Ben Fong-Torres, in his radio column in today’s Chron, reports that Clear Channel has terminated about a dozen employees including Star 101 program director James Baker, KNEW program director Clark Reid, KNEW news director Ellen Hyatt and KQKE promotions director Mike Capozzola. CC’s local president and market manager, Kim Bryant, says the company isn’t cutting jobs, pointing out that she’s added new sales and Internet jobs. Fong-Torres also notes that CC’s KQKE 960 has dropped Al Franken (left), the biggest
The bankruptcy filing of liberal radio network Air America won’t have any immediate impact on its Bay Area affiliate, The Quake (KQKE-AM 960), according to KQKE Programming Director Bob Agnew. According to the Associated Press, Air America plans to stay on the air during bankruptcy. It filed only after a creditor threatened to seize the network’s assets. Clear Channel owns both KQKE and conservative KNEW 910, and Agnew serves as programming director of both stations.