KXNO/iHeart Layoffs

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  1. cyowan

    cyowan Well-Known Member
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    Per CW's Twitter:

    A sad day for local sports coverage in Central Iowa.
     
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  2. Cyched

    Cyched Minister of Culture
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    Ross is a big loss for the station
     
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  3. dawgpound

    dawgpound Active Member

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    I hate hearing this, such a sad day. Wonder what KXNO is doing now?
     
  4. vortec22

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    That sucks, I enjoyed listening to Chris and Ross on my drive home.
     
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  5. tzjung

    tzjung Well-Known Member

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    Whoa......national shows all around now? Wtf
     
  6. cyowan

    cyowan Well-Known Member
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    From Ross:
     
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  7. DSMCy

    DSMCy Well-Known Member

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    Man this sucks. Hope these guys can land on another station.
     
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  8. cyowan

    cyowan Well-Known Member
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    Looks like Morning Rush is gone too:
     
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  9. Sigmapolis

    Sigmapolis Well-Known Member
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    Just more of local/regional journalism taking an absolute beating.
     
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  10. lionnusmb

    lionnusmb Active Member

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    This changes everything.
     
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  11. Bret44

    Bret44 Well-Known Member

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    Whoa... Going away from local is a bad idea, but I guess they don't care iHeart doesn't care. This sucks big time.
     
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  12. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    So they get rid of content specific to things that listeners actually care about and replace it with nationally syndicated non-sense. I always appreciated the local shows because it wasn't the same cyclical crap that the national broadcasts put out. The same regurgitated hot takes that made the rounds from one show to another.

    With my job I rarely had availability to listen during their show but feel the loss none the less as it's just another step towards streamlining the same generic bull**** that exists in all media.

    Can't wait to listen to Stephen A yell on the radio, because I don't get enough Stephen A yelling on my TV.
     
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  13. Cyched

    Cyched Minister of Culture
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    Hope they keep Murph and Andy around. Otherwise my days of listening to KXnO are finished
     
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  14. Cydkar

    Cydkar Well-Known Member

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    I stopped listening, since ISU is struggling so much, but this is bad news.

    I'd rather eat dinner with Fran McCaffrey than listen to national sports radio.
     
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  15. CloneGuy8

    CloneGuy8 Well-Known Member

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    Dumb. 1700 it is on my drive home
     
  16. DSMCy

    DSMCy Well-Known Member

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    CW hit this square on the head a month ago. He was trying to prepare for the Alabama game and couldn't find any actual sports stories about their upcoming season. All he could find were barstool type blogs.

    This appears to be the sad future of local sports. Big markets will dominate everything.

    The Associated Press doesn't even have a reporter in Iowa since they let Luke Meredith go.
     
  17. Mr Janny

    Mr Janny Welcome to the Office of Secret Intelligence
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    Losing Ross sucks a lot. Even though he was a Hawkeye, he was great to listen to. Morning Rush is less disheartening. I liked Heather and Sean...
     
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  18. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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    Guessing Murphy & Andy are still on. Would think that show makes at least some $$$ for the station.
     
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  19. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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    I always enjoyed listening to Ross, probably the most level headed Hawk fan there is.
     
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  20. AgronAlum

    AgronAlum Well-Known Member

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    Downs is gone too.

     
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