The latest local victim of radio’s nationwide belt-tightening is one half of the Charlie & Steve Show on WFBG (1290).
The Altoona news-talker laid off Steve Clark on Friday, according to the Altoona Mirror.
Charlie Weston is now anchoring the show alone.
Clark, at Forever’s WFBG since 2005 and previously at cross-town rival WRTA for 10 years, told the newspaper he was a victim of budget cuts.
“These are unfortunate times,” Dave Davies, vice president and GM of Forever’s Altoona cluster, told the Mirror. “It was a budget decision, and he was let go.”
Clark is the second Altoona morning host let go by Forever in recent months. Roger Corey, co-host of the morning show on WALY-FM (103.9) since 1991, was laid off in November.