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News of May 2009 Termination in Pittsburgh[]

Colony cut from ESPN 1250 AM, Wednesday, May 27, 2009

By Ron Musselman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jim Colony, a drive-time morning sports announcer and general assignment reporter for 1250 ESPN, was terminated in May 2009, along with two front office employees who are not on the air.

Colony, 53, was in his second tour of duty with the radio station. He worked there a total of 15-and-a-half years. He was employed by the station from 1991-97 before being rehired in 2000.

"I have a lot of respect for Jim, but unfortunately, it was a business decision," said Mike Thompson, president and general manager of 1250 ESPN. "His job has been eliminated."

Thompson said Colony was still under contract, but he declined to say when his deal expired or if he has a non-compete, citing a confidentiality agreement between the two sides. Colony also declined comment.

Thompson said he's not sure who will assume Colony's day-to-day responsibilities.

"We're still talking about that," Thompson said. "We have some great people who can take over that role."

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