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I hope the personnel to go are Stacey Watkowski and Stephanie Adrouney.
Remember this line from Mike Ferring the old ND at KRON. "The executioner is always executed." Disney will keep the Scream Team for the purge. When the dirty work is done they're out. Here is the not so well hidden "hit list."Carolyn Tyler outCheryl pay cutShu outWayne pay cutLouie retiredLyanne outThere's more....anybody else see it?
Sorry to see Shu on this list. Hope you're wrong. He's a good guy!
Everyone is getting at least a 20% pay cut, with the exception of union employees whose salaries are set by collective bargaining. Open reporter and tech positions will not be filled. Cutting staff and expenses is a common practice to make a station more attractive to potential buyers. The NY Post reported last October that Disney was looking for an investment banker to put the ABC O&Os up for sale, although the Wall Street Journal last month reported Disney CEO Robert Iger saying he has "no plans" to sell either the ABC network or the owned local TV stations. KRON's move to 900 Front adds another variable. Meantime, other stations in and out of the San Francisco market are gleaning KGO's departing talent.
My inside sources tell me the ND was overheard yelling, "THERE'S ONLY ONE MAN THAT CAN SAVE US". She then proceeded to point at the telephone and again yell, "GET ME RADNICH!".
Management fucked up big-time. GM Bill Burton and his minions are running that place into the ground. Should be a fun book.
Rich, thanks for bearing with something totally unrelated to the story, but what is up with Claudine Wong's left eye?
Sum ting wong with her eye!