The New Pittsburgh Courier learned Tuesday that Sheridan broadcasting Corporation has eliminated its news and sports divisions thereby eliminating nearly 10 employees that their downtown Pittsburgh headquarters.
SBC General Counsel and COO Ron Davenport, Jr. told the paper that the company was not able to generate the revenue that they wanted to see. The move comes a little over a year after Sheridan and American Urban Radio Networks went their separate ways. Davenport Jr. told the paper in an exclusive interview, “It’s a unique skill set, so we’ve been searching for some time and we have someone who has been working on our behalf and he’s just been unsuccessful, unfortunately, and we’re not able to continue.”
Sheridan had been providing news and sports to 60 stations nationwide prior to the announcement. The company, which used to own WAMO-AM/FM (860 Millvalle/106.7 Beaver Falls) and WPGR (1510 Monroeville), will continue to operate the Sheridan Gospel network heard on 30 stations nationwide, ownership of a radio station in Atlanta, and a new venture involving an audiovisual stream of a radio broadcast.