Monday, June 18, 2007


So reports City Weekly Media Watch in Omaha (thanks, DC). The eyeballs in Omaha say Donna and Mitch Baker -- former Springfield radio bigs -- were "escorted from the building" at Clear Channel's Omaha properties.

She had been the group's veep and market manager. He was ops manager. According to the report:
Clear Channel's corporate communications director did not return phone calls, nor did Donna Baker or Dave Crowl, Clear Channel Radio Senior Vice President of the Midwest region, who is handling operations in the interim.

The Bakers had been at Clear Channel since June of 2003. Donna replaced Tracy Gilliam, who moved to Los Angeles.

According to industry insiders, the five stations in the Omaha cluster – KFAB (1110 AM), KXKT (103.7 FM), KGOR (99.9 FM), KHUS (93.3 FM) and KQBW (96.1 FM) were on target for budget projections.
Make budget goals, get three stations in the top four, lose your job. That's radio. Such a lovely biz.

Speaking of radio, Art Morris' Missouri Radio Message Board has a Baker discussion going. Peek in.

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