Right on time for Halloween, the buzz in radioland is that anotherÂ corporate-mandatedÂ jobÂ massacre is expected at Clear Channel, the area’s largest radio broadcaster.
Although officials are playing it close to the vest, the West Palm Beach-Treasure Coast market is supposed to feel the pain of a national round of cuts with dozens of personalitiesÂ expected to step to the guillotine.
Dave Denver, Clear Channel’s local boss, isn’t returning calls. But one tense insiderÂ told Gossip Extra mass layoffs could come as early as today.
Clear Channel has axed thousands of positions over the past three years,Â often replacing local talent with syndicatedÂ personalities like Ryan Seacrest,Â the American Idol host signed to a three-year, $60 million-radio deal.
Locally, Clear Channel ownsÂ Wave-92.7 FM, The Gator-98.7 FM, Wild-95.5 FM, Kool-95.5, Real Radio-101.7 FM, Rush-94.7 FM, Oldies 103.7 FM, Mia-92.1 FM, WBZT-1230 AM and WJNO-1290 AM — many of which stillÂ depend onÂ local talent.
Keep checking with Gossip Extra forÂ updates . . .