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
My sister went to one of those sales a few years ago.
She actually was standing in line at 4:00AM in the freezing cold. Egad.
Thank you for explaining in more detail. It still seems like RKO is cutting off their nose to spite their face, but worse management decisions have been made. I would love to have been a fly on the wall when Howie confronted the lawyer who wrote such a contract. I hope RKO either decides to give him more support or else lets him go ahead of time. This is not the way a talented person should be forced to work.
Correction: have been informed KABC didn’t drop CTC, it’s been on KFI all along
Bill Cunningham gone too from WRKO? It says Bob Brinker on Sunday night
Sadly, WRKO will do neither, 1) they will NEVER let him out of his contract early... they need the money he brings in and 2) They will continue to rub Howies nose in it because they are ticked that he wants to bail from their onerous management and habitual hiring of felons to do their talk shows... Felon Finneran is a real life sleezy politician/convict and yet he has his own show giving advice and commentary on a daily basis... BLECH.
What a horrible horrible weekend line up, it just gets worse and worse.
Yeah I was pretty sure Cunningham, like Drudge, was syndie by Premiere. Looked up on Wiki—yup. So now Premiere has divorced itself from RKO with the exception of Rush—and with Clear Channel registering “RushRadio1200.com” recently we know he will go too eventually
might as well bring back the spackle and paste ads.........
It began tonight. AM 1200 is running it and they have a station ID saying “WKOX Newton, Boston’s new home for Coast to Coast” (the call letters will switch to WXKS eventually).
On Wednesday (yesterday), a caller to Jay Severin, from Wellesley, said “a certain Conservative radio host, not you, pulled his daughter from a local Catholic school (because his daughter was guilty of bullying).” Severin defended Carr, without mentioning his name, by saying “I am ignorant of this situation...so I won’t comment.” Then he said “There is a big difference between verbal teasing and physical violence.” Not sure if Howie reads this thread, I know he references FR at times.