Jul 19, 2010

Dayton-Cincinnati merger results in five full-time job cuts

Five staffers have been due to the ongoing merger between PBS affiliates CET in Cincinnati and ThinkTV in Dayton, Ohio, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. The two have been operating together since 2008 as Public Media Connect Inc., headed by president David Fogarty. "We're going through changes with staff realignments and technical operations," in both cities, he told the newspaper. CET's signal is now being sent from Dayton. All channel monitoring and program traffic are done there for both. One master control operator from each station, two producers and an educational services staffer lost jobs. Fogarty said they're also cutting some part-time and contract personnel.

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