Dan Patrick started his show this morning on KLAC-AM (570) announcing there were 60 new affiliates.The promos on during Jim Rome’s show this morning tout the new Steve Hartman-Chris Myers “Loose Cannons”-kinda tag team that will come on later today (noon to 3 p.m.).
It’s all the local residue of Clear Channel Communications’ decision Tuesday to cut some 1,850 jobs, or 9 percent of the work force nationwide, to save the company a reported $400 million. Most jobs dropped are in ad sales, and its billboard department, but it really slices through all departments.
The Chicago Tribune’s Phil Rosenthal even reported that some believe Clear Channel timed it all during President Barack Obama’s inauguration “in the hope that the news would be lost in the shuffle.”
Aside from all the changes coming at 570-AM — is there a local show left for the station to air? — San Diego’s KLSD-AM, which went on the air 14 months ago, is down to one person after having five on-air hosts.
With the KLAC consolidation of all-sports with Fox Sports Radio, more of our sources say that Vic “The Brick” Jacobs will now be a news update guy for Hartman-Myers and Petros Papadakis-Matt “Money” Smith. Will Tim Cates and Tony Bruno be back? Doesn’t seem so. KLAC does the Lakers-Clippers game tonight, so they wouldn’t be on tonight, or Thursday (when the Lakers face Washington) anyway. Listen to see if JT The Brick replaces him, probably starting Friday or Monday.
It’s stupid crazy.
Ever consider opening up a day care center?