According to DCRTV, AP Radio is cutting 16 of its 28 DC-based positions, affecting night-time and weekend newscasts. “According to Tom Taylor Now, staffers have known about the plan since just before Thanksgiving, but couldn’t talk about it. Effective March 1, Associated Press will continue to offer top-of-the-hour radio newscasts Monday through Friday, from 5 AM to 10 PM, but will no longer provide newscasts on the weekends, or between the hours of 11 PM to 4 AM. “This change will allow us to refocus our audio resources to the critical Monday-Friday drive times, and will allow us to improve the quality of the newscasts with a better mix of content,” according to an AP statement.”

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