Re: Clear Channel made cuts today.
Originally Posted by medford
I'm not sure if Matt can answer this or not, but I've seen it mentioned in several places how little a DJ or talk host sometimes makes. In both cases it was well down in the single digit $/hour. I think the sports talk show host up in Dayton was making something like $5 an hour for a 3 hour show. he had all kind of problems, was living out of his car, etc...
I know they stand to make significantly more when they make a live appearance, though I'm not sure how much.
So my question...how much does a DJ make? talk show host? The 2 figures I heard for 2 different people made me questioned why anyone would bother.
When I was in the biz, all the money went to the morning show. Your overnight guy made less than 20 grand a year , but there were some decent paying shifts doing middays or afternoon drive. Probably different now....
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