Rogers Media cuts 8 jobs at Halifax radio station

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More than half of News 95.7’s staff in Halifax are laid off as parent company Rogers Media deals with what it calls “seismic change” in the industry in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic.The layoffs, which go into effect on November 27, will reduce the number of staff at the news / talk radio station to six from 14.

“We are modernizing our business to position ourselves for growth as we face the continuing effects of a seismic shift in the media industry from traditional to digital, and the challenges of the global pandemic,” said Andrea Goldstein, Rogers Media spokesperson. an email.

“Such decisions are never easy, especially since they don’t reflect the enormous talent, dedication and passion of the team members leaving the company. “

On air since 2005

News 95.7 was released in October 2005 with a News, Discussion and Sports format. Its website says the station “provides the most comprehensive, local, live, breaking news” in Halifax.

On Wednesday, reporters and hosts took to social media to thank listeners.

Todd Veinotte, host of the Todd Veinotte Show, tweeted that his last two shows would air this weekend. He will take calls for two hours on Saturday, he said.

The Sheldon MacLeod Show afternoon host said in a tweet that he appreciates the support.

“Thank you for all the kind words from the team. More shows before we’re done, ”said MacLeod.

Journalist Skye Bryden-Blom tweeted that she was grateful for her airtime.

“I will never consider my passion for my career or my love for listeners to be minimal,” she says.



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