This RIF Keeps Rolling
No one is sure how much longer the current iHEARTMEDIA RIF will continue, but it’s sure got everyone’s attention as the largest audio broadcaster in AMERICA retools for the future with reduced staffing and more responsibilities on just about everyone’s plate.
COVID-19 has had a large effect on radio at-large, and while iHEARTMEDIA has improved financials, it’s all about the changing needs of the company for staffing radio with mostly a WFH staff, to the iHEARTRADIO platform, to its expanding podcasting initiatives, to reimagining formerly live events into a virtual presentation.
Any RIF is very difficult — but with COVID-19 surging, the economy making only modest gains, the holidays almost here, the timing of these latest changes are hitting many people exceptionally hard.
ALL ACCESS suggests that you keep these professionals in mind for any new openings in your company, as their severance, which has been called generous by many, will eventually run out. Or, you can explore those who are looking for work in the ALL ACCESS SITUATIONS WANTED section of our site. You can also list yourself there for free.
If you have been caught up in the RIF, please send a note to ALL ACCESS here with your name, position, station(s), and contact information and we will post it.
Here is another just-announced RIF:
- DEUCE, Middays WXTB (98ROCK)/Tampa Bay, Promotions Manager WXTB and Country WFUS (US1035)/TAMPA is available at (317) 250-4598 or email@example.com
Here is an up to date list of the names that ALL ACCESS knows about who have been laid off:
- AMY MALONE, evenings at WKDD/AKRON/CANTON, Production Dir. Promotions Dir. and PSA Dir. for WKDD, WRQK, WHOF, WHLO/AKRON/CANTON is findable at firstname.lastname@example.org
- ANGELA DODSON, iHEARTMEDIA SPOKANE Promotions Director, (509) 216-5544
- ASHLEY CAVALIERE, middays WKCI/NEW HAVEN, Production and Creative Services Producer for the National imaging team, as well as a production center producer after 13 years with the company, can be contacted at Ashleyonair@gmail.com or (203) 907-7802
- BILL BLACK, Dir./Urban Programming, WJLB & WMXD/DETROIT reachable at (313) 801 5454 or email@example.com
- BILL MCALLISTER, morning host at Classic Rock WLLZ (DETROIT’S WHEELS)/DETROIT; contact BILL at firstname.lastname@example.org
- BILL RYAN, Executive Producer, “JOHNJAY & RICH,” who has been at the company for 11 years next month. Reach him at (310) 686-9161 or email@example.com
- BRIAN CHECK, PD AC WISX (106.1 THE BREEZE)/PHILADELPHIA, who’d been with CLEAR CHANNEL/iHEART in PHILLY since 2002. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: (484) 919-9438
- BRITTNEE BROOKS, KIBT (96.1 THE BEAT)/COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 5-year air talent, Social Media Mgr. and Brand Influencer. Email: email@example.com or (719) 282-5551
- BROOKE MORRISON, middays, WHYI (Y100)/MIAMI, and afternoons, KSLZ/ST. LOUIS. Reach her at (314) 315-0733 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- CHASE DANIELS, PD/afternoons Country WRWD, Top 40 WPKF and Classic Rock WBWZ. 19+ year vet with stops in BINGHAMTON, UTICA, ELMIRA, ITHACA. Reach CHASE at (607) 321-1153 or email@example.com
- CJ GOODEARL, a Production Director for the past 26 years at the ORLANDO cluster, is open for freelance VO and production projects. Demos at www.cjvoices.com or contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or (407) 341-0473
- CJ MILLER, PD/Afternoon Drive, KCDA/SPOKANE, WA Reach him at (253) 302-2188
- COREY ROTIC, 20 year veteran, most recently nights at WMMS/CLEVELAND and was known as “COREY THE BOARD OP” on the nationally syndicated ROVER’s MORNING GLORY can be reached at (216) 240-1866 or email@example.com. He’s launching a short-form Rock News feature “ROTIC REPORT” and you can sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org
- CORNEL BOGDAN, Senior Account Manager and On-Air Host of “Tangled Up In Blues” at WNCD (93.3 THE WOLF)/YOUNGSTOWN. Email: CB@TANGLEDUPINBLUES.biz website: www.TANGLEDUPINBLUES.biz
- CORT WEBBER, PD, KFBW (105.9 THE BREW), ALT 102.3 (KKRZ-HD2)/PORTLAND, KEX-A is findable at email@example.com
- CRYSTAL MCKENZIE, WFBQ(Q95)INDIANAPOLIS Middays and Cluster Production Director. Can be reached at (317) 225-1142, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CYNDI LaFRESE, APD and AM host at KMYI/TUCSON and nights on KMXP/PHOENIX. Reach her at email@example.com
- DAMIAN “I DO WINDOWS” MONTEZ, mornings, KGOR/OMAHA is gettable at firstname.lastname@example.org
- DAN BLACKMAN, afternoons, AC WISX (106.1 THE BREEZE)/PHILADELPHIA, (856) 906-4861, email@example.com
- DAVE ROSSI, PD/middays, Classic Rock WNRQ/NASHVILLE, DaveRossi615@gmail.com or (615)970-2111
- DAVID ALLEN, was Production Director and On-Air at iHEARTMEDIA ORLANDO from 2005 through 2015, then transferred to PD at News/Talk WFLA/TALLAHASSEE, FL, and WFLF/PANAMA CITY, FL. Reach him at davidallenonair@gmailcom
- DAVID “FINGERS” BELL, APD at News-Talk WFLA-A-W233AV-W256CT-W290BJ/TAMPA; contact DAVID at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 309-0681
- DAVID “FISCH”, a 25-year broadcast veteran and host of “FISCH In The Morning” on The River 105.9 WHCN (THE RIVER 105.9)/HARTFORD, is out. He formerly produced “The Herd with COLIN COWHERD” on ESPN RADIO, and did mornings on crosstown WMRQ. Reach out at (203) 676-5655 or email@example.com.
- DAVE HANSON, PD of WLDI (WILD 95.5)/WEST PALM BEACH, Reach DAVE at (954) 873-5394 or DDHmusic@aol.com.
- DAWN MARCEL,iHEARTMEDIA SPOKANE,Programming Assistant and middays at AC KISC (KISS 98.1). Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- DJ WIZKID, On-Air Talent & Assistant Programmer Weekdays 7pm-12am WJBT/JACKSONVILLE, Weekends WKSL & WBTP/TAMPA. Can be reached at Bookwizkidd@gmail.com or (904) 535-0759
- DON WILBANKS, Production Director at iHEARTMEDIA NEW ORLEANS since 2008. Reach him at (601) 569-0508 or email@example.com
- ELIOT KING MD/nights, WIOQ (Q102)/PHILADELPHIA, (317) 491-3352 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- ERIC PAULSEN, Middays at WRIT-FM/MILWAUKEE and also previously mornings at WXXM-FM/MADISON, WI, for the past five years. Reach him at (414) 899-5200 or email@example.com.
- ETHAN BRINER, PALM BEACH/TREASURE COAST, FL Dir./Marketing & Promotions; reach ETHAN at firstname.lastname@example.org or (561) 889-1188
- “BIG” FRANK GILBERT, Director of Marketing & Promotions MEMPHIS Cluster (WHRK, KJMS, WEGR, KWNW, WREC, WHAL & WDIA). Let go after 26 years. Reach him at (901) 643-4784, email@example.com
- GAVAN BRUDERER, Commercial & Imaging Producer/SALT LAKE CITY. Contact him at (801) 695-1264, firstname.lastname@example.org
- GAVIN, morning co-host at WKSS (KISS 95-7)/HARTFORD can be contacted at (860) 803-5720
- GRANT THOMPSON, iHEARTMEDIA MEMPHIS SVP Sales. Reach him at (217)493-3713 or email@example.com.
- HUNTER QUINN, mornings KTCZ (CITIES 97)/MINNEAPOLIS at firstname.lastname@example.org or (262) 893-1993
- J.J. COOK, SVPP/CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, is around at (319) 329-3714 or email@example.com
- JAGGER, PD, WKSS/HARTFORD is a free agent at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 535-6337
- JAMI “CANDY” LANDIS, middays KIOC (BIG DOG 106) and afternoons KCOL (COOL 92.5)/BEAUMONT, TX and Production Dir. for 21 years is at jamilandis1978@gmail
- JARED FALLON, PD, KBKS/SEATTLE is out and available at (715) 308-4508 or email@example.com
- JASON PHELPS Jingle Producer/Audio Producer, The Studio @ iHeartMedia – National Team, reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 788-6272
- JAVA JOEL MURPHY, PD/afternoons Top 40 WAKS and PD Hip Hop WAKS-HD2 (REAL 106.1)/CLEVELAND reachable at email@example.com or (315) 267-6182
- JEFF COCHRAN, SVPP/PD, KAAZ & KODJ/SALT LAKE CITY for 13 years, with IHEART for 20 years. Previous PD gigs WLIT/CHICAGO, KOSI/DENVER, KEZK/ST LOUIS, KMZQ/LAS VEGAS and IHEART/BOISE RVP/Programming. Contact Jeff by phone (801) 580-5686, email JeffCochranPD@gmail.com
- JEN RICHER, Midday Host/News Dir. at News-Talk WWDC-HD2-W284CQ (WONK-FM)/WASHINGTON, DC, reachable at firstname.lastname@example.org
- JESSICA TILLBERG, Promotions/Production Director iHEARTMEDIA/QUAD CITIES, 20 years with the cluster. email@example.com
- JIM DORMAN, SVP/Programming for WICHITA and PD of Country KZSN (102.1 THE BULL) and AC sister KRBB (B98). Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 601-6436
- JIM O’HARA, iHEARTMEDIA SVPP/QUAD CITIES is callable at (563) 528-9369
- JIMMIE KASKA – Digital Content Dir./Sports PBP, producer, anchor, & host, MILWAUKEE & MADISON (WI); Former news/talk/sports program director and sports director, EAU CLAIRE (WI) – 17 years in broadcasting with iHEARTMEDIA. email@example.com & (608) 698-3650
- JIMMY ELLIOTT, PD/MD/mornings, WOVK/WHEELING, WV, out after 27 years is at firstname.lastname@example.org
- JOEL RILEY, after 26 years with the company and most recently the morning host at News-Talk WTVN-A/COLUMBUS, OH, has exited; reach him at golfstyleguy@Hotmail.com or (614) 519-6960
- JOHN “UNCLE JOHN” GATLIN, PD, Creative Services Director, Morning drive to P.M. drive, midday, let go after 27 years from WFFX (103.7 THE FOX)/HATTIESBURG, MS with a total of 45 years in radio. Contact him at email@example.com
- JOHN McKEIGHAN, Program Director, KDRB-FM (100.3 THE BUS)/DES MOINES, IA. Reach him at Jmckeigh@hotmail.com.
- JO-JO, 43-year vet, middays and afternoons at WSOL/JACKSONVILLE for 23 years, and 12 years on iHEARTCUSTOM, afternoons and overnights. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- JORDAN DESOCIO, APD/MD KSLZ/ST. LOUIS, (513) 315-5826, or at email@example.com
- JUSTIN MILLER, Exec. Producer, Programming Lead ^ Digital Lead for WWHT, WHEN/Syracuse and WKGS/Rochester, NY. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
- KEITH ABRAMS, SVPP/CLEVELAND AREA & OM iHEARTMEDIA/CLEVELAND and PD at Rocker WMMS and Classic Hits WMJI is at (440) 665-2278 or reach him at email@example.com
- KERRY WOLFE, SVP/Programming for MILWAUKEE and Country WMIL (FM 106.1) PD out after 31 years. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 788-3764
- KEVIN WHITE, Producer & Imaging WMZQ/WASHINGTON is reachable at email@example.com or (443) 908-8063
- KIRK MARSKE, PD/Morning Show Host WOC (1420-A)/DAVENPORT, IA, and PD WFXN (Fox SPORTS RADIO 1230). Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
- KJ CARSON, mornings at Rhythmic AC WKAF/BOSTON and can be reached at email@example.com or at (617) 329-9708
- KRISTAN BREWER, Digital Content Dir., BILOXI, MS (SOUTH EAST REGION)
- KRISTINA KAGE – 21 years in the PORTLAND, OR market, including AM drive at KXJM, afternoons KKCW, VT TAMPA, DETROIT, PHOENIX. (360) 931-3155 and KristinaMKage@gmail.com
- KRISTI ADAMS, iHEARTMEDIA INDIANAPOLIS Cluster Marketing and Promotions Director. Can be reached at (317) 410-4571.
- MARK CARBONARO, PD/Chief Operator/Ass’t. CE at News-Talk KION-A-K266BD/MONTEREY, CA; reach MARK at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 206-8578
- MARK LILLIE, PD for the FARMINGTON, NM, cluster. Reach him at (303) 704-0700 or email@example.com
- MATT CRUZ, APD of KDJE, middays KDJE, and Director of Promotions and Marketing for all ARKANSAS – LITTLE ROCK, FAYETTVILLE, and FORT SMITH. (KDJE, KSSN, KMJX, KHKN, KKIX, KMXF, KEZA, KIGL, KMAG, KZBB, KKBD, KWHN) Can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (501) 410-0682
- MATT CULBREATH, Creative Services Director, Sports, News Talk WSPD-AM and Sports WCWA AM, TOLEDO reachable at email@example.com
- MATT JOHNSON, PD KSLZ/ST. LOUIS, (937) 238-8789, or find him at firstname.lastname@example.org
- MATT LOI, Programming Assistant and Weekender, Classic Rock KKZX/SPOKANE, WA (509) 308-6332
- MATT PROVOST, Digital Director/On Air Talent HARTFORD and NEW HAVEN, on air talent for WKCI/NEW HAVEN and WKSS/HARTFORD as well as WRNX/SPRINGFIELD, MA and Digital Director at IHEARTMEDIA/NEW HAMPSHIRE for 5 years before coming to iHEARTMEDIA/CONNECTICUT in 2018. Get to MATT at email@example.com or mattpro.media
- MATTHEW JARECKI, afternoon host, iHEARTMEDIA Sports KGME-A (FOX SPORTS 910)/PHOENIX. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
- MICHAEL RIVERA, PD Spoken Word Formats and PD/afternoon driver at Country KHEY/EL PASO, TX and Country KBQI/ALBUQUERQUE. He also oversaw operations for News-Talk KTSM-A and Sports KHEY-A/EL PASO. Reach him at email@example.com
- MIKE BELL, PD KDFO, KRAB, KHTY, KBFP-A&F/BAKERSFIELD and afternoons at KDFO (98.5 THE FOX), an 18 year veteran of the cluster is approachable at firstname.lastname@example.org or (661) 302 – 2095
- MIKE “FLOUNDER” DALY was at iHEARTMEDIA for almost 30 years, starting with JACOR/TAMPA in ’91 and transferring to SAN DIEGO in ‘99. He remains the voice of PRODUCTION VAULT ROCK and is available for voiceover work at (619) 887-4277 or email@example.com
- MIKE KILLABREW, SVP/Programming INDIANAPOLIS cluster (WFBQ, WOLT, WZRL, WNDE, WOLT-HD2), former Director of Rock Programming WWDC, WBIG and former PD WXTB and WDAE. Reach him at (515) 608-2460 and firstname.lastname@example.org
- MIKE McCABE, PD WZFT/BALTIMORE is at (607) 644-5222, email@example.com
- MIKE MCKAY, PD/Mornings WQRB (HOT COUNTRY B95)/EAU CLAIRE, WI and PM drive WATQ (MOOSE COUNTRY106.7). With B95 since day one, 27+ years. Cell: (715) 894-7714 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- MICHAEL “MIKIE” DELLINGER iHEART/CLEAR CHANNEL Veteran of 18 years PD/PMD, KTMQ (Q103.3 TEMECULA’S ROCK), KMYT (RADIO 94.5) TEMECULA VALLEY’s Alternative Rock PD, (951).743.1889 and MGDellinger@gmail.com
- MIKE TIPTON, Production Manager for the EL PASO Market (KPRR, NPRR, KTSM-AM, KTSM-FM, KHEY-AM, KHEY-FM) and Afternoon Sports Show Host/Promotions Director on KHEY-FM Reach Mike at (915) 342-3303 or email@example.com
- NATALIE DIPIETRO, Integrated Marketing Sales Mgr. in MILWAUKEE. Reach NATALIE at DiPietroN@aol.com or (414) 429-1037
- NIA MARCIANTE, Promotions Dir. WMZQ and WBIG/WASHINGTON, DC: Nia.Marciante@gmail.com
- PETER MORLEY – Prod Dir. WWSW (3WS) & WPGB/PITTSBURGH
- PHIL TOWER, longtime Dir./News & Content and Programming at News-Talk WOOD-A-F/GRAND RAPIDS, reachable at firstname.lastname@example.org
- RAD MESSICK, SVPP/RSVPP WEST PALM BEACH; PD at WKGR, WLDI, WOLL. Reach him at email@example.com and (818) 427-5119.
- REX LONG, PD at KHFI – KASE-HD2/AUSTIN, TX, Reach REX at RL45401@gmail.com or (737) 703-8175
- RYAN KRAMER, PD at Top 40/Rhythmic KPEZ and Sports KVET-AM/AUSTIN, TX, reach RYAN at Ryanweatherman25@gmail.com or (970) 443-7388
- RYAN POORE, Digital PD for the SALT LAKE CITY market for nearly 19 years; reach RYAN at firstname.lastname@example.org or (801) 557-2077
- SCOTT HAMMER, Digital Project Manager/Digital Content Director DETROIT REGION/NORTHERN OHIO REGION WIOT, WVKS, WRVF, WCKY, WCWA-A, WSPD-A plus seven other markets can be found at (419) 297-0004 or email@example.com
- SCOTT KUNDA, PD POUGHKEEPSIE, NY and SUSSEX, NJ for 10 years. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
- SCOTT RUSK, iHEARTMEDIA SPOKANE, Production Director and Afternoons at Classic Rock 98.9 KKZX, National Production Center team. Reach him at (509) 885-4096 or email@example.com.
- SHARI STONE, from “Mornings With MONTEZ & SHARI” on KGOR/OMAHA, NE. She can be reached at ShariStone@Hotmail.com
- SHAUN VINCENT, APD/MD/Afternoons Hot AC WMMX (MIX 107.7)/DAYTON. He was a 23-year MIX veteran. Reach him at: Shaunvincent321@yahoo.com
- SHAWN GARRETT, Regional Digital Director in SEATTLE AND PORTLAND exits after nearly 14 years. Worked in LA, PHILLY, NYC and SEATTLE. (818) 748-7655 and firstname.lastname@example.org
- SHELBY TARANTO, iHEARTMEDIA/BOSTON Production Dir., and middays at Active Rocker WGIR/MANCHESTER, NH is findable at (781) 530-7560 or shelbytaranto.com or email@example.com
- SHERI VAN DYKE – APD/middays WWSW (3WS)/PITTSBURGH is reachable at (412) 841-5006 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- STACY LYN, News Anchor/Morning Host, Show Host at News-Talk WWDC-HD2-W284CQ (WONK-FM)/WASHINGTON, DC and Midday host for iHEART Classic Hits and Oldies custom formats; find STACY at email@example.com or StacyLynVoiceovers.com
- STEVE CARNEY is out after nearly 15 years at iHEARTMEDIA/TAMPA, as a host and producer. Reach out to him at firstname.lastname@example.org or (727) 692-4881
- STEVE-O LATART, Exec. Producer, THE DAVE RYAN SHOW, KDWB/MINNEAPOLIS is at (612) 270-3278 or email@example.com
- STEVE POWERS, OM, MOBILE, AL
- TEMPLE HANCOCK, Morning Show Producer and on air talent WNRQ (1059 THE ROCK)/NASHVILLE and host of The Temple Of Rock podcast. (615)-605-5525 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- TERRY O’DONNELL, WKKF, WRVE, WRVE-HD2/ALBANY, NY 518-257-6714 and email@example.com
- TIM HERBSTER, SVP/Programming, PD KKRZ & KXJM/PORTLAND and is at (201) 725-4525 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- TODD BERRY, OM, JACKSON, MS
- TODD VIOLETTE, WOLT (ALT 1033)/INDIANAPOLIS PD/PM Drive and Director of Events. Can be reached at (317) 499-4933.
- TOM SCHMID, morning show producer for the last nine years (after seven years part-time) at News-Talk WTVN-A/COLUMBUS, OH, was among the departures; he’s reachable at ThomasBlixa@AOL.Com and (614) 439-3780
- TONY McGINTY, co-host of THE STANSBURY SHOW ON WRQK/CANTON, OH and Digital Content Coordinator for AKRON/CANTON, CLEVELAND/YOUNGSTOWN is around at (440) 554-6556 or email@example.com
- TREVOR MORINI SVPP, iHEARTMEDIA/RALEIGH and PD at WDCG (G105), WDCG HD-2, WRDU, WTKK/RALEIGH, reachable at (508) 317-9414 and firstname.lastname@example.org
- YANCEY SANFORD, Information Technology/Web Content, LAUREL-HATTIESBURG, MS, had been with the cluster for 29.5 years, with iHEART/CLEAR CHANNEL for 20 years in varying capacities from IT to on-air, to news reader and is reachable at email@example.com
If you have been caught up in the RIF, please send a note to ALL ACCESS here with your name, position, station(s), and contact information and we will post it.
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