June 16, 2018 – Toronto, Canada – Mr. Charles Cutts, JAZZ.FM91’s Interim Chief Executive Officer, announced JAZZ.FM91 had terminated five full-time staff and two contractors.
“These decisions were taken very seriously by my management team to address competitive and financial pressures,” said Mr. Cutts. “The station valued the contributions each individual made over the years, and did not make these decisions lightly. Put in context, our actions happened on the same day that Rogers Media terminated one third of its digital content and publishing team. The industry is in challenging times.”
In addition, Mr. David McGown has been appointed Chair of the Board. Ms. Renah Persofsky, who had served as interim Chair of the Board, has stepped down. Ms. Persofsky continues to be a JAZZ.FM91 Board Member. Ms. Persofsky needed to step down from her Chair responsibilities due to other professional and volunteer commitments. The Board appreciates Ms. Persofsky’s contribution as Chair of the Board.
More than an award-winning radio station, JAZZ.FM91 is Canada’s only broadcaster and registered not- for-profit charitable arts organization dedicated to enriching the cultural, educational and community experience of their audience. Providing youth programs and partnering with educational institutions, JAZZ.FM91 gives opportunities for thousands of promising young students and emerging artists to gain experience in music and broadcasting through workshops, internships, scholarships, and jazz-related content and programs.
For Information Contact:
Charles S. Cutts
Interim President and CEO