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OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM MEAN MAURI
By Mean Mauri
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Mauri is letting you know what happened with the morning show and Liberman.
Hi everyone This is Mauri from The Homies i'm sure everyone is wondering what's going on?
Well, We Are Homies and you deserve to know the truth! (so here it is LOCO )
July 14th Monday Morning about 10:30 in the Morning.. Me and Lisa Lisa got a phone call from the CASA secretary , she told us to come to the office because The General Manager from the Radio station and The lady in charge of HR wanted to talk to us ..so we went waited for a while till they came in they said hi and the lady from HR reached over to call someone from the corporate office to put on the phone on speaker (conference) So there we are me and lisa and these two lady's and a guy on the phone...? At first me and Lisa we where very confident nothing was going to happen to us.. we thought the meeting was about more spanish and the recent news of the program director and randy roman not being with us .. i mean after all we are #6 in the arbitron ratings 18-34, we bring in alot of revenue to the station (freedom chevrolet,club dmx,club chrome,club sting,patients choice,john key,verizon,elegance limo and more.) We serve the community as much as we can from the 500,000 Mega March at City Hall to Cesar Chavez Blv...( ok sorry lets get back )
The guy from the phone introduces himself and lets us know that there is a format change he says, "We are moving into a different direction, more spanish so with that you are not in our plans so i'm sorry to say this today is your last day with Liberman Broadcasting". I turned around and I saw Lisa and she looked like she just got thru seeing The Notebook (the movie), Lisa and I are in shock, we just got fired by someone on the phone. The guy on the phone requested for Lisa to step out of the office so he can talk to me. Lisa left, the guy asked me if I had any questions, at first I was so upset I was just going to tell him thanks for the opportunity leave and cry in the car on the way home... then I said "Hell no! I'm a Homie !!!"
So This is what i said. It would have been 4 years at CASA this February. I started in this company from the bottom. When you guys (Liberman) bought out the company in Nov of 06 to now, I never got a raise, a bonus, or a gift certificate to a Luby's not even when my ratings went up. I told them that I'm not only a dj but a sales rep for the company. The Homies are responsible for bringing in freedom chevy,patients choice,john key and much much more. My mamma always said to be patient and good things will happen. In order for me to make ends meet (because I never got a raise) I had to be always hustling at the clubs like dmx,dmx tv,chrome,and comedy shows at hyenas. I had to sleep in the floor at the radio stations on Mondays and Fridays from the night before.(this is real talk) not just me but DJ PANIC had to do the same thing. LISA sacrificed too but I don't want to put her business out there. Manny J goes in at 5:30 am and doesn't leave till 6pm he is doing two jobs and getting paid for one?
We have made the sacrifices, we have been patient and this is your decision? You are going Spanish? There are 10 radio stations in Dallas/Ft Worth and everyone wants that market, but it's saturated leaving you a small piece of the pie. The numbers that people have ignored are the Latin Americans the 1st , 2nd, 3rd Generation. When you break down this city there are over 2 million Hispanics 1.7 million are Mexican or Mexican American the other 15?re Puerto Rican,Cuban, Central American or other. Not that we don't like merengue, salsa, bachata and reggeton but you are mostly catering to the 15?t would be different. If we were on the East Coast in New York, it would be #1, but we are in Texas and in Texas 60?f our population are Latinos under the age of 18? What does that tell you? This company is concentrating too much on The Regional Mexican and not paying enough attention to their kids, I know because I'm one of them. What this station needs is consistency if you make this move now it will be the biggest mistake ever. I told them that I dont wish them bad I really don't. I just really think your making a big mistake. After 10 more minutes of hearing me the guy on the phone said he wished he would have met and I sound like a great guy but the decision has been made.
I told them thanks for the opportunity, I told them thanks. I walked out and said my goodbye's to some people. I got my San Marcos Blanket, the one I used to sleep with there, Me and the Homies met outside in the parking lot we got in a circle we all put our arms over each other and I told them...Homies Por Vida! we will back soon...
I felt that you guys should know the truth after all we are all Homies! I might get in trouble for this pero me vale madre! Without you guys we wouldn't be nobody! Thanks a million times for waking up with us and supporting us! I gave it my best shot at the end y nada.. but just like i told my Homies and now I'm telling you Homies Por Vida! WE WILL BE BACK SOON!
Answered By: con huevos - 7/23/2008