Joe Staszak and update anchor Damian Muziani got the hook from 97.5 as a result of Greater Media cutbacks (layoffs). I’m hearing WMMR was hit the hardest, but the company’s cuts also impacted the sports station.
What’s more, 97.5 will now only be live and local from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on weekends. Previously, they were live beginning at 8 a.m. and running through 8 p.m. or 10 p.m. There will also no longer be midday updates during the week, an apparent cost-cutting move that, according to my calculations, saves roughly $7 per month.
In unrelated news, Barrett Brooks is also leaving the station. He’s busy enough with Breakfast on Broad. Whether or not he turns up on WIP is unknown, but, I suspect, a possibility…
Minor machinations, but notable nonetheless. MY SYMPHONY SIRS: