SYRACUSE — It’s been a full week since longtime WSYR radio talk show host Jim Reith was replaced by syndicated programming, as part of Clear Channel’s latest nationwide “reduction in force.” (Three others in Syracuse were also let go.) While quite a few naysayers were quick to express their delight with Reith’s cancellation, many more fans have expressed hope he’ll return. One fan has even launched an entire website devoted to getting Reith back on local airwaves.
SYRACUSE — Earlier today, we reported Jim Reith has exited WSYR radio, after 27 years at the news/talk station. It appears Reith’s departure is among many nationwide, ordered by WSYR’s owner, Clear Channel Communications. Since this afternoon, the tips have poured in, and we’ve learned at least three others received pink slips in Syracuse today. [More »]
Update 6:00pm – We’ve learned 4 people have been laid off at Clear Channel Syracuse. Click here for the newer story.
SYRACUSE — Longtime local radio fixture Jim Reith has exited FM Newsradio 106.9 and 570 WSYR. In place of his weekday 3-7pm talk show, the Clear Channel station’s website now says syndicated host Sean Hannity will air from 3-5pm, followed by “Daily Wrap with Joe Galuski” for the 5pm hour. Syndicated host Michael Savage begins at 6pm, going for the next seven hours. [More »]