Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers Jan. 30, 2009




Flint Journal:

Doug Fisher expected to spend Friday morning breaking down Sunday's Super Bowl and Friday night's high school basketball matchups. Instead, he sat home Friday morning, hoping he still has a future in the radio business. Fisher is the latest radio personality to become a victim of the economy, as he was let go Thursday as the program director and host of the "Male Room" on WTRX (1330-AM). The decision was made by Citadel Broadcasting Company, the parent company of WTRX. Fisher said he was informed of the move after wrapping up Thursday's edition of his local sports talk show, which aired from 10 a.m. to noon on weekdays. "It's a tough, tough economy we're dealing with," Fisher said. "Nobody's immune. "I didn't have an inkling, but I'm not surprised. I'm still shocked." WTRX is replacing Fisher's show with Colin Cowheard's "The Herd" on ESPN Radio. WTRX will air primarily ESPN Radio programming, with the exceptions of the Jim Rome show from noon to 3 p.m. weekdays, "The Huge Show" from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays and team broadcasts that the station is still contractually obligated to carry... Doug Fisher let go at WTRX; local sports talk show replaced by ESPN program (Fri, 1/30)







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