Last night, Josh Venable broke the news in a Facebook status update: he's coming back to radio in a couple of weeks, but not in Dallas. He'll be in Tulsa at Z-104.5, The Edge as the new program director and afternoon DJ. And with its alternative rock format, Venable is right where he wants to be.
Late last year, Josh Venable was let go for the second time from the Clear Channel-owned 102.1 KDGE, the Edge, and he has yet to find another radio station to call home. "I watch a lot of Murder, She Wrote," Venable says of his down time while sitting in an Addison sports bar that's not too far from ... More >>
On Sunday, the Morning News' Tanya Eiserer took a lengthy peek at DPD staffing trends; what she found can best be described as alarming. Over the past two years, the number of detectives assigned to work the city's most pressing crimes has plummeted by 46 percent. The number of homicide detectives ... More >>
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Via.Last we checked there were around 800 teachers vying for 700 vacancies scattered throughout the Dallas Independent School District. Which, sure, sounds a little odd, given that only a few months ago the district was considering thousands of layoffs due to the state's decision to gut public ed ... More >>
Here's hoping the next guy is just as bold and bumbling.
Both of you who followed along with yesterday's liveblog of the Animal Shelter Commission will remember that former ASC member and animal rights bigwig Jonnie England wondered during the public comment: Why is Tyrone McGill, the former Dallas Animal Services manager who has been indicted on charg ... More >>
Dave Cook, the city's chief financial officer, revealed at Wednesday's city council budget briefing that more than 700 layoffs included in City Manager Mary Suhm's cost-cutting recommendations would begin sometime in August. Yet the affected employees' jobs are intact until the council votes Septemb ... More >>
This morning, A.H. Belo Corporation announced that layoffs at The Dallas Morning News will begin promptly, with "the majority of the actions [taking place] today and tomorrow." By the time the company's done with its so-called "cost-cutting measures," it will have eliminated 14 percent of its total ... More >>
Jim Moroney, A.H. Belo executive vice president and Dallas Morning News publisher, confirms that the company has laid off employees at The Denton Record Chronicle -- how many, though, he does not say. Belo, as reported earlier, expects to lay off 500 employees in coming days, with 75 to 100 coming f ... More >>
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