Merry Christmas, You're Fired! (Clear Channel drops the axe)

Discussion in 'HD (Terrestrial) Radio' started by Jon, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Clear Channel Denver stars and staffers hit during "National Firing Day"
    By Michael Roberts Thu., Dec. 6 2012 at 2:13 PM Write Comment
    Categories: Media




    Julie Hayden.
    According to multiple sources, pink slips have been distributed throughout the day at Clear Channel Denver, with on-air personalities and behind-the-scenes personnel affected. We don't have total numbers yet, but among those let go is Fox 31 reporter Julie Hayden, who confirms that she and her husband, Chuck Bonniwell, were informed this morning that they'd no longer be doing their Saturday morning program on KOA.
    Also gone is KBPI's Uncle Nasty, an icon of Denver radio for more than two decades. Within the hour, he posted the following on his Facebook page:

    Want to let people know this decision came from San Antonio where they think they know what you and I want and they pretend to run radio stations. It's not from my friends here in Denver. Willie was a good boss and is a great friend. I was part of Clear Channels "National Firing Day" many afternoon personalities as well as other day parts and positions like Eddie, good luck bro, were let go today across the Country and I wish them well. KBPI family this is not the end for me, though I will miss our afternoon conversations very much, it's just change. Hail to you for all the years of support KBPI family! Health and Happiness and thank you for a great run!!

    Clear Channel Denver stars and staffers hit during "National Firing Day" - Denver - News - The Latest Word

    For those who aren't aware, Uncle Nasty is kind of a legend around here and was one of the longer tenured DJs, having been on the air for over 20 years, until today!
  2. hyson

    hyson Forum Jerk

    I never really liked Clear Channel.
  3. Bandwagon03

    Bandwagon03 Well-Known Member

    Who does???

    :banghead:
  4. hyson

    hyson Forum Jerk

    Yeah, that's a pretty damn good point.
  5. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    SXM, Slacker and any online service who enjoy the flood of people away from FM radio thanx to policies of ClearChannel.
  6. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Clear Channel still around? :p


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  7. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Also the same reason you ask anyone 18-35 (although I say a little older) what their favorite local station is, they couldn't tell you because they don't listen. It's usually iPod, Pandora or some other internet service.
  8. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Meh. Most that can still pick a favorite fm station that they can tolerate.

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  9. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    I am down to one Non-NPR station that I listen to consistently. Used to be two but then Clear Channel bought the other one I listened to and screwed the format. Also the reason, despite all my griping about it, that I'll likely return to Sirius one day. Unless there's a better solution.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2012
  10. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    See? Two stations. ;)
    It really is hard to beat the delivery options with sxm. If you get back to finding the content worth it to you some day it's hard to beat the flexibility.

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  11. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    This almost sounds sacrilege since most people around here detest the SAC channels, but I think I would probably give the Grateful Dead and Springsteen channels a good listen since I'm fans of both. As long as I don't have to deal with Customer 'service' on a regular basis.
  12. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Very small doses of the sac's for me. There aren't many bands I'd want to listen to that much. Fortunately, since the merger, CS has continually gotten better. There's always room for improvement, but the old horror stories aren't as common as they used to be.

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  13. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Good to know. Nice to see an online presence as well.
  14. FlyersFan76

    FlyersFan76 Member

    The only time my wife and I listen to a local radio station is during the last 6 weeks of the year. The local Christmas music is better than the SiriusXM ones but other than that local radio stations are crap and we are in a major metropolitan area.
  15. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Clear Channel are nothing but scumbags. We had like 5 of our local radio stations all owned by clear channel. The local stations that were not owned by CC all jumped big time in market share. Eventually clear channel sold all 5 of those stations because this small market just wasn't making them enough money. All those stations today are owned by various local owners and doing very well. These huge media companies pretty much kill off locally own stations because all they run are satellite rebroadcast stations and so their overhead is much lower. However, this market debunked that and won out. I only wish Sirius XM could have found away to get rid of those CC channels.

    To do shit like this during the holidays just shows you how cut throat the bastards really are.

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