At North Carolina station, layoffs start at the top

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The board of WHQR in Wilmington, N.C., has laid off three of its top managers, including General Manager John Milligan, the Wilmington Star-News reported yesterday. The layoffs, intended to maintain the station’s “long-term financial viability,” the news release said, also include the news and development directors. In addition, the station eliminated its p.d. position, which is vacant. The station’s website lists about a dozen staff members and 10 on-air personalities.