Another transition in the Twin Cities mediascape as on-air personality Danny Cunningham did not have his contract renewed by AM-1500 SKOR North.
Cunningham, who joined the Hubbard Broadcasting station just over a year ago, announced that he didn't expect to be out of a job when he went to work Monday.
"I found out today that my contract with SKOR North was not being renewed and as of now I'm a free agent. It was unexpected and I'm not sure what's next for me," Cunningham wrote.
"Danny did great work for SKOR North in our first year, particularly co-hosting weekday Vikings Vent Line with Judd Zulgad and covering the Timberwolves on multiple platforms," said SKOR North Director of Content and Distribution, Phil Mackey. "We just made the decision to go in a different direction with this position. Danny has a bright future in this industry."
Cunningham is an Ohio native who worked in Madison, Wisconsin, before moving to Minnesota for the Timberwolves-focused job, arriving a couple of months prior to 1500 ESPN rebranding as SKOR North approximately one year ago.
Cunningham's exit comes on the heels of radio competitor iHeartMedia slashing jobs nationwide last week. According to All Access, at least five on-air talent from the Minneapolis cluster of iHeart stations were let go.
- Mollie Kendrick, co-host of the Cities 97.1 morning show
- Brent Barkley, producer of the Cities 97.1 morning show
- Dan Foss, weekends at 101.3 KDWB
- Sue Jeffers, weekend host for 1130 KTLK
- Levi Jessen, assistant program director at K102