inside The CRS Daily Buzz (2/18)

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Some iHeart Furloughs Permanent

More iHeartMedia Country pros are displaced (see list below) as an internal memo obtained by Country Aircheck confirms the rumors of another workforce reduction. CEO Bob Pittman and CFO Rich Bressler cite positioning the company for the post-COVID future and a downturn that is "deeper and longer than originally expected." They continue, "As a result of changed work habits and so much work still being done from home, we will not need all the jobs we once had... While we have brought back some of our furloughed colleagues, and will continue to bring back some others, we will unfortunately be eliminating a number of our furloughed jobs. These decisions were not made easily or quickly — and they are all painful. These are good people who really care about our company, and to lose any is hard." Read the complete memo here.

Among those who have exited are:

  • WGAR/Cleveland Dir./Creative Bill Conners, who served with the company for 39 years. Reach him at 440-476-9020 or via email here
  • WGAR/Cleveland Dir./Commercial Production Joe Sweeny; reach him at 216-333-7049 or via email here.
  • WSIX/Nashville Dir./Promotions Ashley Mascroft, who exits after more than two years with the cluster (CAT 7/27/18) and nearly five with the company. Reach her here.
  • WDRM/Hunstville Dir./Promotions Deano Chaple, with the cluster for more than two years (CAT 3/21/18); reach him at 850-485-4203 or via email here.

Anyone wishing to share personal contact info as they seek their next opportunity can contact Country Aircheck here.