Mike Morris, former Viking and host of the Power Trip Morning Show, laid off by KFAN

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Morris' departure comes amid a round of Clear Channel layoffs.
Former Viking Mike Morris has been laid off by KFAN, All Access Music Group reported this morning.

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According to All Access, Morris' departure is part of a round of layoffs by parent company Clear Channel Communications.

From All Access:
ALL ACCESS has learned that CLEAR CHANNEL is going through another round of layoffs today. The reductions in force appear to be covering several of the company's clusters...

A statement from the company obtained by ALL ACCESS says, "We are constantly looking at all aspects of our business to ensure that it reflects how the best organizations work today, taking advantage of the latest cutting-edge technology and organizational structure so we can continue to operate as effectively and efficiently as possible.

"Like every successful business, our strategy continues to evolve as we move forward as a company; this creates some new jobs, and unfortunately eliminates others. These are never easy decisions to make.

"In the process of making these recent changes, some employees were affected. We thank them for their service and wish them all the best for the future."
The news was confirmed this afternoon by Dan Cole during his noon-to-three KFAN show.

Morris began appearing on KFAN in 1993, during his NFL playing days, and took over as morning drive-time host about a decade ago.

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17 comments
g.pack17
g.pack17

Why get rid of him and keep Chris Hawkey?

Jeff Metzen
Jeff Metzen

That sucks! I think he did a great job.

keny1
keny1

This must be a part of Obama's Jobs Creation Plan.

Jason Bistodeau
Jason Bistodeau

"how the best business work" better read as 'less-people-doing-more-work'. F*** Clear Channel and the horse they rode in on.

Dan Zeug
Dan Zeug

wtf.. come on. you'll be missed Mike

zinovy
zinovy

Does this mean that the Power Trip morning show will have 33% less talk of feces, bestiality, terrible hair metal music and other topics found in middle school locker rooms?

ChazDanger
ChazDanger topcommenter

1999 NFC Championship game.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@keny1 What a moronic comment.

ChazDanger
ChazDanger topcommenter

@keny1 Booo.  Bad taste with no real correlation

keny1
keny1

@Jason Bistodeau  No, it means less people working more efficiently.  Ever hear the term "work smart, not hard"?  This is how businesses (should) operate.  It is also how our Government should operate.  If our Government operated on the private-sector business model, we would not be in this mess that we are in. When we have Government employees working as "PR representatives" for Public Transit (in this case, the PR guy for Metro Transit) earning $134,000 a year, when a secretary who earns $35,000/yr could do the same job while attending to her secretarial duties, something is very wrong.  And furthermore, who the hell are YOU to dictate to a private company how they should do their business? Jealous much?  Oh, let me guess....you are a Democrat.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@Dan Zeug People with terrible taste will definitely miss Morris.   I guess you could try talking to a very stupid and immature 5 year old to get a similar experience.  The 5 year old will probably know better fart jokes.

g.pack17
g.pack17

@keny1 Do you know what these "PR representatives" do with their 8-hour workdays? What about what this hypothetical "secretary who earns $35,000/yr" does with her (no chance it's a "his," eh?) eight-hour workdays? Do you know what their qualifications are? Do you know, practically, how their jobs could be folded into each other? Do you know of any businesses that employ highly paid PR people? Because that's how government should be run, right? Like a business. And like a business, competing to get their message out in the marketplace and capture consumers by convincing them of the value of their goods and services, right?

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