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Furloughs, job eliminations and suspended print publications – the stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted Greater Cincinnati media companies in various ways.

Here's what's happening to local radio and print outlets. I'll do the same for TV stations next week.

Versatile Cincinnati radio veteran Chris Lynn has a new gig as a "partner integration specialist" for audience engagement at Cleveland-based Futuri Media.

Lynn, whose real name is Chris Huneke, hosted jazz and soft rock on WRRM-FM (98.5, WARM98), and took over as program director after T.J. Holland left in 2009.

Provided by Jene Galvin

Jerry Springer's "Tales, Tunes & Tomfoolery" podcast taped in Ludlow is now available on Westwood One’s Podcast and On-Demand platform.

Springer, a former Cincinnati mayor and WLWT-TV news anchor, comes back here weekly to record the show at the Folk School Coffee Parlor, 332 Elm St., Ludlow.

Provided by Cumulus Media

If you remember Marty Bender from the old Bender & Fingers morning show on 96 Rock in the 1980s, then you'll be happy to hear him back on Cincinnati radio Monday, Oct. 10.

Bender, who later was executive producer of the nationally syndicated "Bob & Tom Show," returns to town at WOFX-FM (Fox 92.5)  as program director and midday host (10 a.m.-1 p.m.). He'll join the lineup of Cincinnati rock veterans Laura Steele (1-4 p.m.) and Jay Gilbert (4-8 p.m.).

Provided by Bobbi Maxwell

Bobbi Maxwell, who resigned last month from WRRM-FM after more than 30 years on radio here, says we haven’t heard the last of her.

“I’m not done with radio. I still love it,” she tells me.

Maxwell left Cumulus’ WARM98 when managers refused to ease the burden of doing on-air and production (commercials) for 130 Westwood One stations – plus her own WARM98 afternoon drive shift.