Just getting back from a Disney vacation, but even in Orlando, Fla. I heard the news about the latest purging at WTIC NewsTalk 1080, my former employer.
This is the deal at the CBS-owned station -- and really the only thing to keep in mind: WTIC is hemorrhaging money and it's up for sale.
So, management is liquidating its assets -- in this case some of its on-air talent - in order to lighten the financial load for a prospective buyer. The brass there should be upfront with its loyal and intelligent listeners about this.
The ousting of Colin McEnroe and Diane Smith was NOT about improving programming. It was about dumping salaries.