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CCE's Holiday Lay-offs

It was just before Christmas and Clear Channel Entertainment continued to clean
house as part of its plan to streamline operations and cut costs. The affected this
time include its No. 2 executive, LA-based COO Steve Smith and New York-based PR
staff, including vice president Howard Shacter and Bennett Kleinberg. Smith,
however, will remain involved with CCE as a consultant, a company spokesperson

A CCE spokesperson said the lay-offs were part of the company's plan to
consolidate operations.

Last spring CCE music division co-chairs Irv Zuckerman and Rodney Eckerman were fired and replaced with Don Law and Dave Lucas.