Skip to comments.So much for Howie Carr reruns on WRKO; picks up "Red Eye" (?)
Posted on 02/14/2010 7:17:45 PM PST by raccoonradio
Last week it was noticed that WRKO Boston was running Howie Carr reruns 1-5 am instead of Coast to Coast. Apparently they lost the rights to that show to WKOX AM 1200 (which began to run it a few days later, though most of the time they're in Spanish--for now; full switch to conservative talk radio for 1200 happens in April.)
Now I look at WRKO's site and it lists "Red Eye" weeknights 1-5 am. If it's what I'm thinking it is, this is the new show (new nationally, at least) hosted by Doug McIntyre of KABC and WABC fame (and he had done that type of overnight show in the past). Now it looks like WRKO is picking that up too (apparently it is being taken national).
Well, at least it's live...it was fun having Howie re-runs for those who missed it live, though. But now...
"Since leaving his morning show at KABC, Doug has been doing the lead-in show to Imus in the Morning at WABC where the pd, Laurie Cantillo, said: Red Eye Radio is a refreshing live alternative to traditional overnight fare, which is canned, conspiratorial, and just plain dull. Our listeners love Doug McIntyre and the fun, hip approach he brings to the news.
Again, so much for Howie re-runs...?
I know Howie’s on vacation this week—they wouldn’t just pick up the show for one week while he’s gone? Or maybe run part of the show, then some Howie re-runs, when he gets back...?
Oh wait... this a radio only.
(still check out Red Eye on Fox News 3AM Eastern)
No this is probably the Red Eye radio show with Doug McIntyre unless it’s a simulcast of that Fox News show you mention? The McIntyre show just came to WABC and KABC—upsetting many Coast 2 Coast WABC fans in the process...and now is spreading nationwide.
Someone posted a thread on FR saying they didn’t want that “RINO” McIntyre instead of C2C
Howie obviously was asking for too much money for his reruns!!
McIntyre, according to LARadio.com, “...talked about how the industry tends to throw away the overnight shift.
“’People are up for a reason,’ said Doug, ‘especially in a 24/7 digital world. We are all trying to live at the pace of the Internet, which is impossible and a reason why were all crazed. People are online working, on Amazon.com or eBay or downloading Korean porn, whatever theyre doing theyre up doing things. In the markets were in, these are giant places. I learned this from Jean Shepherd there are night people. Theres a whole other world out there lawyers, pilots, film editors, and moms and unemployed fathers worried how theyre going to pay the bills. And crazy people, which is part of the tapestry of late-night radio.’”
probably more than “800 large”.. ;0
from a just published column at http://www.fybush.com/nerw.html
*The latest talk-radio battle in eastern MASSACHUSETTS began very quietly last week, as Clear Channel began running “Coast to Coast AM” in the overnight hours on WKOX (1200 Newton). WKOX continues to run Clear Channel’s “Rumba” Spanish tropical format during the day for now, but April 1 still appears to be the target date for WKOX to swap calls with sister station WXKS (1430 Everett) and flip to full-time talk.
When it does, it will have Entercom’s venerable WRKO (680 Boston) squarely in its sights - and it’s all but certain that “Coast to Coast AM” won’t be the only show to move from WRKO up the dial to 1200. Whether or not the registration of “RushRadio1200.com” was anything more than an attempt to get the message boards buzzing, there’s little doubt that Clear Channel intends to bring the flagship talk show from its Premiere Radio Networks lineup into the WXKS 1200 fold sooner or later, to go along with a Premiere-dominated schedule that will include Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity, who are currently without clearances in Boston.
What happens now at WRKO? In the short term, Entercom was plugging reruns of Howie Carr’s afternoon show into the overnight slot abruptly vacated by the Coast to Coast move, but in the longer term, overnights will go to Doug McIntyre’s new Citadel-syndicated “Red Eye Radio” out of KABC in Los Angeles.
As for the rest of WRKO’s programming, there’s plenty of buzz out there in the usual places about a visit later this week by Entercom’s top brass for an all-staff meeting in Boston. For all the noise, it seems unlikely that Entercom will do anything really dramatic (an all-out format change, for instance) at WRKO, which still enjoys a considerable signal advantage over 1200, not to mention a quarter-century-plus head start in the format. And in a city that loves to talk local politics, Carr - and even morning host Tom Finneran, if his contract is renewed - remain formidable opponents against the new WXKS, which has yet to announce any local talent for its morning slot.
(Indeed, the real talk competition is likely to continue to be the rivalry between Entercom and Greater Media’s nearly-all-local WTKK 96.9; while short-term revenue concerns mean there’s almost zero chance that Entercom would take the risk of moving WRKO to one of its three FM facilities in the market, such a hypothetical move would create a WRKO-WTKK FM-FM rivalry that would probably all but doom WXKS on 1200 from day one.)
This appears to be a key element in Clear Channel’s long-term strategic planning. They tried this in New Orleans a couple of years ago, taking Rush away from market leader WWL-AM (another Entercom property) and shifting him to a new FM talker, owned by (you guessed it), Clear Channel. In only a year, the FM station was nipping at the heels of WWL, the first time that anyone has seriously challenged that market icon.
Then, about a month ago, Clear Channel took Rush away from Curtis Media stations in Greensboro and Raleigh, North Carolina, moving him to their own outlets in those markets. Clear Channel also did the same thing in Pittsburgh. If I’m not mistaken, Rush was on KDKA for a while before moving to WPGB, which also airs Quinn and Rose. You can probably guess the name of the company that owns Rush’s Pittsburgh affiliate.
The handwriting on the wall is clear; if you’re a Rush affiliate in a market that also has at least one under-performing Clear Channel station, then your days airing Limbaugh are probably numbered. And you really can’t blame Clear Channel. Rush is ratings dynamite. Why simply settle for earning syndication fees in a market when you can make even more money through ad revenue.
Remember Bob Rawley on the old ‘BZ? IMHO, the very best talk jock ever on any station.
yes, spelled Raleigh I thought but I remember him
to all: Col Hunt is on today I believe. I think Howie is off all week...as I mentioned it looks like the overnight reruns of Howie may have lasted only one week as the WRKO sched on its site says “Red Eye with Doug McIntyre” starts tonight
Mon show ping see above
"...SO I THINK I'LL VOTE FOR OBAMA."
Yeah I was reading a bit about Doug McIntyre whose new 1-5 am show on WRKO premieres tonight....from Wikipedia, another host who voted Obama...
>>In May 2006, McIntyre generated considerable attention (including an appearance as an interview subject on the nationally syndicated Bill O’Reilly program) when he offered his listeners an on-air apology for his prior support of the G. W. Bush administration entitled, “An Apology from a Bush Voter”. In his “apology,” McIntyre lays out his claim that the Bush administration has proven itself irresponsible where it isn’t flatly incompetent, and he argues that “George W. Bush is the worst two-term President in the history of the country. Worse than Grant. I also believe a case can be made that hes the worst President, period.” On the night of the 2008 presidential election McIntyre announced that he voted for Democrat Barack Obama, citing his anger with the Republican party and its nominee John McCain for having mis-governed the country and for abandoning conservative principles.
I seen it both ways, but WBZ’s website uses Rayleigh. In any case, it’s a psuedonym and he borrowed it from another psuedonymous Bob Rawley, iirc.
I kinda agree with him right up to the part where he voted for Obama. (So did Colonel Hunt.) Didn’t either of them realize how much worse Obama had to be?