Skip to comments.WRKO drops Coast to Coast in favor of Howie Carr reruns
Posted on 02/09/2010 8:51:17 AM PST by raccoonradio
WRKO 680 Boston is apparently joining WABC New York and KABC Los Angeles in dropping Coast to Coast from its lineup, though apparently for a different reason. The NYC and LA stations are picking up the new Doug McIntyre show from Citadel while WRKO will be re-running Howie Carr from 1-5 am
And this latter case in Boston probably has to do with the fact that Clear Channel is launching a talk station in April on AM 1200, WXKS. Premiere radio syndicates Coast To Coast, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity--and Rush Limbaugh. No doubt Coast to Coast is heading there.
Premiere/Clear Channel supposedly has a contract with WRKO to run Rush till 2012 but who knows, that could end.
Howie Carr fans, you now have a second chance to catch him apparently (I think they did this before, re-running Howie in the wee wee hours)
From WRKO's schedule page:
Tuesday, February 9 12:00AM Jerry Doyle 1:00AM Howie Carr 5:00AM Wall Street Journal This Morning
ha; I did listen to a bit of the “predictions” show around New Years day. To hear some of the outlandish (or in some cases perhaps plausible?) predictions for 2010...and also a recitation of the predictions made for 2009 and how accurate or inaccurate they happened to be. Otherwise...
Satellite radio (XM) has a woman named Rollye James (who had done some CTC fill ins). She used to do a show on terrestrial radio (but is now totally satellite). Anyway, while her regular talk might not have been my cup of tea, she used to do “Friday Night Trivia” which was fun. A friend in Akron
OH would tape that for me off WHLO 640 I think...
Yeah, good; Again, I’m going by what he told the gossip gals at the Herald but as usual “...who knows...” (re: return to radio)
Coast to Coast has gone down hill since Art Bell left the show. George Noory is the perfect cure for insominia.
When Howie’s contract is up he will be out of there in a heart beat. That is, unless of course, that idiot Attorney that wrote his last contract wrote this one as well.
Why is RKO forcing Howie to stay yet decimating his resources? I really miss Happy’s sound effects. They were hilarious.
Happy’s sound effects, well some of them, can be heard on Michele McPhee’s show (”Happy, you rock!”) 6-10 pm on WTKK.\
Again that’s where he works these days and it’s why Howie says “Happy has gone to a better place” (...heaven? Yes, heaven on Morrissey Blvd., at the Greater Media building not far from the Globe-Democrat)
Great, now where do I go to hear the screams from Hell?
Thanks for the information. I still wonder why RKO doesn’t give Howie more resources. If they’re going to force him to stay, why not make him a little happier and improve the quality of the show at the same time.
Phil Hendrie's show is weird... I guess he is pretty talented with the voices and dialogue (with himself) but it got old after the first time I heard it.
Steve LeVeille is a great guy but those old lady callers and lack of any political discourse are sooooo boring. Larry Glick show it isn't.
Because of stipulations in his contract, Howie is a slave to WRKO. His only other option was to resign and not work for 5 years... :o( So he continues working on WRKO for big bucks (WRKO had to meet their competitions offer) but there is no love lost between them. He wants OUT and continually lets his audience know that he does not like being forced to work there by making remarks like "I cant wait to work for a REAL radio station"... etc.
And when he does do politics I think he leans left (Leveille). He has called himself a liberal at least
Well that is just mind boggling. Why force him to stay at all, only to try to destroy his show? Don’t RKO’s reputation and cash flow suffer also? [Sorry to appear so ignorant, but this has been bugging me for a long time. I am trying to get my brain around it, but it isn’t easy.]
Maybe stations miss the nightly Bush bashing?
CoastToCoastAM regularly features current events, legit scientists and experts on a variety of very interesting topics. Of course there is much paranormal stuff. I tune in every night.
George Noory turned C2C into a Bush derangement syndrome (BDS) hot spot, IMO all regular guest are critics of Bush and some hate him outright.
Noory would not allow regular guest Dr. Jerome Corsi, a critic of Bush policies, to talk about Corsi's critical look at Obama (Obama Nation) unless there were people there to refute the book. Bush bashers had no restrictions.
BUT last night -- Noory expressed concern about the czars.
Maybe he's having second thought about his adoration of Obama? If so does he have the courage to criticize a liberal black man? If he does criticize a liberal black man will more stations drop C2C?
Well, seeing that have his clothes and his golf clubs in my basement, I’m a better source.
Simple, close by, and live!
Once a year most indoor malls have something like HD-TVs-for-$100 sales that attract thousands and thousands.
The hell that you hear on that recording is just after the indoor mall's PA told the thousands and thousands still trying to get into stores that all specials are gone.
Howie wants out of WRKO because they hire CONVICTED FELLONS like Felon Finneran to be talk show hosts and to pontificate on issues from politics to MORALS! Imagine asking a known, convicted felon who was convicted of lying under oath to host a show for you IN SPITE OF OVERWHELMING OPPOSITION FROM THE LISTENING AUDIENCE! Thousands upon thousands of listeners contacted WRKO and its management voicing their opposition to having Felon Finneran host ANYTHING; the guy belongs in jail, but we are talking about Boston Massachusetts here.
When this happened, I believe this was the last straw for Howie and he wanted to leave WRKO but if he did WRKO would/will lose a massive amount of their listening audience so they prevented him from doing so. Like I said, Howie is their slave for 5 years but the day his 5 years is over he is G O N E and WRKO will sink like a stone in the 3 7pm time slot.
It’s a conspiracy I tell ya...!
Yes...as far as hiring convicted felons goes, WPRO has Buddy Cianci but I believe he’s still a beloved figure down there
For those unfamiliar, on this thread:
Howie let slip in July of 07 that he was moving to WTKK when his RKO contract ended. RKO went to court and he was stopped.
His “last” WRKO show was 9/19/07 and he was due to start on WTKK on Oct 1; the TKK website was re-designed and supposedly a Howie page (he was due to do AM drive) was part of it. Greater Media, WTKK’s owner, had “Carr candy bars” as giveaways (Howie has given these to people...and has worn a WTKK hat at public appearances!)
Howie did a TV interview with Ch 4 just as the change was about to happen but the judge ruled against him. He finally returned to WRKO around Nov of 07
Jason Wolfe of WEEI/WRKO/Entercom put money into the cash cow that is WEEI. They got the spiffy studios and Howie was left with the crappy ones. With CBS’ Sports Hub 98.5 as competition, WEEI does not want to be left behind. They even took back ALL of the Red Sox games, even though
WRKO promos still say “The Boston Red Sox are on WRKO”
Come 2012 (or earlier if Entercom goes bankrupt?) Howie could be at Boston Talks 96.9 or Clear Channel’s WXKS 1200
(I don’t know if CBS’ WBZ would want him)
Glenn Beck may be gone from WRKO, too; he is still listed on “Weekend Shows” but the lineup for next Sat lists “Rusty Humphries” in the Sat night slot that had been best of Beck
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