KFAN radio personality, former Vikings player Mike Morris casualty of company layoffsMorris co-hosted "The Power Trip" morning show weekday mornings.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Radio personality and former Vikings long-snapper Mike Morris has been let go by Twin Cities station KFAN amid layoffs at ClearChannel, the station's parent company.
Morris, who played in the NFL from 1987 to 1999, including nine seasons with Minnesota beginning in 1991, co-hosted "The Power Trip" morning show weekdays from 5:30-9 a.m. on FM 100.3 from the station in St. Louis Park. His departure from the company was discussed by former colleagues on air during today's KFAN programming. Morris had spent 11 years at KFAN.
The company carried out layoffs across its organization today, according to a report from All Access, a radio-industry website.
An excerpt from ClearChannel's statement obtained by All Access states: "We are constantly looking at all aspects of our business to ensure that it reflects how the best organizations work today, taking advantage of the latest cutting-edge technology and organizational structure so we can continue to operate as effectively and efficiently as possible."
Programming for KFAN, also known as KFXN-FM in the Twin Cities, can be heard on AM 1490 in the Duluth area.
Joseph Lindberg of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and Associated Press contributed to this report.