Skip to comments.Severin, now syndicated, calls Howie top talk dog
Posted on 03/17/2006 6:16:50 AM PST by Panerai
Controversial radio host Jay Severin says Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney would make a great president and admits that former rival Howie Carr is the most influential voice on Boston radio.
To be honest, Id have to say Howie, now that Im in a different time slot. Theres no question that Howies the big dog in local Boston radio, Severin told the Herald during a trip to the Hub. Hes a Boston legend.
As for Romney, Severin said hes one of the smartest guys in the country and speaks the language of regular people. Hes the guy I want to see be president, Severin said.
After four months off - much of that time spent mountain and ice climbing - Severin is back on the radio, two months into a nationally syndicated gig.
His show is heard in 44 states and big parts of Canada and Mexico. Locally, hes on WTKK-FM (96.9) in Boston.
Severin was in the final year of his contract with WTKK last year when he struck a national syndication deal with Infinity, now CBS. Once Greater Media Inc. learned hed be nationally syndicated, they took Severin off the air.
His syndicated show began in January and hes now on evenings, not afternoons. Its splendid, Severin said of being back on the air. I missed it greatly.
The so-called bad boy of radio says his biggest, most significant influences are Rush Limbaugh and Don Imus, who happens to be doing his morning show live today in Boston.
As for Severins on-air bachelor persona, dont let that fool you, Severin actually yuks it up in a barn-turned-state-of-the-art studio near his Sag Harbor, N.Y., home where he lives with his wife and child. Im a country mouse, said the New York City native.
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He's a Libertarian, and that will change once he really gets a look at ROmney's positions.
He's not a New York City native. He's a small-town boy from Poughkeepsie, New York.
I was at Vassar College with him in the Seventies. Back then he was known as Jimmy Severino. We all think it's funny that he changed his name.
We're like a cop who had a search warrant for WMD but we broke into the wrong house, so now we have to leave immediately, we have no reason to be there. He says this again and again.
That is how Jay Severin deals witha nation of 50 million sitting in the most strategic spot on Earth, with enormous oil resources, people who are our allies, etc. Screw him.
He used to broadcast in Boston, and had Romney on his radio show several times, he's really familiar with Romney's positions. I gave up listening to Severin once he started bashing Bush every other day.
Agreed. And when he says "we can't march into a nation and force democracy on it" and someone brings up Germany and Japan," he just says "I'm not talking about Germany and Japan." Wow - what logic!
How many more, Mr. Speaker!...
I like Howie, but I do think some of his rhetoric about illegal immigrants is a bit extreme. Yes, they've broken the law, but they are not subhumans.
Howie likes Mitt too and has had him on several times. So Mitt's doing something right.
I stopped listening as well. Severen was wrong on so many issues it became a joke. First McCain would win, then Bush would get his clock cleaned in the debates, then Kerry would win. He's not a conservative by any stretch - a libertarian and an obnoxious one at that. One of those hosts if you disagree with him he shouts you down and then cuts the line. A real great debater. The unfortunate thing in Boston is e has Laura Ingraham's time slot, a real disappointment because I liked her show.
I've never heard Severin, but he sounds like all the other phony conservatives who think Saddam Hussein's rape rooms were not reason enough for deposing him. What will they say when the Iraqi documents and tapes being translated as I write reveal that Saddam managed his WMDs well with the help of Syria and who knows who else. PS: I'd rather have democracy forced on me than tyranny ANY DAY!
I was listening to both Severin and Romney on Imus today and both made a good deal of sense. Romney has the right answers to the questions. Very impressive, and I disagree about Severin's logic. He tore Hillary apart referring to her as to the left of Satan and talking about her big bottom. He does say that it is possible that Hillary can be elected. Depending on who the Republicans nominate it can't be ruled out. If everyone here to claims they won't vote for McCain and he is nominated, then I would suppose anything is possible. A lot of people evidently believe it does make sense to cut off one's nose to spite their face.
I tuned in his show a few times over the past week. The show sucks, big time.
Severin will wear on you. He gets quite obnoxious and spouts some strange opinions.
I don't have any use for the libertine either. But he's right about Howie. When will Howie be syndicated? He is the funniest guy on radio. But he does have a big weakness, and that's his moral indifference, which is typified by stuff like "the death pool." Not funny.
When I was living up there I never mised his show, even when I thought he was being hyper-critical of W. But that's what I enjoyed about him: he made me think more critically. When I moved here to Va it was one of the biggest things I missed about Mass. I can occasionally get his broadcast here, if the moon is right, and the weather is dry, and blah blah blah. But not as often as I wish.
Howie is syndicated in a few states (Maine, NH, Vermont, CT?), and you can listed to his radio show over the web cast at Howiecarr.com