Sunday, October 10, 2004


Local Media

WUBE sends exec packing with no explanation

Tim Closson, WUBE-FM operations manager and program director since the early '90s, is no longer with the station. The Infinity Broadcasting station bought out the last 60 days of his contract last week and sent him on his way.

"Tim is no longer working here. Other than that, in the modern world we live in, I can't say anything," said Jim Bryant, senior VP and market manager for Infinity stations WUBE-FM, WGRR-FM, WKRQ-FM and WAQZ-FM.

Kat O'Connor is acting PD during the search for a replacement.

Morning crew, afternoon dude out at WYGY

WYGY-FM did its share of housecleaning, too.

The morning team of Mike Stiles and Dana Race is gone. So is afternoon guy Marshall Zerb.

"We had to make some hard decisions," said Dan Swensson, vice president of Radio Cincinnati, Inc., a holding of Susquehanna Radio, which controls WRRM-FM, WYGY-FM and WMOJ-FM. "But we have to give audiences what they want, so I feel we had no choice. You have to find the best and the brightest to present to your audience."

Swensson thinks he has found it. The new team of Ken and Kitty (Ken Anderson and Kitty ) sign on the air Monday. "They're from Allentown and I know that's not the biggest market in the world, but talent is talent no matter where you find it."

Chris Clair, YGY's evening guy, is filling in on Zerb's afternoon slot.

Jim Knippenberg

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