Mike Morris, former Viking and host of the Power Trip Morning Show, laid off by KFAN

Morris' departure comes amid a round of Clear Channel layoffs.
Morris' departure comes amid a round of Clear Channel layoffs.

Former Viking Mike Morris has been laid off by KFAN, All Access Music Group reported this morning.

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According to All Access, Morris' departure is part of a round of layoffs by parent company Clear Channel Communications.

From All Access:

ALL ACCESS has learned that CLEAR CHANNEL is going through another round of layoffs today. The reductions in force appear to be covering several of the company's clusters...

A statement from the company obtained by ALL ACCESS says, "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.

"Like every successful business, our strategy continues to evolve as we move forward as a company; this creates some new jobs, and unfortunately eliminates others. These are never easy decisions to make.

"In the process of making these recent changes, some employees were affected. We thank them for their service and wish them all the best for the future."

The news was confirmed this afternoon by Dan Cole during his noon-to-three KFAN show.

Morris began appearing on KFAN in 1993, during his NFL playing days, and took over as morning drive-time host about a decade ago.

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