ESPN Lay-off: John Clayton Now Free Agent


ESPN has laid off 100 employees, including NFL reporter/commentator, John Clayton. A Seattle-based personality, John Clayton will continue his daily 710 KIRO program and contribute to other KIRO Radio shows. Clayton has already begun also doing some work for SiriusXM NFL radio…Tracy Taylor continues her traffic reports for KIRO Radio (FM 97.3), filling in for Candy Harper. Taylor is also being trained to do some general assignment reporting for KIRO TV…PSM blogmeister, Jason Remington, spoke with David Summers at the Salem Communications/Seattle station cluster downtown today. The interview centers on the PugetSound.Media blog and the history of local-area media. It is a great plug for this blog and will air sometime in July. We will post the interview after it airs. Control central for Salem’s stations is pictured here. We knew this would happen: ISDN lines are being replaced with IP/VOIP technology. The Bell companies are abandoning the old landline infrastructure. More info/audio from our visit to the Salem Communications group upcoming…Updating the TALENT section with this info:

Dave Drui….started in radio in 1973 in Bellevue as a jock at KBES AM and FM, moved to KIRO AM as the all night announcer and later became a news anchor when it changed to newsradio. Worked at KUUU voice tracking mornings and then left radio to be J.P. Patches’ floor director at KIRO TV which included script writing and acting. In Los Angeles got into radio management at KBRT and later was a news anchor for the Financial Broadcasting Radio Network. Worked in radio production at KFAX in San Francisco and is currently the program director for KKOL, KLFE and KGNW where he’s also the morning host.

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Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of PugetSound.Media, former broadcaster at KAMT/Tacoma, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KJUN/Puyallup, KASY/Auburn, KTAC AM/Tacoma, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. - Jason Remington Airchecks

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