One of the first layoffs has taken place at ESPN. Program Director Mike Thompson of ESPNLA 710 (KSPN-AM) has been told the PD position at the radio station is being eliminated.
Thompson said “It’s been a wonderful 12 years with the Walt Disney Company! I am honored to have worked alongside talented broadcasters to build a record ratings winner among contemporary males never seen before in the format and AM Radio in the #2 market. Just like the great folks I partnered with at The Ticket in Dallas and WCNN in Atlanta, together we have built a powerful P1 / TSL machine built on the personalities not the topic. It’s a terrific feeling to have a tree of programming executives and talent that continue the legacy of the folks that mentored me at WMCA, NBC Radio, WCAU, WABC. Stay tuned – exciting things “straight ahead”.
To get in touch with Mike for personal or professional reasons, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.