Like others in the radio industry, ARN has been forced to cut costs due to falling advertiser revenues.
According to sources with knowledge of the cuts and who wished to remain anonymous, about 5% of ARN’s workforce, around 25 people, are affected.
An official statement from a spokesperson says: “ARN is making some changes this week to both streamline and strengthen the business due to the effects of COVID-19. As a result, we’re currently in consultation with a small percentage of impacted staff regarding a proposed JobKeeper stand down for the next few months.
“For privacy reasons and to minimise any difficulty from these changes on our teams, we won’t release further details until it is finalised later this week.”