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Groove FM Cleans House, Lays Off Several Staffers

June 29, 2011 12:41 PM | News

The 99.1 Groove FM control room at its newly-opened Polo Park studios. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Several people were let go from 99.1 Groove FM Wednesday morning, ChrisD.ca has learned.

The Corus Entertainment radio station terminated their program director Russ Tyson, on-air personality Jo Evans, as well as other unnamed staff.

A source says the station will now focus on playing more music.

Most of Groove’s programming has been voice-tracked as it was, leaving little room for live cut-ins.

In the Spring 2011 ratings book, Groove had a 1.6 share, down from its 2.1 share the year before.

The station is expected to flip to a different format in September.

No one from Corus was available to officially comment.

Watch video from our exclusive tour of the Power 97, CJOB and Groove FM Polo Park studios shot back in April.