After being in and a part of this industry for over 30 years I've obviously seen huge changes. This thread isn't one of them. Almost everytime, those "indispensible" employees who leave - aren't. Quite frankly it turns out to be the complete opposite more often than not. Bud Sawyer didn't kill WPOR. Mark Persky wasn't the end of WBLM. And if you have ever been in management, you quickly learn that all sales people "quit" about three to six months before they actually give notice. This isn't even a fender bender.
Yeah this is the normal GSM, Sales people departure. Nothing more. Nassau will be fine. That couldn't be farther from the truth. Watching and listening from a distance over the years with this group, this is a disaster. Will Nassau survive? Yes. Records will still spin and sales will still be made. If what you say is true about sales people actually leaving 3-6 months before they do, then most of them are out the door! They all HATE working there. THAT might be their biggest problem! A total culture change needs to happen there and it needs to start with top managment. Sorry Mr. Fulmer.
As for Mr. Detone, it says something when you leave and the people who work for you FOLLOW you.
Word of other departures are confirmed but only one. The other gave notice but was either forced to stay because of a non-compete or they made them a counter offer.