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    Hubbard Radio Cuts Overnight Hosts

    Robert Feder wrote today that two Chicago Hubbard radio stations will no longer have live overnight personalities; Both WTMX and WSHE will go automated overnights. This is being done as a cost saving effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Wayne View Post
    Robert Feder wrote today that two Chicago Hubbard radio stations will no longer have live overnight personalities; Both WTMX and WSHE will go automated overnights. This is being done as a cost saving effort.
    If anybody wants to read his report you can do so at https://www.robertfeder.com/2018/11/...r-end-layoffs/ , Greg Easterling will do the automation for both stations while still doing the overnight show for The Drive. So really I am not sure how they will be saving money when pretty much he has to do 3 stations at the same time, which I don't know how much he will be heard on the two other stations. But gone are Mike Roberts of 101.9 The Mix, and Brian Travis of 100.3 WSHE. And that is written by Robert Feder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staggmovie View Post
    I am not sure how they will be saving money when pretty much he has to do 3 stations at the same time
    One salary + benefits vs. three.

    If you travel around from station to station in Chicago, there aren't a lot of live overnight hosts. This isn't very unusual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    One salary + benefits vs. three.

    If you travel around from station to station in Chicago, there aren't a lot of live overnight hosts. This isn't very unusual.
    Music wise and maybe a lot of talk stations, but for sure if you listen to WGN Radio they do have live overnight hosts which weekdays it can be whomever that is hosting WGN Nightside or Patti Vasquez and Andrea Darlas show followed by Nick Digilo, and weekends two different overnight hosts. But just because other stations don't have a local overnight host, is that a good reason for Hubbard Radio to do the same thing? Plus I don't know how the plan is to be on 3 stations all at the same time, or record parts for the 2 other stations of where here one he says The Mix and the other WSHE where he says the call letters on the station is voice is currently being heard on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staggmovie View Post

    So really I am not sure how they will be saving money when pretty much he has to do 3 stations at the same time, which I don't know how much he will be heard on the two other stations.
    You won't hear him at all on the other 2 stations. He will just be tending the automation, which requires very little 'tending' to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staggmovie View Post
    But just because other stations don't have a local overnight host, is that a good reason for Hubbard Radio to do the same thing?
    That's not the reason. According to the first sentence in Feder's article, the reason is to cut costs.

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    What's next? Midnight sign-offs? Daytimers on FM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberdad View Post
    What's next? Midnight sign-offs? Daytimers on FM?
    There's no need to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberdad View Post
    What's next? Midnight sign-offs? Daytimers on FM?

    Isn't that when radio hosts sign off, even through the studios play music from a computer until the next live host comes in?

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