I've always considered losing my job due to budget cuts as being fired. I suppose it looks a little better on the resume, but being fired didn't used to be much of a negative in radio anyway. It was almost like earning your stripes to some people.
Barber is at or very close to retirement age. After all, his first radio job was 1971 after getting out of the Air Force. During that era, he would've had to do a 4, 6, or 8 year active enlistment (the Air Force has never done 2 year enlistments) depending on the kind of job he had, which means, at the very latest, he graduated high school in '67. That would put him at 62 or 63. So, I wonder if he'll even go back into radio. "HEY KENT", I'm 65 still in Radio will NOT retire, and, I did 5/1 in the Air Force, I was in Radio @KEYN/Wichita in 1968 @McConnell Air Force Base and doing 7-12Mid 7 Nights a week..Budget Cut is not getting fired or you would not get Unemployment..I've worked 28 markets Kent, this just happens to be my FAVORITE!!!