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Entercom Makes Cuts

More Entercom Country staffers have been affected by the company's cuts. As reported earlier via Breaking News, Entercom WUSN/Chicago & KMNB/Minneapolis PD Kenny Jay is among the layoffs as the company joins the ranks of corporate cost-cutters. Jay joined WUSN in 2018 from KMPS/Seattle and added KMNB duties last year (CAT 11/11/19). He can be reached at 612-704-9780 or here. Also departing:

  • WUSN afternoon personality Mike Kasper joined the station four years ago (CAT 4/7/16) following stops in Richmond, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Roanoke, VA. He is on the hunt for his next opportunity and can be reached at 440-221-7543 or here.
  • KWJJ/Portland APD/midday personality Toni Marie has been cut after more than a year-and-a-half. She joined in 2018 (CAT 7/27/18) following time with KUZZ & KRJK/Bakersfield, CA and KWNR/Las Vegas. She can be reached at 559-786-6912 or here.
  • WDSY/Pittsburgh APD/MD/afternoon host Brian "Wookie" Kostek has also departed after 18 years. He started as a part-time morning producer/stunt guy and was elevated to APD/MD in 2014 (CAT 11/5/14). Reach Kostek at 724-664-5103 or here.

The departures come as Entercom Chairman/Pres./CEO David Field sent a memo to staffers early this morning (4/2) detailing coronavirus-related cost reductions including:

  • Temporary suspension of divident and 401(k) match.
  • Elimination of Q1 and Q2 bonuses.
  • Temporary salary reductions between 10% and 20% for those making more than $50,000 annually.
  • A 30% salary reduction for Field.
  • Planned reinstatement of salaries, bonuses and 401(k) matching at the start of Q3.