Not Quite a Retraction. More of an Addition.

Yesterday, when talking about Chris File appearing in the Up in the Air trailer, we said this, emphasis mine: Is that Chris Files, host of The Toast which is the diamond in the rough that is, in the new Up in the Air trailer walking behind star George Clooney? We forgot to mention that Chris isn’t the only diamond in the rough! He has a buddy left in those charred remains of a media experiment: Their movie critic Roger Qbert! [Read More]

Bonneville Employees Take a Salary Cut

In a press release from Bonneville Radio (who locally owns 101 ESPN, WIL 92.3 and 106.5 The Arch), emphasis mine: In response to sustained, slow economic indices and market conditions that are producing below-projected revenues industry-wide, Bonneville International today announced to its employees a series of cost-reducing measures designed to trim operating expenses while at the same time continuing to produce high-quality products for its audiences and clients. Among those measures implemented are salary reductions for its higher-paid employees, adjustments to vacation accruals and carryovers, elimination of company-participation health club memberships, and a reduction of holiday remembrances for employees. [Read More]

Bonneville’s Staff to Lose Their Free Starbucks

Times are tough everywhere, especially in the radio biz. So tough that one of the staff’s favorite work perks over at Bonneville (the company that runs WIL 92.3, 106.5 The Arch, 101 ESPN and, free Starbucks coffee in the break room, is going away. We hear the machine itself might stay, but the staff will be expected to pony up for their morning joe starting as soon as next week maybe. [Read More]