I've posted in the past about the practices of Infinity broadcasting in Pittsburgh. I've worked there, so I know first hand some of the things that occur.
The radio trade publication "Radio & Records" announced that Don Oylear has retired from CBS Radio/Pittsburgh. That's 107.9, 100.7 & 93.7 in Pittsburgh. Who is Don Oyler?
Up until last week he was the senior vice president and general manager of CBS Infinity Radio's Pittsburgh cluster. After eight years and a whole series of recent rating declines it's my guess that Don jumped before he was pushed. Oylear and his wife are moving to Montana to start a real estate investment company in-between fly fishing, skiing and golf.
That should not be too much of a change for him. He spent the past eight years traveling to to Montana, fly fishing, skiing, golfing and from time to time playing a radio station manager. Most of the time he allowed the operations guy (Keith Clark) to run every station he touched into the ground.
It's my guess that the writing is on the wall and it's only a matter of time before Mr. Clark punches out for the last time. That can only be a good thing for Pittsburgh radio.
Good luck Don. I hope you are a better fisherman.