Heavy Layoffs Hit KJZZ


KJZZ Salt Lake has laid off as many as two dozen, reports KSL.com, while scrapping some local programming. 

Reports KSL:

On Friday the station canceled "KJZZ Cafe" and "Home Team," two shows that aired in the morning on Channel 14. It also laid off at least 22 full-time employees and several part-time employees as a result of the cancellations.

KJZZ blamed the economy, low viewership and lack of revenue for the cutbacks. 

KJZZ switched from MyNetworkTV to an independent after KCSG took over the MNT affiliation in August.