Market Intel for Jan. 20, 2020

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – What stories grab the most attention among our readers? It’s no surprise that the selection of the site for the GM LG Chem battery plant, announced last Tuesday, topped the charts last week but a very late entry – a story posted Saturday morning — nearly eclipsed that story in terms of readership.

Those who don’t know Fred “Fast Freddie” Woak, don’t pay attention to the local rock music and bar scene. But for those who do, his termination Friday as afternoon host of WNCD 93.3-FR (:The Wolf”) sounded alarms across social media as they shared our exclusive story.

iHeart Media, the conglomerate that owns WNCD and five other local radio stations, announced last week a nationwide downsizing of announcers who will be replaced by automation. Also gone locally is Ron Potesta, who hosted a local sports talk show weekdays on WNIO 1390-AM, the last local sports show in the market.

Last Week’s Top-5 Stories | The Business Journal, Youngstown Publishing Company

  1. GM, LG Chem Select Site for Joint Venture Battery Plant
  2. Longtime Radio Host, Local Sports Show Cut in iHeart Media Restructuring
  3. Eastern Gateway Community College Terminates Bruce
  4. Some Ex-GM Workers Return to Plant as Chamber Sets Procurement Events
  5. Daily BUZZ Video: Axes, Bullseyes and Fun

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