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January 17, 2020

Worcester radio host and program director laid off

The iHeartMedia personnel cuts happening nationwide has taken its toll in Worcester.

Tony Bristol, News-Talk WTAG program director, and WSRS morning co-host Greg Bedard have been laid-off, according to, an online news website covering the communications industry.

Bristol, Bedard and Sean Davey, the station’s general manager, could not be reached for comment.

News Radio WTAG 580/94.9 calls itself Worcester's source for news, traffic, and weather.

The cuts also hit WBZ radio in Medford.

Reporter Deb Lawler, who has been with the station for more than 30 years, overnight talk show host Bradley Jay, sports anchor Tom Cuddy, and political commentator Jon Keller were also let go, the report said.

Earlier this week, iHeartMedia, the San Antonio-based communications provider, announced wide-ranging corporate restructuring, and then the layoffs began. In a statement, the company said the new structure will enable them to maximize the performance of each of its markets, and the company overall.

“Our people are our company’s most important asset,” iHeartMedia said. “There will be some employee dislocation — some by geography and some by function — which is the unfortunate price we pay to modernize the company.”

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December 10, 2021

Does 96.1 even have one DJ there now? They have gotten rid of everyone. This “Jana” person doesn’t even live around here. This isn’t a local radio station anymore. Laying off Tony (a great personality) and Greg (another great personality) was it for me. I’m switching to Sirius. Suzanne….I think you’re next.

July 24, 2020
If Greg isn't there with Suzanne then there is no morning show. With no morning show, I don't need to listen to that station, period.
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