Layoffs at Clear Channel Radio have extracted their pound of flesh from sports radio and web coverage in Cincinnati.
1530 Homer sports blogger C. Trent Rosecrans, formerly with the now-defunct Cincinnati Post was among those handed a pink slip. His coverage of the Bengals — and more — has been exemplary, and earned him “Cincinnati’s Best Journalist” honors from CityBeat magazine just this year.
CityBeat also said: “BEST BREAK FROM CLICHE SPORTSWRITING: A funny, well-trained and creative young sports journalist in Cincinnati? The Enquirer doesn’t have any use for a person like this, which is why C. Trent Rosecrans moved on to WCKY (1530 AM) after The Post closed in 2007. His “Thinking Out Loud” blog posts combine sports news and commentary with his thoughts on other issues of importance, with music, pop culture and his adoration with the iPhone frequenting his daily dose of news and links. Rosecrans proves that you don’t have to be a square white dude to succeed in the sports world (he’s a white dude who wears black glasses), and his well-documented love for local record stores makes us believe he’s one of us.”
Rosecrans can now be found here. Hopefully someone puts him back in a saddle, soon.
Also out, per the Cincinnati Enquirer, is morning sports radio host Alan Cutler, while fellow gabber Mo Egger has had his duties reduced. Enquirer sports columnist Paul Daugherty also lost his radio gig.