Good morning Washington.
A source tells DCRTV that Washington Post Radio, WTWP, has fired three producers as part of “budget woes. Managers at all three Bonneville stations – WTOP, WTWP, and Federal News Radio – were told to make cut backs in budgets because of fiscal problems at WTWP. While WTOP and FNR both make a profit, WTWP is hemorrhaging cash. Rumors of a hiring freeze at all three stations as well as other cut backs have been floating around the Ledo Pizza Glass Enclosed… Today the first blood was spilled.” One of those axed was a producer for political commentator Mark Plotkin, we hear…..
- “In response to the reader all worked up about the pole-vaulter story, who insists that there was “more important” news that should have gone in its place. I’m guessing that was the first issue of the Washington Post this person had ever read. The Post — like, oh, basically every other paper in the country — routinely puts feature stories on the front page, for the sake of a good “mix.” These feature stories are ALWAYS less “important” than some of the stuff you’ll find inside the A-section. But they’re arguably more interesting. We are in the business of selling papers here, Nothing to be ashamed of.”