"The End of Local Radio"? Reports Say Clear Channel May Be About to Go All "Robotics."
At its most drastic, according to Inside Music Media's Jerry Del Colliano, Clear Channel could see the elimination of all program directors and become a company "operated by robotics with nothing local, little live and everything cheap." It's all designed to shed expenses as the company faces $18 billion in debt that it cannot repay.I've left messages for Kelly Kibler, the market manager for Dallas; I will update if and when she provides further word. But today's news follows a massive restructuring that took place only two years ago.
Update on Thursday at 4:40 p.m.: A rep from Kelly Kibler's office just called to say "there are no plans for a reduction in force in the Dallas office."