Corus today announced it is cutting 12 people at its Info 690 all-news Montreal radio station, representing about half of its 30 unionized employees. This comes about six months after it decided to effectively shut down anglo sister station 940 News, laying off 18 people.
Corus says it’s reorganizing the station, though it’s unclear if that reorganization will be as severe as what happened to CINW. They hope to avoid layoffs through attrition and voluntary leaves.
Still, those people amazed that a staff of 30 can run an all-news radio station will be even more impressed if a staff of half that can continue doing so.
UPDATE: La Presse has a story about the job cuts, which also affect 10 administrative employees.