Several Layoffs At Former Citadel Broadcasting Stations

As many as 15 staffers from WABC and WPLJ in New York were let go Friday as new owner Cumulus officially completed its acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting, reports FishbowlNY. That includes overnight WPLJ DJ Dave Stewart, who had racked up 22 years at the station, Sunday host Mancow Miller at WABC, and more.

In Atlanta, Ga., Cumulus-owned stations cut Spiff Carner and Randy Cook, co-hosts of the morning show “Randy & Spiff” on WYAY as well as WKHX afternoon host Tim Michaels and a handful of others.

KABC/KLOS, Los Angeles manager Bob Moore is also out and senior VP Carl Anderson left earlier this month.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Citadel required Cumulus to void its non-compete clauses in the contracts of anyone it let go before approving the sale, so any laid-off employees are free to begin work again immediately.