Radio staff listen out for job cuts

About 100 jobs are likely to be lost when two radio rivals
merge, according to reports.

Capital Radio and GWR, which
own a host of regional and digital stations and employ a total of 1,550 staff,
expect to make cost savings of ‘at least’ £7.5m by joining forces.

Staff at both companies’
head offices and those in advertising sales are
among employees
said to be most vulnerable to cutbacks.

But they must wait to see whether the merger gets the
go-ahead by regulators, which could take up to six months if the deal is
referred to the Competition Commission.

By Johann Tasker




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