Thursday, January 07, 2016

Rod Zimmerman Fired

This is shocking news. Zimmerman had led the CBS stations in Chicago for years. He was let go because they didn't extract enough money out of those seven radio stations. From All Access...
Shocker! CBS RADIO continues to make cuts, this time affecting CHICAGO SVP/Market Mgr. ROD ZIMMERMAN and VP/Dir./Sales MARK DAY. ROBERT FEDER reports the duo, "have been forced out in the wake of revenue declines at the seven-station group they headed, sources confirmed THURSDAY," adding COO SCOTT HERMAN, "disclosed the moves WEDNESDAY in a meeting with local department managers. He cited the disappointing financial performance of the CHICAGO group under ZIMMERMAN and DAY, according to several of those present." HERMAN "told the managers he would introduce ZIMMERMAN’s replacement at an all-staff meeting THURSDAY morning," adds FEDER.
I was not a Zimmerman fan, but the one thing I never questioned about him was his absolute dedication to sucking every last penny out of that place. When I worked at WJMK, we weren't even allowed to use the nice stationery without getting approval from the GM. (True story) Good luck to the next guy who has to suck even more out of it.