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savafan
01-30-2012, 02:54 PM
Sloan moves to mornings, Fingers is back with Tracy and Thompson fired while on his honeymoon:

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20120129/ENT11/120129011

hebroncougar
01-30-2012, 05:44 PM
Radio has gotten to be a joke anymore.

dabvu2498
01-30-2012, 05:45 PM
Radio has gotten to be a joke anymore.

Especially in this town.

savafan
01-30-2012, 06:00 PM
I finally gave in and switched to satellite radio

Sea Ray
01-30-2012, 06:39 PM
I guess the take home in all of this is if you're in radio, rent, don't buy. I don't know how Tracy Jones has hung on so long

KronoRed
01-30-2012, 06:52 PM
Radio has gotten to be a joke anymore.

Has been for around 15 years.

Sweetstop
01-30-2012, 06:59 PM
since i stopped listening to wlw lo these many years ago, my hypertensive moods have evaporated. wonder how many years wlw has taken off of people's lives?

RBA
01-30-2012, 09:12 PM
Thompson fired while on his honeymoon

Clear Channel usually fires people over their Christmas schedule. I guess this is the best next thing for them.

goreds2
01-30-2012, 10:20 PM
I finally gave in and switched to satellite radio


WLW used to be on XM. I was bummed when it got eliminated. I had the best of both worlds. Love THE TRACER. Loved to listen to EXTRA Innings at night in crystal clear non static satellite radio.

Matt700wlw
01-30-2012, 11:12 PM
He was actually informed of the decision on Friday. He got back from his honeymoon on Thursday.

It was either then, before his wedding, or this morning after he shows up and is ready to go.

Never a good time to do it.


He also still works for Clear Channel. He does a show in Richmond, VA, in which his numbers are excellent. He still has that gig, just not this one.

hebroncougar
01-31-2012, 10:12 AM
I finally gave in and switched to satellite radio

I did about 4 years ago. The people they have on the radio around here were god awful then, and have gone down even further since then.

George Anderson
01-31-2012, 10:45 AM
For a span of about 25 years, I pretty much always had WLW on. I just thought it was a great radio station. McConnell,Burbank, Trumpy, Collinsworth, Furman and Willie were people that I listened to on a daily basis . Other than to listen to Reds games I never listen to WLW anymore. I invested in XM radio and haven't looked back.

goreds2
01-31-2012, 12:32 PM
Good article on Fingers first day back telling fans do not take your job for granted etc.

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20120130/ENT11/301300164

RBA
02-06-2012, 07:18 PM
He was actually informed of the decision on Friday. He got back from his honeymoon on Thursday.

It was either then, before his wedding, or this morning after he shows up and is ready to go.

Never a good time to do it.


He also still works for Clear Channel. He does a show in Richmond, VA, in which his numbers are excellent. He still has that gig, just not this one.

Not anymore. Fired from his Richmond gig.

http://www.radio-info.com/news/doc-thompson-let-go-at-wlw-cincinnati-is-also-out-at-wrva-richmond (http://www.radio-info.com/news/doc-thompson-let-go-at-wlw-cincinnati-is-also-out-at-wrva-richmond)

Matt700wlw
02-06-2012, 09:09 PM
Not anymore. Fired from his Richmond gig.

http://www.radio-info.com/news/doc-thompson-let-go-at-wlw-cincinnati-is-also-out-at-wrva-richmond (http://www.radio-info.com/news/doc-thompson-let-go-at-wlw-cincinnati-is-also-out-at-wrva-richmond)

I saw that earlier today.

Unfortunate.

Bob Borkowski
02-06-2012, 09:33 PM
There must be considerably more to these firings than we are being told.

Sea Ray
02-07-2012, 12:35 PM
There must be considerably more to these firings than we are being told.

My thoughts as well. Matt, do you know anything that you can share?

BoydsOfSummer
02-09-2012, 01:03 AM
Just bought a new car with XM radio in it. Wow do I love it. My radio was always on WLW or KRC. They haven't been on once since I first sat down in the car. I find myself just sitting and listening for 5 or 10 minutes after I park. MLB radio and the comedy stations are just awesome.

MartyFan
02-11-2012, 07:58 PM
He was actually informed of the decision on Friday. He got back from his honeymoon on Thursday.

It was either then, before his wedding, or this morning after he shows up and is ready to go.

Never a good time to do it.


He also still works for Clear Channel. He does a show in Richmond, VA, in which his numbers are excellent. He still has that gig, just not this one.

That was nice of them...I was in radio for almost 20 years. Got fired twice in that time.

Despite my really poor opinion of CC and most corporate broadcast companies, radio HAS ALWAYS been a business where you have to keep producing and even then sleep with one eye open so, getting let go before, after or while on a honeymoon isn't something new to radio or unique to CC.

Here are some examples.

I worked in Tampa with a station where the evening jock's mother passed away suddenly, he went home to be part of the memorial and grieve with his family...the weekender did such a good job the company decided to keep him and told the other jock he should "stay home for two weeks longer"...he did and when he got back, the weekender had his shift and they ended up firing the afternoon jock who was replaced by the grieving night jock! :lol:

It backfired on them though...he figured they were up to something when the offered him more time off so he started looking for and too his surprise FOUND a gig in his hometown.

On the day he was supposed to return, he didn't and the station he was working for then promoted the weekender to afternoon drive...that kid was in the right place at the right time!

So radio is a sort of sleazy business to begin with...but I loved it!