January 26, 2009
The Clear Channel Fallout
*This week's lead story is yet another one
we'd really rather not be writing. The massive job cuts at Clear
Channel made their way from rumor to reality on Tuesday, and
if the nation's largest radio company really intended to use
the headlines surrounding Inauguration Day in Washington as cover
to bury the story of its cutbacks (a rumor to which we never
gave complete credence), it didn't work.
The story not only
dominated the radio trades all week, it made it into the mainstream
media as well, even though the size of the Clear Channel cuts
- 1850 jobs worldwide in its radio, outdoor and international
divisions, about 9% of its total workforce - paled by comparison
with the 30,000 jobs disappearing in the demise of Circuit City
and other economic disasters.
As painful as the cuts were, especially in markets where longtime
station veterans were marched out the door without even the opportunity
to say farewell to their colleagues, some of the most dire predictions
making the message-board rounds did not come to pass: there was
no wholesale replacement of local air talent with national, satellite-delivered
formats, no shuttering of local studios - indeed, with the exception
of a few targeted cuts to local sports programming in several
markets (Syracuse among them, but more notably Detroit and San
Diego, where WDFN and KLSD were gutted), the cuts were largely
behind the scenes.
But that doesn't mean they went unnoticed - or that their
effects can or should be minimized. A brief commentary before
we move on to the hard news:
We're not naive enough to believe that the broadcast industry
can weather the current economic storm without some cutbacks;
it stands to reason, after all, that advertising revenues will
continue to decline if for no other reason than that potential
advertisers (see Circuit City, above) are ceasing to exist.
And we're not expert enough on sales-related issues (this
column has always been primarily about programming and engineering)
to say whether the strategy of dramatically cutting back on sales
staffing makes any sense or not.
But we did pick out a particularly disturbing piece of the
Clear Channel strategy that appears to have gone largely unnoticed
elsewhere: in many of the company's markets, including New York
City, its job cuts included key promotions and marketing staffers
- and that, we're quite certain, is very hard to square
with the hot air about "focus" and "determination"
and "long-term growth prospects" that made up the letter
Clear Channel sent to its remaining employees.
At a time when radio should be working harder than ever to
promote its advantages against an ever-growing sea of competition
- and make no mistake about it, radio's universal reach and free
price tag are real advantages in a sagging economy - it seems
the height of short-sightedness to cut away at promotions and
marketing, especially when it comes to reaching the younger listeners
who are too often entirely unaware of what radio has to offer.
But short-sightedness seems to be the order of the day, not
just at Clear Channel but across the industry. It's hard to square
Mark Mays' talk of "long-term growth prospects" with
a business model that seems to have no regard whatsoever for
the long, or even the medium, term.
On with the week's news...
In New York City, on-air cuts were minimal, with WHTZ (Z100)
night co-host Niko and Total Traffic's Brian de Masi the only
personalities to lose their jobs. But behind the scenes, the
cuts were more dramatic, with WKTU (103.5) local sales manager
Mark Magnone at the head of a long line of ousted salespeople.
The cluster's communications director, Josefa Paganuzzi, is also
out. (And we ask again - how can radio expect to grow new listeners
in the face of so many other entertainment options if it won't
even make a minimal investment in continuing to promote itself?)
cuts at Clear Channel in Rochester left 29-year news veteran
Bill Lowe with no opportunity to say goodbye to his longtime
listeners on the "Chet and Beth" morning show. Lowe,
whose career started in his native Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania at
WCNR (930, now WHLM) back in 1960, also spent time in Binghamton
(WNBF) and Syracuse (WFBL) before coming to WHAM in 1979. Also
out in Rochester were sports anchor Gene Battaglia, traffic guy
Barry Vee, as well as several salespeople.
In Syracuse, the cuts hit hardest at sports WHEN (620), where
Jim "Manchild" Lerch, who was PD and co-host of the
afternoon "Bud and the Manchild" show, was let go along
with producer Ty Doyle. Post-Standard sports columnist
Bud Poliquin is also off the WHEN airwaves, whch are now entirely
filled with national sports talk from Fox Sports, Dan Patrick
and Jim Rome in a market that has distinctly local passions for
its Orangemen. Also cut were Carole Fargo, promotions director
at WBBS (104.7 Fulton), and several salespeople.
Cuts at the Clear Channel Binghamton cluster included two
salespeople and Don Giovanni, whose weekend Italian show on WINR
(680) was the only local show on the station. As it turns out,
Giovanni's show won't go away from WINR - he'll be leasing time
there to continue broadcasting.
In the Hudson Valley, where at least six sales staffers and
promotions director Rich McClane are all out at Clear Channel's
Poughkeepsie-based cluster, there's one hire as well - Cody Allen
joins the staff of WRWD (107.3 Highland)/WRWC (99.3 Ellenville)
for middays, taking over from Paty Quin, who moves to afternoons
and takes on interim PD duties, replacing Aaron "Dave"
McCord, who exited earlier in January for a new job in Minnesota.
Albany's cuts, as best we can tell, were limited to the sales
it wasn't just Clear Channel making cutbacks in the Empire State:
in Buffalo, it was Citadel firing staffers at week's end. WHTT
(104.1) midday man Jim Pastrick, a veteran of Queen City radio,
was missing from the "Mix 104" website as we went to
press Sunday night, with afternooner Jim Siragusa listed with
a noon-7 PM shift, no doubt heavily voicetracked. And we're hearing
two salespeople are gone from the cluster as well.
In Rochester, Stephens Media made another morning show cutback
- after reducing the "Tony and Dee" show on WRMM (101.3)
to just "Tony" when it took the station over last year,
Stephens has now cut the "Ace and Marti" show on sister
station WFKL (93.3 Fairport) to just "Marti in the Morning,"
leaving veteran Rochester jock Marti Casper solo and her former
co-host George "Ace" Acevedo, who came to town from
California five years ago to work at WFKL's predecessor, WBBF.
In New York City, WINS (1010) cut weekend overnight anchor
Chris Reilly. At only 29, Reilly is already a nine-year veteran
of New York news radio, having worked weekends for WINS since
2001 and middays for WNYC (820/93.9) from 2000-2008. Are more
cuts on the way at CBS Radio's New York all-newsers?
There was a new hire in New York, too: Citadel's WABC (770)
has hired a new program director to replace the departed Phil
Boyce. Laurie Cantillo comes to the Big Apple from Chicago, where
her gig as PD of Oprah Winfrey's satellite radio channel recently
ended; before that, she made a name for herself in Phoenix as
PD of Clear Channel's KFYI (550).
(WABC has a new simulcast, too: it's now being heard on the
HD3 subchannel of FM sister station WPLJ 95.5, joining FM HD
subchannel simulcasts of CBS Radio's three New York AM signals
and of public radio WNYC.)
at "Pulse 87.7," the struggling dance station heard
on the audio of WNYZ-LP (Channel 6), music director/midday jock
Jewelz is gone - for real this time, after rumors of her departure
last fall. She'd been voicetracking for a station in Tampa, and
she's now doing that job fulltime while Pulse seeks a replacement.
"Where are they now?" - former WBAB and WAXQ PD
Bob Buchmann is trading his Long Island digs for the West Coast,
as he heads to Los Angeles to replace the veteran Rita Wilde
as PD of Citadel's legendary rocker KLOS (95.5).
In Utica, WIBX (950) is moving West Coast syndicated talker
Lars Larson into the 6-8 PM slot that had been occupied by the
departing Bill O'Reilly; that moves Laura Ingraham from mid-mornings
to Larson's former 8-10 PM slot (and gives Jim Bohannon's show
an extra hour, starting at 10 instead of 11). Glenn Beck's show
will replace Ingraham from 9 AM until noon.
And catching up on a couple of Southern Tier format changes
we missed late last year: WABH (1380 Bath) has dropped oldies
for ESPN sports, while WHHO (1320 Hornell) has dropped oldies
for Fox Sports Radio.
(If you're interested in some insight into the long, weird
soap opera that's been WHHO and its sister station WKPQ over
the last couple of years, there's a fascinating Q&A playing
out at the Eye
on Hornell Radio website, as visitors ask questions to former
station manager Sue Macool about the stations' many changes in
format and management control.)
On the TV side of things, Don Lark is out at Syracuse's WSTM
(Channel 3), where he had been evening anchor for the NBC affiliate
for the past 12 years. Lark came to Syracuse from another channel
3, WFSB in Hartford, back in 1997; he had most recently been
anchoring WSTM's morning show.
Over in Buffalo, WIVB (Channel 4) is adding two hours to its
"Wake Up!" morning show - but the new 7-9 AM portion
of the show will shift over to sister station WNLO (Channel 23),
where reporter Melissa Holmes will co-anchor with Joe Arena and
Mike Cejka. ("Wake Up!" used to run until 8 AM on channel
4, until WIVB began carrying the full two hours of CBS' "Early
Show" last year.)
And public TV is feeling the economic pinch, too: the parent
company of New York's WNET (Channel 13) and WLIW (Channel 21)
is cutting 85 of its nearly 500 jobs (proportionally, a hit twice
as big as Clear Channel is taking.) Company president Neal Shapiro
says the cuts won't mean the cancellation of any of the programs
WNET/WLIW produce for local or national distribution, but there
will be a slowdown in development of new programming - and potentially
much more pain yet to come if state officials make good on their
threats to slash funding for public broadcasting.
*The week's other big story, beyond the Clear
Channel cutbacks, came on the NEW JERSEY shore, where
Press Communications pulled the plug last Monday on "G-Rock
Radio," the latest incarnation of the modern rock format
that has given WHTG-FM (106.3 Eatontown) a loyal, if not huge,
following for several decades.
and its simulcast down the shore on WBBO (106.5 Bass River Township),
are now doing top-40 as "Hit 106." For the moment,
the hits format is running without local jocks, using the "Hits
Now" satellite service from Dial Global, and morning host
Matt Murray is out, but some of the former G-Rock staff, including
PD Terrie Carr, apparently remains on board - indeed, in an open
letter posted on the G-Rock website and addressed to organizers
of a planned protest at the station's studios on Saturday, Press
CEO Robert McAllan promised that G-Rock jock Matt Knight would
soon be back on the air from 3-7 PM weekdays.
As for that protest, it drew some 200 listeners to WHTG's
studios in Neptune, some of them bearing signs aimed at Arbitron,
a reference to McAllan's comments that the G-Rock audience had
never been properly measured by the ratings firm.
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*In MASSACHUSETTS, Clear
Channel was already running a fairly tight ship on-air, especially
in Boston, where the company's two FMs, WJMN (94.5) and WXKS-FM
(107.9 Medford) have already been through some stiff cutbacks
that included shared PDs with CC's New York stations, and so
cuts in Boston - and at the company's other Bay State stations,
in Springfield, were limited to the sales and promotions departments.
Legendary Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling already had ties
to Boston's sports station, WEEI (850), through regular blogging
on the station's growing website - and now he's joining the station's
on-air presence, too: he'll appear each Thursday on Glenn Ordway's
"Big Show" or the Dennis and Callahan morning show,
and once a month he'll be with Ordway for the full four hours
of his show.
sports rival, "ESPN Boston" WAMG (890 Dedham)/WLLH
(1400 Lowell), is moving its studios: it's leaving the Schrafft
Building in Charlestown to rent space at 750 South Street in
Waltham from WCRB (99.5 Lowell). Two interesting bits of irony
here: first, the Schrafft Building's original radio tenant, circa
1990, was none other than WEEI in its original incarnation on
590; second, the move to Waltham reunites two former sister stations,
since 99.5 was the original FM counterpart to WLLH and remained
co-owned with the Lowell AM station well into the eighties.
*In RHODE ISLAND, it wasn't just Clear
Channel doing the cutting: on Friday, Citadel made some
deep cuts to its Providence cluster, including WPRO-FM (92.3)
night jock Kerry Collins (who'll be replaced by voicetracking
from Ralphie at WBHT in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre), WWLI (105.1)
afternoon guy Charlie Jefferds and WWKX (106.3 Woonsocket) APD/afternoon
DJ Joey Foxx.
As for Clear Channel's Providence cluster, Tuesday's cuts
claimed more than a half-dozen salespeople, several members of
the Paul and Al morning show - Johnny "Skidmarks" Hamblett
and sportscaster Steve McDonald, aka "Jim Shorts,"
WHJJ "Helen Glover Show" producer Mike Fiske, and WHJJ
weekend host Bruce Newbury.
TV side, "Rhode Island PBS," aka WSBE-TV, has gone
digital-only - but not by choice. The station's analog channel
36 transmitter on Neuticonacanut Hill in Johnston - the last
one ever delivered from RCA, we're told - suffered "major
catastrophic failure" on January 15, and rather than attempting
an expensive repair to keep the analog signal on the air for
just a few more weeks, WSBE officials decided to shut it down
for good. (WSBE-DT, on channel 21, operates from a new transmitter
at a different site, the WJAR tower in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.)
Speaking of WJAR, it's added RTN (the Retro Television Network)
on its 10.2 subchannel, formerly home to the now-defunct NBC
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*Both of Clear Channel's CONNECTICUT clusters,
Hartford and New Haven, suffered cuts on Tuesday. In Hartford,
the job losses included WURH (104.1 Waterbury) PD Becky Pohotsky,
along with multiple sales positions, while in New Haven, Chaz
Kelly is out as PD and morning jock at WKCI (101.3), as is marketing/promotions
director Kelly Colonghi.
*The cuts at Clear Channel in NEW HAMPSHIRE
came mainly in sales, we're told, but promotions/marketing
director John Pullo is out as well.
*Clear Channel is long gone from MAINE,
but we can now put a price on the sale of two of its former stations
in the Pine Tree State: EMF Broadcasting is paying Blueberry
Broadcasting $550,000 for WFZX (101.7 Searsport) and WGUY (102.1
There are call letters now for Light of Life Ministries' new
religious stations: 89.3 in Benedicta (near Millinocket) will
take the calls WRPB, while 88.1 in Pittston Farm (deep in remote
northern Maine, near the Canadian border) will be WHPF.
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*In PENNSYLVANIA, Clear Channel's
cuts claimed two high-profile on-air jobs in its Philadelphia
cluster - WDAS-FM (105.3) PD Jo Gamble and WIOQ (102.1)'s Diego
Ramos, who was the local host during the New York-based Elvis
Duran morning show.
Q102 is also adding the syndicated "On Air with Ryan
Seacrest" to its midday lineup, which means some shuffling
of airshifts: Lisa Paige moves from middays to 1-4 PM to make
room for Seacrest from 10 AM-1 PM. That pushes Joey Brooks' afternoon
shift back to 4-7 PM, and it means Jesse Jordan will start his
evening show at 7 PM instead of 6 PM.
Also out behind the scenes are WIOQ sales manager Tom Interrante
and cluster promotions director Renie Hale.
Radio's KYW (1060 Philadelphia), veteran financial reporter Fred
Sherman is out after 25 years with the all-news station. The
85-year-old Sherman tells the Philadelphia Inquirer he
offered to continue working for KYW for free, using his segments
to promote his side career as a public speaker, but was turned
Across Independence Mall at public radio WHYY (90.9), local
"Morning Edition" host Brenda Jorett is out - and the
Inquirer's Michael Klein says she was fired just as she
was about to take medical leave for foot surgery. The station
is advertising for a replacement anchor.
In Harrisburg, there were cuts both at Clear Channel - where
14 people are out, mostly from sales and promotions, but also
WHP (580) assistant PD Rob Wilbur and WRVV (97.3) morning news
anchor Deena Joseph - and at Citadel, where production director
Chris Hamm is out.
And at Clear Channel in Pittsburgh, where programming has
already been through cutbacks, Tuesday's cuts were felt mainly
in the sales and promotions departments.
News that didn't involve job cuts was in short supply across
the Keystone State, but there is a format change to report in
New Castle: our colleague at Ohio
Media Watch tipped us to the flip of WJST (1280 New Castle)
from satellite oldies to Fox Sports Radio. (OMW also notes a
change just across the border on I-90: WWOW 1360 in Conneaut,
Ohio, whose signal extends - just barely - into northwestern
Pennsylvania, has dropped its Catholic format and returned to
And Invisible Allies Ministries' new 88.7 in Milroy (north
of Lewistown on US 322) takes the calls WRYV; it will be simulcasting
sister station WRXV (89.1) over in State College.
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*It's not just US broadcasters getting chilled
by the current economic climate - it's happening up in CANADA
as well, where Newcap cited "seriously deteriorating
credit markets" in announcing last week that it was pulling
out of its deal to buy 12 FM stations in northern Ontario from
Haliburton Broadcasting Group. The C$12 million deal would have
added "Moose FM" stations everywhere from Huntsville
and Bancroft up to North Bay and Timmins and west to Kapuskasing
and Hearst to Newcap's existing holdings in the Sudbury market
- and while Newcap says the stations are still "assets we
would like to own sometime in the future," the deal is apparently
dead for now.
dead for the moment are plans by CJOY (1460) in Guelph, Ontario
to move to FM. The Corus-owned oldies station applied last August
to move to 95.7, at the same time three other broadcasters -
Blackburn, Durham Radio and Frank Torres - applied for new Guelph
signals on 101.5.
But the CRTC, unlike the FCC, takes local economic conditions
into consideration when deciding to grant new licenses - and
it says that "given the current economic slowdown,"
it can't justify adding new signals (or CJOY's FM conversion)
to the Guelph market.
Another giant Canadian broadcaster, Astral Media, is cutting
back as well: Milkman UnLimited reports CKQB (106.9 Ottawa)
GM Eric Stafford is out due to budget cuts, with his duties being
absorbed by Denis Bouchard, GM of Astral's French-language stations
on the Quebec side of the market. In all, Astral cut 23 jobs
across its cluster, including several at its Hamilton stations.
We're hearing that newscaster Doug Cameron is gone from CKOC
(1150) after 15 years (and nearly two decades before that at
Bad enough? There's more on the way - CTV is apparently next
to be making cuts, with its "A" TV stations (including
CHRO in Ottawa and CKVR in Barrie) targeted for cutbacks in their
local programming, following on the heels of Global, which is
cancelling its noon local newscast out of Toronto.
Up north on Manitoulin Island, CFRM (100.7 Little Current)
is applying to boost its signal, upgrading from its present 1830-watt
class A signal to 27.5 kW/155 m as a class B signal with wider
reach. That still won't get CFRM into Sudbury, as it had hoped
to do with a booster application there that the CRTC denied last
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January 28, 2008 -
- Now that NEW YORK's "Lite 106.7" has cut its ties
to most of the airstaff who helped lead it to the top of the
city's ratings and revenue charts over the last two decades,
the station is also losing the program director who oversaw many
of those successes. After 11 years at the helm of WLTW, Jim Ryan
announced last week that he'll step down at the beginning of
May to form his own consulting firm focusing on adult contemporary
stations. And just as WLTW looked to Philadelphia's WBEB (101.1)
to find Ryan back in 1997, the station is once again calling
on a veteran of Jerry Lee's Philly AC giant as Ryan's replacement.
- Chris Conley replaced Ryan at B101, but recently left the
station to become vice president for AC programming at McVay
Media. He'll leave that firm on May 1 to become WLTW's next PD,
where he'll face some interesting challenges. Clear Channel budget
cuts over the last year have left WLTW without most of its signature
personalities, and the financial pressures of the company's impending
privatization look to leave Conley without much in the way of
resources to rebuild.
- There's a call change to reports in NEW JERSEY: with the
start today of the simulcast of WEPN (1050 New York) on WCHR
(1040 Flemington), 1040's calls change to WNJE, which presumably
stands for "New Jersey's ESPN." (For those obsessive
types, we'll note that the WNJE calls were briefly parked on
920 in Trenton, ex-WPHY, which will again become WCHR.)
- Where was MASSACHUSETTS programming veteran Jay Beau Jones
headed when he left the PD chair at WORC-FM and WWFX in Worcester
last week? Down the Pike to Boston, as it turns - he's been named
PD of CBS Radio's WBMX (98.5 Boston) and WODS (103.3 Boston).
At "Mix," Jones displaces Jerry McKenna, while at "Oldies"
he replaces another PD, Pete Falconi, who also made the Worcester-to-Boston
move a few years back. Jones has also programmed in Hartford
(at the old WMRQ) and Chicago (at Clear Channel's "Kiss"
January 26, 2004 -
- The eyes of the political world are on NEW HAMPSHIRE this
week, of course, but so are the eyes of the radio business world
in New England - as, yet again, New Jersey's Nassau Broadcasting
Partners L.P. has picked up another radio group in northern New
England. In the last couple of months, Nassau has bought clusters
from Mariner and WMTW in Maine and then from Tele-Media in New
Hampshire, and now Lou Mercatanti's group is shelling out $5
million for the three Lakes Region stations that are all that
remains of the Sconnix Broadcasting empire. At its height in
the eighties, Sconnix owned stations from Kansas City to Miami
to Boston (WHDH, WBOS and WCOZ at various times), and for a few
years it even had a headquarters office (thanks to partner Ted
Nixon) right here in NERW's hometown of Rochester, N.Y. More
recently, Sconnix has been operated out of Vienna, Virginia,
and all it had left in its portfolio were hot AC WLNH (98.3 Laconia),
classic rock WBHG (101.5 Meredith) and news-talk WEMJ (1490 Laconia),
which now join Tele-Media's oldies WLKZ (104.9 Wolfeboro) in
Nassau's new Lakes Region cluster.
- Is MASSACHUSETTS just not ready for two all-Christmas radio
stations? That's what WQSX (93.7 Lawrence) seems to believe -
unlike many of the stations that went to all ho-ho-ho weeks before
the holiday, "Star 93.7" saw its ratings slump after
making the flip. The Entercom station tells the Boston Herald
it "probably won't do all-Christmas again," and if
it does, it'll be just for a day or two before Christmas. (Boston's
other early all-Christmas adopter, WODS, did see a ratings boost
from the move.)
- Some big doings this week in the Capital District of NEW
YORK state, especially at the Galaxy stations in and around Albany.
Ed Levine pulled the plug on modern rock "K-Rock" at
WKRD (93.7 Scotia) Thursday, playing construction noises until
3 PM, when 93.7 flipped to classic country as "The Eagle."
WKRD is also picking up NASCAR race coverage in a bid to siphon
at least a bit of audience from perennial market-leading country
outlet WGNA (107.7 Albany), though the station's signal has nowhere
near the coverage of WGNA.
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- Au Revoir, CBF: Radio-Canada pulled the plug on Montreal's
50kw French outlet Thursday night (1/21). 690 is now running
a repeating loop in French urging listeners to move to the new
FM frequency, 95.1, which signed on last year. CBM on 940 will
go silent in March, according to the Montreal Gazette. If you
can read French, you'll find more on CBF at <www.radio-canada.ca>.
- NERW was in Buffalo on Wednesday for President Clinton's
visit to upstate NEW YORK, and we really enjoyed hearing the
local news and talk on co-owned, but competing, WGR (550) and
WBEN (930). Our joy was tempered slightly when we picked up the
Buffalo News to read that WBEN/WMJQ staffers have decertified
their union, which apparently clears the way for more WGR/WBEN
shared programming. On a cheerier note, congratulations to WBEN's
Tim Wenger and Susan Rose, proud parents of a baby girl born
just hours before the presidential visit.
- Downstate, the big news is an unusual FM-to-AM move in the
Big Apple, as Rocky Allen's "Showgram" switches from
afternoons at WPLJ (95.5) to the morning slot at WABC (770).
The mouse hopes Allen's show will bring some permanence to the
morning slot at WABC, which has been one of the least stable
spots in New York radio.
- It's musical program directors in CONNECTICUT this week.
Ed Sabatino moves from WKCI (101.3 Hamden) to the PD chair at
WEFX (95.9 Norwalk), while Dave Hill moves up from APD/MD to
PD at WMRQ (104.1 Waterbury), replacing Jay Beau Jones, who's
now in Chicago at WUBT (103.5). lately.
- Steve Silberberg buys again, this time WVFM in Campton, NEW
HAMPSHIRE. The 105.7 outlet atop Waterville Valley Ski Area has
been simulcasting the oldies from WLKZ (104.9 Wolfeboro). Silberberg
reportedly paid Daphne Corcoran's White Mountain Radio $325,000
for the station.
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