West Michigan: Newsmakers Dec 4, 2007




Grand Rapids Press:

It's a crazy time in Grand Rapids radio. In a matter of just 24 hours, three well-known media professionals are no longer employed due to some major shakeups at Clear Channel West Michigan. The latest casualties: WOOD-AM (1300) morning co-host John Matlack and traffic reporter Robb Westaby. They join Sabrina Fairchild from WOOD-FM (Star 105.7), who was let go on Monday morning shortly after her on-air shift with co-host Steve Kelly. Matlack said he was delivered the news right after his on-air shift today. He said the decision came from the corporate level. "There have been a lot of financial concerns by corporate, and there have been other cuts that have been made, and I'm just one more West Michigan worker cut by a big company far away," Matlack said Tuesday afternoon from his home, where he was decorating his Christmas tree. Westaby was not available for comment. And, when contacted by The Press, Fairchild directed all questions to local Clear Channel executives. As for Matlack, he worked at WOOD-AM for nearly 9-1/2 years, doing sports, news and live interviews with his co-host Gary Allen... More changes at Clear Channel West Michigan







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