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TRN Refuses to Pay Talent

September 8, 2013

Talent speaks out!

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is a statement from Mary Donovan:

Media giant Mark Masters is suspending operations at the Oregon-based Talk Radio Network, which launched “The Michael Savage Show” and other high profile programming. The company has been refusing to communicate with staff and they are not issuing final paychecks to talent across the network. The company will not even confirm that we are no longer under contract with them. They are simply ignoring pleas for answers. I have heard through a phone call that the staff of America’s Morning News (100+ affiliates) has been told not to report to work Monday morning. Those stations (and possibly hundreds more) will check the satellite for their usual programming on Monday and get silence.

As many of us were 1099 contractors, we are not eligible for unemployment. Many of us are owed two months of pay at the termination of our contracts. One of those good people is a cancer patient who might not be able to afford her health insurance and treatments.

We need help and I hope someone hears our story.I would prefer to remain anonymous, but someone can reach me at hippienewschick@yahoo.com. I have others who can collaborate on this story. Thanks for your consideration.

SOURCE Mary Donovan

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