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Q101 DJs React To Buyout News, Share Next Moves On Twitter

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 22, 2011 8:40PM


Through his usual combination of reporting tenacity, Spidey sense, and a clairvoyance that typically haunts Stephen King books, Robert Feder once again scooped the entire media universe by reporting the sales of Chicago stations Q101 and The Loop Monday.

The stations, who both specialize in rock preferred by dudes and bros at various stations in life (alternative and classic, respectively), were bought out by Merlin Media, an investment group headed by Randy Michaels, the former Tribune Co. CEO. (Find out about Michaels yourself here.)

Most significantly, under the new ownership, Q101 will ditch the modern rock format for an all-news format--a change that will occur in the next 45 days. In the day that followed, Q101 DJs took to their Twitter feeds to announce new plans, or just to wax grateful toward the fans who listened to them.

Here are those reactions:

Best of luck to all the DJs and other radio personnel who've just lost their jobs. May you land safely. (Maybe at CHIRP?).