WATERTOWN — The trial between the National Labor Relations Board and the owner of Classic Hits Z93, Froggy 97 and other local stations that was scheduled for Tuesday has been delayed until September.
The board previously found that Stephens Media Group had committed 10 violations in December after investigating the layoff of multiple radio personalities from its north country stations. As a result of the violations, the board demanded that the company rehire affected workers and provide back pay. The company refuted the violations, prompting the trial.
Dianne D. Chase, president of the Local 51024 chapter of the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-Communications Workers of America, said the company cited a “medical emergency” as the reason for requesting a delay, the same reason it gave when it postponed the trial in March.
Stephens Media purchased its north country radio stations in 2008.