Getting the Ax

16 05 2009

by Pete Thompson

Just a quick post that I was laid off by NBC 40 on Friday after 4 years and 9 months of loyal service. I never saw it coming. The rest of the salaried employees company wide had to take a 5 percent pay cut, but I got chopped completely. I’m a little shell-shocked right now, but have been “on the beach” before and will dust myself off and rise again.

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11 responses

16 05 2009
Michael DeLuca

So sorry to hear that Pete. Hopefully a new opportunity will arise in the near future and it would be great if that new opportunity gave your audience more than 3 minutes a day to enjoy your insight, intellect, and world class sense of humor. After all, who couldn’t use a little more PT in their life?

Good luck and god bless.

18 05 2009
John Leon

With your experience it won’t be long before the PT phoenix rises again..let us know if we can help in any way

20 05 2009
Christine Kucklinca

So shocked to hear this, Pete. We were looking forward to working with you. I have always been so impressed with your dedication to the youth organizations and local sports teams. You will be sorely missed. We wish you the best of luck!!

10 06 2009
Susan

We loved you,Pete! Your knowledge,humor and natural way was a pleasure to watch…We learn from the tough times and you will land another great job.All the best…many people are rooting for you!!

14 06 2009
Limolou

We here at the office are saddened to hear of your departure…. I had not seen you in a couple of days and I wondered about your were a bout’s I Google’d your name and I found this via “Bing”… We will miss you please keep me posted where you will land next… I follow others in the news organizations, and I drove Dan”Dan the man’ when he first started….

20 06 2009
Roy Knudson

Pete… Been a while. With the passing of Gary Papa, I was thinking of you, Googled your name, and found this site. Not what I was hoping to see. Just after seeing the heart breaking news about Gary and now this. I am sorry to hear you were laid off. Hope to hear from you!

16 07 2009
Lisa

So sorry to see you go, my hubby and I are so sad to hear of this. You did
a great job, hope you stay around the area, we will be googling you to keep up with you.

18 07 2009
Michael Gill

For those of you looking for Pete, you can find him on the radio now at 97.3 ESPN FM in South Jersey. Tune-in weekdays from 3-7pm!

26 08 2009
DENNIS AND LYNDA CATALANO

DEAR PETE, HELLO, OUR FAMILY WATCHES NEWS NBC40 EVERYNIGHT. YOU ARE THE BEST SPORTS NEWSCASTER EVER, YOU BROUGHT ALOT OF INTEREST TO EVER BROADCAST YOU MADE. THE GUYS THAT ARE DOING SPORTS NOW CANNOT HOLD A CANDLE TO YOU~!!! WE CAN SEE A GREAT DECREASE IN QUALITY AS YOU OBVIOUSLY GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR, WE FOUND OUT YOU ARE NOW ON THE RADIO AND ARE GOING TO TUNE IN DURING YOUR BROADCAST. WE LOOK FORWARD ONCE AGAION TO SEEING YOU BACK ON TELEVISION. GOD BLESS THE CATALANOS PS- IF ANYONE SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THE BOOT, IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN BROADCASTER TERESA BERRY, SHE CANNOT SAY ONCE SENTENCE WITHOUT STUDURING.

20 09 2009
Jack

Pete, just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy listening to you and Mike Gill in the afternoons!

Too bad about Channel 40’s loss, I don’t watch their sports segments anymore.
You always looked as though you were really enjoying the broadcast. Thanks for the outstanding high school sports coverage, which you oversaw.

I wish you the very best in your future endeavors.

9 10 2009
Joe

Pete,

I was wondering what happened to you. Sorry you were laid off at NBC40. I enjoyed our e-mail correspondence concerning Rutgers U. sports and thank you for including R.U. reports on your broadcasts at my request. Good luck on your new assignment. I’ll be listening. Thanks again!

Joe

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