Rob Charry is being let go by 94 WIP as part of the layoffs and cost-cutting measures taking place at Entercom.
Sources tell Crossing Broad that the long-time weekend host and update anchor was offered the overnight shift but declined, leading to his departure. I’m not sure if this was a forced buyout or voluntary severance situation, but Rob had been at WIP for more than three decades and would be presumably making a decent amount of money from either one of those exit scenarios.
Charry was most recently working weekends alongside Rob Ellis following Hollis Thomas’ September departure. He did updates during the week and also produced and voiced WIP specials and year-end programming that would air during the winter holiday season. He served as a station’s union representative for a long time and was approaching retirement.
As far as I can tell, weekend programming seems to be mostly unaffected beyond this, though I guess we’ll find out soon. Glen Macnow and Ray Didinger both work part time, as does Ellis, who returned to WIP in 2018 after his departure from 97.5 the Fanatic. Go Birds radio airs on Saturdays and Sundays while the weekend night time hosts are a revolving cast of part time veteran anchors like Rickie Ricardo and Paul Jolovitz. The graveyard shift vacated by Big Daddy Graham, who suffered a spinal bleed last summer, is being staffed by committee, with various people stepping in to cover.