KIRO staffers must be even more uneasy reading today their parent company in Salt Lake City is cutting The Deseret News staff by nearly half and moving what's left of the paper five blocks away into the cubicle farms at the KSL-TV/KSL Radio and merging newsrooms. (Wow. radio and teevee reporters reporting for print! Who'll they Google? )
The Big Shrink is a shocking development for the Mormon church-owned media group. The paper is Utah's longest-publishing daily newspaper.
Radio typically makes programming and staff changes around this time of the year, the inevitability of which are underscored by Bonneville's Seattle cluster's (the KIRO's, KTTH) poor performance in the ratings.
A source told BlatherWatch today: "I'm hearing changes may be coming right after Labor Day. I know everyone is skittish... and unhappy."