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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.

Courtesy MIX94.9

"Extended and extreme revenue challenges … as a result of government mandated shutdowns due to COVID-19" prompted staff terminations at Hubbard radio stations nationwide, including Cincinnati.

Courtesy Ernie Brown

Ernie Brown, Pete Miller and Jimmy Salzurulo didn't get to say goodbye or thanks to their listeners on WYGY-FM "97.3 The Wolf" country station Tuesday.

That's what often happens in radio.

Congratulations to WKRQ-FM (101.9), nominated for another Crystal Award from the National Association of Broadcasters for excellent public service.

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After 15 years on WKRQ-FM (101.9), Holly Morgan has moved down the hall to sister Hubbard station WREW-AM (Mix 94.9) to co-host mornings with Sandy McIlree.

One of the Cincinnati Hubbard Radio stations usually comes home from the National Association of Broadcasters convention with a NAB Crystal Award for excellent public service. This year they came home with two.

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Mix 94.9 raises funds for the U.S. Marines Corps Reserves Toys for Tots today during its third annual "Toys for Tunes" on-air campaign.

Listeners can call the station at 513-749-5309 and make a song request for a $20 donation to Toys for Tots. Their song can be played next for a $100 donation.