place and they deserve a lot better than being a victim of “budget cuts.”