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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: 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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