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iHeartMedia announces looming job cuts, will Minnesota stations be affected?

The radio giant said job cuts are inevitable because of an organizational restructure.
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Some job cuts have already been announced around the country as radio giant iHeartMedia announced organizational restructuring plans that it says will result in lost jobs. 

Thirteen stations in Minnesota fall under the iHeartMedia umbrella, all of them based in the Twin Cities and Rochester. As of Tuesday evening, Bring Me The News has learned that no cuts have been announced at the Twin Cities cluster of stations (as of 4:30 p.m.). 

The stations, which include some HD frequencies and State Fair Radio, include: 

  • KDWB (Minneapolis)
  • KFAN (Minneapolis)
  • KOOL 108 (Minneapolis)
  • K102 (Minneapolis)
  • Cities 97.1 (Minneapolis)
  • KTLK (Minneapolis)
  • Trancid (Minneapolis)
  • ALT 93.3 (Minneapolis)
  • KFAN Plus (Minneapolis)
  • Hot 102. 5 (Minneapolis)
  • State Fair Radio (Minneapolis)
  • Laser 101.7 (Rochester)
  • 102.5 The Fox (Rochester)

iHeartRadio said: "Jobs will be lost. The exact number is unknown." 

“During a transition like this it’s reasonable to expect that there will be some shifts in jobs – some by location and some by function – but the number is relatively small given our overall employee base of 12,500. That said, we recognize that the loss of any job is significant; we take that responsibility seriously and have been thoughtful in the process," iHeart's release said. 

All Access reports that all radio station personality pages and lineups have been removed from iHeartMedia websites. We double checked to see if that's the case with its Minnesota stations, and it is indeed correct as options in the top menu bar of each website are limited. 

You can, however, find the hidden pages by doing a Google search of a specific on-air talent's name and station.

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