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WRKO drops Coast to Coast in favor of Howie Carr reruns
wrko ^ | 2/9/10 | raccoonradio

Posted on 02/09/2010 8:51:17 AM PST by raccoonradio

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1 posted on 02/09/2010 8:51:18 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

“Premiere radio syndicates Coast To Coast, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity—and Rush Limbaugh.”

Hahahahaha...elections have consequences...thanks Scott Brown!


2 posted on 02/09/2010 8:53:11 AM PST by jessduntno (If Bawney Fwank talks in his sleep, is it considered wetting the bed?)
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Howie Carr list ping. The Fried Clam Man is now also heard 1-5 am on WRKO (only on RKO, not on his other affiliates)
Re-runs of previous day’s show.

They did this several years ago too


3 posted on 02/09/2010 8:53:54 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: jessduntno

Entercom Happens.


4 posted on 02/09/2010 8:54:32 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: raccoonradio

That reminds me! I still have 2 Howie podcasts to listen to.


5 posted on 02/09/2010 8:56:24 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: massgopguy

WRKO fans, Reese Hopkins finally gets his day in court next Wednesday, February 17th. He turned down a plea bargain that would have gotten him released immediately as a felon and Sex Offender but turned it down. In retaliation, Asst. DA Rachel Ferrari sent him to the Gang Unit at Riker’s Island.


6 posted on 02/09/2010 8:56:38 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: jessduntno

Premiere is thriving with these hosts while Air America is off the air (despite AAR’s Jon Sinton telling the Boston Globe on 3/31/05, “in five years we’ll be on 600 stations”
just like Rush...)

Don’t be too surprised if the libs try to knock down the cap on ownership. Clear Channel owns well over 1,000 stations I think, including more than a few that run conservative talk. Wouldn’t they like to limit ownership? (Key word: “Diversity”)


7 posted on 02/09/2010 9:01:25 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: massgopguy

Even if he does get free I think he said he prob won’t do radio again but who knows. He says he has evidence he wasn’t in the state at the time of the alleged incident...

It was a weird co-incidence that right around the same time WRKO dumped Hopkins for salary cutbacks (replaced with Laura Ingraham, who’d been on WTKK before being edged out by other hosts), along came the arrest...


8 posted on 02/09/2010 9:03:29 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

All Howie all the time, enough already!


9 posted on 02/09/2010 9:03:57 AM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: rockabyebaby

Even if Rush stays at RKO till 2012, it’s in late 2012 that Howie’s contract is up. Maybe he can go to another station...

Who knows, some people who can’t hear Howie due to not being able to listen while at work, can hear him in re-runs overnights (think of the late shift workers too). That’s a key word: WORK. A lot of Howie listeners have jobs and aren’t layabouts on welfare, though he does have one guy in Hartford I think who’s a welfare layabout moonbat and calls up Howie to give him grief.

HC: “We can’t get together and have a big rally like the anti war people have done; we have other things to do like
GO TO WORK!”


10 posted on 02/09/2010 9:07:45 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

WABC in New York dropped Coast to Coast, as well, and replaced it with Tom McIntyre or some such.

Coast to Coast was weird.


11 posted on 02/09/2010 9:09:57 AM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: raccoonradio
The people have spoken...


12 posted on 02/09/2010 9:11:36 AM PST by jessduntno (If Bawney Fwank talks in his sleep, is it considered wetting the bed?)
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To: Peter W. Kessler

Doug McIntyre, who I think used to be based out of LA and has done some work at KABC before (think I heard him in for Hannity at some point?) Someone on FR ran a thread saying that they were disappointed that Coast to Coast was dropped in favor of the “RINO” McIntyre

A quick look at McIntyre’s entry on Wikipedia says that he used to do a KABC show called Red Eye Radio and that he was looking at the possibility of doing a similar show. Excerpt: “McIntyre identifies himself as a Republican, though his social views are less conservative than many of his talk radio colleagues (he supports gay marriage and legalizing marijuana, for example). “


13 posted on 02/09/2010 9:20:09 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Thanks for clearing that up!

I’ve listened to McIntyre, but I was still half asleep.


14 posted on 02/09/2010 9:22:54 AM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: raccoonradio

Ferrari already said she can’t win the case. The bank records, his work record from Power 93. Affidavits from landlords and real estate brokers in NYC and CT. All exonerate him. I’m amazed the case wasn’t thrown out. But in NYC all you need is a accusation. Also, the charge came after he started appearing on CNN on a regular basis. We think the girl and her mother thought he had money. He’s going back on the air if I have to drag him from station to station.


15 posted on 02/09/2010 9:26:07 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Peter W. Kessler

Nothing was discussed on Coast to Coast that couldn’t be solved by four meddling kids and a Great Dane in a van.


16 posted on 02/09/2010 9:27:32 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: raccoonradio
WABC New York and KABC Los Angeles in dropping Coast to Coast from its lineup

Betcha Art Bell's agent is kicking back with a smile and a very fine cigar while Premiere's offers keep growing ... and growing ... for Art to return full-time.

17 posted on 02/09/2010 9:28:25 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: raccoonradio

if you scan the AM band in the wee hours it is difficult to pick-up any program BUT Coast-to-Coast. It is probably past it’s saturation point.


18 posted on 02/09/2010 9:29:37 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

There is also Phil Hendrie and his characters, etc. But add McIntyre (and Carr reruns in Boston) to the mix.

Citadel decided to stake out the 10 pm-1 am slot (ET) with a live show hosted by Curtis Sliwa but they eventually let Sliwa’s contract expire and replaced him with John Batchelor.
Now Citadel is going after the 1-5 am slot.


19 posted on 02/09/2010 9:32:06 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

wmal has scaled it back during the week. It must be a money issue because C2C was the highest rated show for its slot.


20 posted on 02/09/2010 9:33:28 AM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: massgopguy

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...


21 posted on 02/09/2010 9:34:14 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: massgopguy

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)


22 posted on 02/09/2010 9:35:17 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Coast to Coast has gone down hill since Art Bell left the show. George Noory is the perfect cure for insominia.


23 posted on 02/09/2010 9:35:50 AM PST by yongin
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To: raccoonradio

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.


24 posted on 02/09/2010 9:38:21 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I am light skinned and don't speak with a dialect. Can I be President?)
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To: raccoonradio

Why is RKO forcing Howie to stay yet decimating his resources? I really miss Happy’s sound effects. They were hilarious.


25 posted on 02/09/2010 9:47:55 AM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter

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)


26 posted on 02/09/2010 9:50:46 AM PST by raccoonradio
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OH THANK GOD!! I work until around 2 AM and have an hour ride home and the talk radio offerings in MA at that time are thin. Coast to Coast on RKO, The Phil Hendrie show on TKK and my fallback, 1030 BZ with Steve LeVeille --- nice guy, but I want to stay awake for the drive home.
27 posted on 02/09/2010 9:51:14 AM PST by american colleen
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To: raccoonradio

Great, now where do I go to hear the screams from Hell?


28 posted on 02/09/2010 9:54:11 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: raccoonradio

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.


29 posted on 02/09/2010 9:54:53 AM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: massgopguy
HA HA HA! Funny. I always thought those four meddling kids were probably high which would fit right in with Coast to Coast.

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.

30 posted on 02/09/2010 9:56:04 AM PST by american colleen
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To: Fantasywriter
Because WRKO wants Howie to fail... they only want him big enough to keep him on WRKO and no where else.

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.

31 posted on 02/09/2010 9:59:05 AM PST by Jmouse007 (God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: american colleen

And when he does do politics I think he leans left (Leveille). He has called himself a liberal at least


32 posted on 02/09/2010 10:02:03 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Jmouse007

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.]


33 posted on 02/09/2010 10:03:17 AM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: raccoonradio
George Noory professionally is one of the best I've heard in almost 70 years of listening. But..

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?

34 posted on 02/09/2010 10:07:56 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: raccoonradio

Well, seeing that have his clothes and his golf clubs in my basement, I’m a better source.


35 posted on 02/09/2010 10:12:52 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Madame Dufarge
RE: Great, now where do I go to hear the screams from Hell?

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.

36 posted on 02/09/2010 10:15:27 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Fantasywriter
Howie is an indentured servant to WRKO for 5 years! The rub was this: in order to keep Howie (and they did want to keep him because apart from RUSH, Howie Carr is WRKO's biggest draw and money maker), his contract stipulated that WRKO HAD TO MEET THE COMPETITION’s bid... They did not want to do this but they had to in order to prevent Howie from bailing and it was COSTLY. WRKO does not like this aspect AND they know as soon as the 5 years are over, Howie is going to leave WRKO in the dust so they are making life difficult for him. Their attitude seems to be = "Ok Howie, we have to pay you and meet your demands (Example= he now takes every 3-day holiday off, with pay!), but we are going to make your time with us difficult and as miserable as possible”.

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 it’s 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.

37 posted on 02/09/2010 10:38:22 AM PST by Jmouse007 (God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: raccoonradio

It’s a conspiracy I tell ya...!


38 posted on 02/09/2010 10:38:29 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Jmouse007

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)


39 posted on 02/09/2010 11:08:53 AM PST by raccoonradio
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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


40 posted on 02/09/2010 11:25:39 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
LOL!

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.

41 posted on 02/09/2010 12:06:42 PM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: Jmouse007

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.


42 posted on 02/09/2010 12:09:31 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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43 posted on 02/09/2010 12:30:52 PM PST by whatisthetruth
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To: whatisthetruth
LOL, funny thing is I turned the radio on around 3:30 this morning and heard Howie and woke right up.......Howie is not good for lulling people back to sleep! George Noory has a nice monotone soft voice, great for getting back to sleep, Howie can be hyper! I use this in case I have real difficulty getting back to sleep!


44 posted on 02/09/2010 12:40:23 PM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: rockabyebaby
Your eyes are getting heavy.....lol.


45 posted on 02/09/2010 1:03:37 PM PST by whatisthetruth
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To: whatisthetruth

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46 posted on 02/09/2010 1:16:51 PM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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Correction: have been informed KABC didn’t drop CTC, it’s been on KFI all along


47 posted on 02/09/2010 1:26:17 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Bill Cunningham gone too from WRKO? It says Bob Brinker on Sunday night


48 posted on 02/09/2010 1:29:22 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Fantasywriter

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.


49 posted on 02/09/2010 1:29:57 PM PST by Jmouse007 (God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: raccoonradio

What a horrible horrible weekend line up, it just gets worse and worse.


50 posted on 02/09/2010 1:34:47 PM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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