Monday, August 27, 2007

Todd Out at NRG

Sorry about the lack of posts in recent days. I had some vacation time, but I’m back on the beat now. Here’s an item from this morning:

Mark Todd is leaving NRG Media.

It was announced Monday morning that Todd, operations manager for NRG’s Omaha stations – KKAR (1290 AM), Lite 101.9 FM, Power 106.9 FM, the Zone (1620 AM), Q-98.5 FM, La Bonita (1180 AM) and Radio Disney (1020 AM) – was being let go.

In a memo to NRG employees, it was announced that the operations manager position was being eliminated as “part of a restructuring plan” and that the “decision to restructure and reallocate our resources has been made within the reality of today’s business environment, namely, resources have limitations and must be marshaled in highly focused plans which drive the desired business results. This sometimes requires very tough choices. Each of our stations has a Program Director. We can no longer support the extra layer of management in programming.”

Todd’s last day is to be August 31.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is Jim McKernan at it again with the 'ol axe?

Anonymous said...

isn't axe that new body spray?

Anonymous said...

Any news on the latest ratings?

Anonymous said...

Quote: "It was announced Monday morning that Todd, operations manager for NRG’s Omaha stations – KKAR (1290 AM) , Lite 101.9 FM, Power 106.9 FM, the Zone (1620 AM), Q-98.5 FM, La Bonita (1180 AM) and Radio Disney (1020 AM) – was being let go."

KKAR - Syndicated except for mornings. Lite 101.9 (automated nights), Zone - network programming except for 3 hrs per day, La Bonita (automated), Radio Disney (automated). What in the hell do you need a programming director for then too??? You've already taken the "local" out with no jocks...what's one more layer????

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there an episode of WKRP in Cincinnati based upon a "Christmas Carol" and Carlson was at the future WKRP station. He came to work, flipped a switch for the automated programming then at the end of the day flipped the switch to turn the station off.

Is this where radio is heading??? For as much as I didn't really care for Trav's show on 590, the reality is that 2 hours less of local programming.

Also, not a big fan of national Fox Sports radio broadcast (Sheeman and Washington) replacing it.

Anonymous said...

8-27/6:00; you have a pretty good take on how radio works from the inside. Having a Program Director at the stations you mentioned makes about as much business sense as having a Music Director at KKAR or KFAB. While it's always sad to see someone get chopped, many times it means something good in the long-term. I wish Todd the best in his future endeavors!

Anonymous said...

I don't know which is worse, the lame memo announcing the firing or the lame posts on this blog so far. I do indeed fear for my children's future.

Anonymous said...

Are your children working in radio?

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