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Layoffs at Corus

Postby jon » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:36 am

Haven't seen a detailed list, but the layoffs at Corus yesterday were not only in Calgary and the CKNW Sports department.

This Globe and Mail headline from July 15 undoubtedly explains why: "Corus Entertainment misses expectations, posts $8-million loss".

If you can find any published details, or have any info from sources that won't object if you post them, please post them here.
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Re: Layoffs at Corus

Postby Tom Jeffries » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:34 pm

There has been more bleeding at CORUS >check Google.
Winnipeg has been chopped and more.
Adler has called it a day.
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Re: Layoffs at Corus

Postby jon » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:21 am

LISTEN: Charles Adler Leaving 680 CJOB
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July 30, 2015 10:47 am

Veteran broadcaster Charles Adler is leaving 680 CJOB and moving to British Columbia.

Adler has been at 680 CJOB for 17 years, beginning with a local show in 1998 and eventually hosting a nationally syndicated talk show across the Corus Radio Network. Adler returned to an all local format in September 2013.

“CJOB and Corus Entertainment have been my radio family for a very long time and the people of Winnipeg have been extremely generous to me,” says Adler. “Saying goodbye is never easy, but Winnipeggers will always have a special place in my heart.”

Adler’s last show will be Friday, August 7th. Geoff Currier, long time host ofThe Nighthawk will be taking over the timeslot.

ref. - http://www.cjob.com/2015/07/30/charles- ... -680-cjob/
(which includes audio of the announcement)
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Re: Layoffs at Corus

Postby Jim Walters » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:56 am

Wasn't Adler once a Top 40 jock under the name Al Adler at CKLG in the 1970s?

As for those who were terminated at Corus this week, consider yourselves lucky. Those who still have to go there to work everyday are the losers. Not only do they have to take on the work of their former co-workers (with no extra pay), they have to live in fear of what next Tuesday or the Tuesday after will bring. They can't go out and make financial commitments for new cars, mortgages or anything else because they have no idea how many more or how few paycheques are in their future. For those who are gone, that stress factor is gone and they can get on with their lives.

The saddest part of the whole business structure these days is that the shareholders rule the roost. The big companies don't care about programming, they don't care about the people working for them. All that matters is the god damned shareholders and the CEOs getting their fat bonuses. The day when it's all over for the radio biz is getting closer. I hope the bastards at the top will enjoy their new lifestyle when reality sets in for them.
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Re: Layoffs at Corus

Postby BossRadio » Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:42 pm

Yes Jim. Adler was the allnight guy for a couple of years on the AM side. No Captain Midnite, just another warm body when that shift still had them.
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Re: Layoffs at Corus

Postby slowhand » Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:25 pm

Getting rid of people is not unique to private radio. I hate it as much as anyone else here.

The Shareholders' Rights movement has made it impossible for the CEO of a public corporation to do anything that the (voting) majority of shareholders strongly disapprove of. A CEO who stands up to the Shareholders simply will not be CEO anymore. Given the usual mindset of Shareholders, a CEO can quit, be fired or "cut staff costs" shortly after an unexpectedly bad set of quarterly results. It seems to have started around 1992 when large corporations who had long promised their loyal employees "Jobs for Life" suddenly decimated entire departments either by shuttering that line of business, giving the responsibilities to another department or contracting the work out to another company.

It wasn't actually that sudden as you'll know if you can remember back far enough to when being a janitor meant you were an employee. Back in the days when women were paid less than men and female office workers fantasized about a sex change operation so they could get a big increase in salary by applying for the job of male janitor. By the early eighties, cleaning companies did the work and janitors were no longer employed by the company whose premises they cleaned.

There have always been bad bosses in bad companies who fired people by the droves. There have always been people who lost their jobs when a company went bankrupt. The Great Depression was when it was the worst.

The concept of callously getting rid of people who have been doing their jobs well is something new. I think it started with the words Layoff and Downsizing entering the vocabulary, about a quarter century ago and accelerated with the rise of Shareholders' Rights movement.
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