Clear Channel has laid off some of its on- and off-air workers, including WJBO host Clarence Buggs, as part of a new programming strategy.
The company declined to release details of the staffing changes, which were made Wednesday.
“As a policy, and out of respect, we don’t discuss internal staffing matters,” spokeswoman Shira Mahler said in an email to The Advocate.
AllAccess.com, which describes itself as the largest online radio and music community, reports that Clear Channel is cutting hundreds of jobs in smaller markets nationwide.
According to Mahler, the changes are part of a plan to apply the approaches to programming, talent, technology and other resources that Clear Channel’s most effective and efficient stations have used.
AllAccess.com says other cuts locally at Clear Channel include Scott Innes’ afternoon drive time slot and Margie Maybe’s traffic report at WYNK.
Clear Channel market manager Michael Hudson also said he could not discuss anyone specifically.
However, as part of Clear Channel’s re-engineering ofproducts to local markets, some positions were eliminated, he said.
Hudson said the company is always trying to get better and part of that effort involves bringing in better programming.