Aug 18, 2011

Up to 10 staffers laid off at WKAR in East Lansing, Mich.

The local City Pulse in Lansing, Mich., is reporting that sources say as many as 10 staffers have been laid off from WKAR at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Kirsten Khire, communications manager for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, told the paper that MSU Broadcasting Services, which includes WKAR-TV and WKAR Radio, issued layoff notices Monday (Aug. 15) but declined to say how many. Khire cited "sizable budgetary challenges" at the station as the reason for the terminations. She said the cuts took place "across the organization of Broadcasting Services." The College of Communications Arts and Sciences took over WKAR in July, and replaced former g.m. DeAnne Hamilton.

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