Musings, observations, and written works from the publisher of Eckhartz Press, the media critic for the Illinois Entertainer, host of Minutia Men, and the writer of "The Living Wills", "$everance," "Just One Bad Century," "Father Knows Nothing," "The Radio Producer's Handbook," and "Records Truly Is My Middle Name"
Monday, May 01, 2017
Another round of radio layoffs hit Chicago on Friday. Cumulus laid off some very popular traffic reporters, who also served as sidekicks on the shows they were on, including Marti Jones, Jen DeSalvo, JoAnne Genette and Christina Filliagi.
But to me the biggest cut was Scott Dirks, the production voice at WLS. He had been there for nearly 20 years. Scott and I worked together for many years at the Loop, and you just won't find a nicer guy in the biz.