Saying Goodbye - Was: Nightcap
Sat Jan 3 23:57:38 EST 2009
Pamela are still working in Chicago today?
WMAQ was just caught in a perfect storm. Even though the Westinghouse
news format was enjoyed by many the suits wanted to move WSCR to a
better signal. The irony is that as well as CBS/Infinity has done with
sports at WFAN and WIP the format has never caught in Chicago. Of
course Mike North didn't help things. ( he now on Comcast Sports Net
Chicago morning )
My media friends in Chicago say they are totally lost at what is
happening in radio since Bob Feder retired from the Sun-Times.
On 1/3/09, Pamela Riesmeyer <email@example.com> wrote:
> Long-time lurker here - just chiming in to say that no matter how
> it's sliced, it's no fun.
> Granted, this was an extraordinary circumstance, but many of us knew
> we were gone at WMAQ a good six months before the final day. Those of
> us who were not getting jobs at WBBM, were asked to talk for weeks on
> the air about how wonderful the news "dream team" was going to be
> when those who were getting jobs joined NewsRadio 780, and how great
> it was going to be for listeners.
> Those were not fun times. We did get to say goodbye, on that last
> day, though, and I think just about everyone held it together pretty well.
> (I also worked in Boston at WHDH radio for about 4 years in the early
> 1980's and I really enjoy reading your posts about the city and the
> people I remember)
> Back to lurking...
> Pam Riesmeyer
> At 08:17 PM 1/3/2009, Paul B. Walker, Jr. wrote:
>>One place I worked, you were told you wer egoing to be let go right before
>>your last air shift and were VERY CLEARLY instructed to NOT say ANYTHING to
>>your listeners about this being your last shift.. you were told to go on as
>>if it were a normal shift.
>>The PD (this was a country station) also removed "Take this job and shove
>>it" from the hard drive, because on more then one occassion, the DJ would
>>play that as their last song.. and they didn't like that.
>>On 1/3/09, Sid Schweiger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > >>I guess what bothers me the most about Steve leaving BZ is the way it
>> > was handled. That audience deserved a chance to say goodbye to him and
>> > for him to do the same. Doesn't anybody at CBS remember that
>> > ultimately this is a one on one business, the host (station) and
>> > listener.<<
>> > Letting a fired air personality say goodbye on the air went the way of
>> > the
>> > dodo bird decades ago. The few rotten apples who abused the privilege
>> > (think Roby Yonge on WABC) spoiled it for everyone else.
>> > Sid Schweiger
>> > IT Manager, Entercom New England
> Pamela Riesmeyer
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