“I got laid off from 97X today,” Weiss Tweeted.
On Instagram, Weiss elaborated: “I lived my dream for much of the past 13 years, and I’m grateful I had that chance even if the ending wasn’t happy.”I got laid off from 97X today. https://t.co/jPlWTJRxuQ— Joel (@TheJoelW) September 6, 2016
What should my new twitter handle be?
"I'm super bummed out, but I also got to have my dream job for going on 13 years," Weiss said Wednesday. "So that part's nice."
In 2013, 97X became the first local station to program its airwaves entirely through a listener-powered app. That move led to some on-air personalities leaving the airwaves, though as the station’s music director, Weiss lasted a few more years.
"The station has been battling for a long time because of its signal deficiency," Weiss said. "97X's signal is about 20 percent the strength of the others in the area.... It made it very difficult to have consistent ratings results. And at the end of the day, ratings results are what companies are going for."