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Local Radio Veteran Jim O’Hara “Exits” Country WLLR-FM Amidst More I Heart Radio Cuts

November 6th, 2020
Local Radio Veteran Jim O'Hara "Exits" Country WLLR-FM Amidst More I Heart Radio Cuts

Jim O’Hara, a giant in local radio who has led one of the most successful ratings runs in Quad-Cities radio history for almost three decades on WLLR, is with the station no more, according to a report on radioinsight.com. The terms of O’Hara’s exit are unknown, as to whether it was a retirement, a forced retirement, or a layoff, but the news was located in a larger story about dozens of election week layoffs at I Heart stations across the country. WLLR is owned by I Heart Radio. The news was delivered in a one line blurb amidst the larger story about the layoffs, saying, “Jim... Read More

Alan, Levora, McFadden and Evans Let Go At Mix, WOC, KISS

January 14th, 2020
Local Radio Veteran Jim O'Hara "Exits" Country WLLR-FM Amidst More I Heart Radio Cuts

Jim Fisher’s firing from WOC-AM after 40 years may be the most shocking and resonant layoff by iHeart Radio Quad-Cities, but it’s not the only one. A number of other well-known and popular on-air personalities have been fired by the radio conglomerate. According to a number of reports on Facebook, other on-air personalities let go today include Dave Levora, morning host at WOC-AM, Debbie McFadden of Mix 96 and Q106, Todd Alan of KISS-FM and Ron Evans of Mix 96. Alan posted on his Facebook today, “It is with a heavy heart that I need to inform you that, as of this morning, I will no longer... Read More