Tag: Butch Charles

Taylor: Chapter 11 for Regent? (And 3Q Reports from Saga, CC)

Less than a week after Citadel Broadcasting announced it may soon be exploring "the possibility of seeking relief through a Chapter 11 filing," one prominent online columnist explains why he thinks Regent could be in a similar situation.  Both companies own stations in Central New York.

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Clear Channel Loses $428M in First Quarter

SAN ANTONIO, TX -- CC Media Holdings, Inc. released its first quarter earnings report for 2009 today, and -- similar to last week's reports from Regent and Citadel -- the results are not positive.  The nation's largest radio group says revenue fell 23% compared to last year's first quarter -- and the company also posted […]

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Power 106.9 Checks into the "Keith Sweat Hotel"

SYRACUSE -- Less than two weeks after WWHT/WPHR program director Butch Charles was laid off by Clear Channel, the replacement for his on-air shift at Power 106.9 has been named -- it's the syndicated Keith Sweat Hotel.

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Clear Channel Cuts, Round 2: Butch Charles Out

UPDATED 4/28 at 11:00pm: SYRACUSE -- Clear Channel carried out its second round of massive layoffs of the year today -- eliminating 590 jobs on top of the 1,800 let go on January 20th.  Multiple sources concur one PD has been laid off in Syracuse, a former Ithaca radio journalist was cut in Albany, a […]

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Stations to Listeners: Dump Chris Brown?

SYRACUSE -- 93Q and Hot 107.9 are catching the attention of the local news media, for openly asking listeners if they should consider pulling songs by Chris Brown off their playlists. The 19-year-old star hasn't been charged, but is being investigated for allegedly assaulting girlfriend and fellow star Rihanna.

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Power 106.9 switches morning shows

Power 106.9 has dropped Tom Joyner's syndicated morning show in favor of one hosted by Doug Banks. The move, made yesterday, prompted a few listener complaints,

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Power 106.9 tests new transmitter

According to Power 106.9 program director Butch Charles, "there's a whole lot of the general population that likes and listens to urban music. We want to make sure everybody can hear it." He's referring to a new transmitter atop the State Tower Building in downtown Syracuse that the station has been testing for the past […]

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