WCNY in Syracuse, N.Y., cuts seven from staff

By Dru Sefton

WCNY in Syracuse, N.Y., has laid off seven employees in a staff restructuring.

“We are being prudent as we grow,” station President Robert Daino told Current. “We are continuing to hire in some areas of the organization. And we’re realigning staff to where we believe we need to focus.”

The cuts, first reported June 23 by the local Post-Standard newspaper, were made across several departments. Daino said that programming and community services “will not be impacted in any way.”

The station is currently advertising for a radio program director, web developer and part-time producer.

WCNY, a dual licensee, now employs 54 full-time staffers. It has an annual budget of $6.5 million.

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