Wednesday, April 29, 2009

MARTY ALLEN & PAUL RADO FIRED


What is this, something out of the next 'Jackass' movie? A stunt for NBC's 'Howie Do It?' Or just an April Fool's Day prank delivered late??

No, it is the wisdom of Clear Channel. In a cost-cutting move, the media giant fired Marty Allen and Paul Rado, producers and on-air personalities that helped make WTAM's number-one-rated 'Mike Trivisonno Show' such a broadcasting success.

I met both of these guys personally, at the station. I also ran across Paul Rado at the Valleyview 'Quaker Steak & Lube' a few years ago. Both men impressed me as being talented, professional, and very personable. They contributed greatly to Triv's success as a local radio icon. So... now what? Will the WTAM schedule be handled by interns and French businessmen with the money to fund their own show?

I'll keep listening to 'The Big One' - but I'll also be shaking my head in disbelief.

NOTE: Here are links to this story from various sources:

http://www.newsnet5.com/news/19314513/detail.html

http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/entertainment-2/124099398773900.xml&coll=2

http://ohiomedia.blogspot.com/2009/04/this-just-in-triv-loses-two-at-wtam.html

http://cleve.live.advance.net/tv/index.ssf/2009/04/brian_and_joe_trivisonno_sidek.html

3 Comments:

Blogger 74WIXYgrad said...

These events and the rumors going around about it are really wild.

How could Trivisonno allow two key parts of his show to be let loose. I think Triv is gutless.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Joe F. said...

Many months later, if you haven't seen it, check out http://martyallenshow.com - he's back and better than ever!

11:44 PM  
Blogger Rod Ice said...

Thanks Joe - I check Marty on Facebook, and through his site. This guy is talented! His absence from terrestrial radio gives sad evidence to the poor state of this industry. Keep rockin' Big Daddy!

4:23 AM  

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