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.
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.]