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Howie Carr Live Thread 1/11/07
howiecarr.com ^ | 1/11/07 | raccoonradio

Posted on 01/11/2007 9:24:08 AM PST by raccoonradio

Howie live thread.

A press conference was aired on WRKO re: the new morning show with Tom Finneran. Start date will be Feb 12. Scott Allen Miller will continue in his current slot until then and he may wind up elsewhere at Entercom after his show ends.

Finneran says the show will feature everything from politics to sports (oh, the press conference just ended and the first caller said it was a sad day for the station, and the caller said Finneran was an "arrogant, condescending, liar").

I think it was said Finneran might appear on Howie's show later today but I could be wrong. When asked about Howie, Finneran said "at one time, Howie thought I was a rising star. Now he thinks I'm a fraud".

Wolfe and Kahn said they knew WRKO had to have local content, not something piped in from LA or NY.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: carr; finneran; howie; howiecarr; tomfinneran; wrko

1 posted on 01/11/2007 9:24:10 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Didn't get the ping.


2 posted on 01/11/2007 9:25:43 AM PST by GQuagmire
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To: Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; Carolinamom; Cheapskate; danno3150; ...
By the way I'm hearing Col. Hunt (who was on O'Reilly's TV show last night) is filling in for Howie tomorrow. No idea if Howie is doing his show on M.L. King Jr. Day on Monday, but be aware that due to a 2 pm Celtics game on WRKO that day, you may wish to tune to WCRN 830 or hear Howie online instead...


3 posted on 01/11/2007 9:25:58 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: GQuagmire

I didn't ping yet when you saw the post...because I was putting a reply on the post that had the ping.


4 posted on 01/11/2007 9:27:19 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

My mistake.Finneran on at 5:30 with Howie?


5 posted on 01/11/2007 9:28:39 AM PST by GQuagmire
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To: GQuagmire
Yes I thought I heard something like that; I was listening and at the same time kind of transcribing what was being said (see Boston board of radio-info.com) and I thought they said "tune in today at 5:30 pm". So, not totally certain.

I will say that Finneran is now apparently in one of the "headers" on the WRKO site.


6 posted on 01/11/2007 9:37:38 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

some of what was said at the presser, transcribed by me

http://www.radio-info.com/smf/index.php/topic,60211.0.html


7 posted on 01/11/2007 9:38:13 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I guess I'll tune in out of curiosity, but the last guy I want to listen to in the morning is Tommy Finneran. I wonder how warmly he'll be received by the audience. And if he does have very important and beautiful people on, if he'll allow any tough questions.


8 posted on 01/11/2007 10:01:56 AM PST by cloud8
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To: cloud8

WRKO has the Tom Finneran presser (video) on their site and I'll try to upload it to my site. You'll need a flash player (I use Riva which is free). 29 MB file.

up shortly:
http://microfurry.250free.com/tomfinneran.flv


9 posted on 01/11/2007 10:29:42 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: cloud8

No way I'll listen to Finneran. I've gotten to like Scott Allen Miller. I really miss Peter Blute with Andy Moes...they were entertaining.


10 posted on 01/11/2007 11:00:33 AM PST by surrey
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To: surrey

Blute can be heard mornings on WCRN AM 830 Worcester (one of Howie's stations)

An audio version of the presser is now being uploaded.

http://microfurry.250free.com/FinneranAudio.mp3

18 minutes, 17 MB. Oh, and Jason Wolfe DID say "tune in today at 5:30 pm" (for what I presume will be Finneran appearing on Howie's show)


11 posted on 01/11/2007 11:11:23 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
I think I will call Tommy and ask him how it feels to be an admitted felon.
12 posted on 01/11/2007 11:38:11 AM PST by Little Bill (Welcome to the Newly Socialist State of New Hampshire.)
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To: raccoonradio
Has 'RKO ever had a good morning show? My memory goes back to Ted and Janet. Then Claptrap and Whitley. After that it was even worse.

The highpoint was "The Governors" in the afternoon. Jerry Williams, Barbara Anderson and Howie. That was a great show.

13 posted on 01/11/2007 11:45:33 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: raccoonradio

Finneran will indeed be on Howie's show today at 5:30.


14 posted on 01/11/2007 12:14:26 PM PST by raccoonradio
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For he's a jolly good felon! Left to right, WRKO PD Jason Wolfe, Tom Finneran, and Entercom's Julie Kahn

15 posted on 01/11/2007 12:31:14 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

from Herald: more job cuts at the Globe

Globe faces more job cuts
By Jesse Noyes
Boston Herald Business Reporter


Boston Globe employees face a big round of job cuts, with as many as 19 editorial jobs on the chopping block, according to internal memos obtained by the Herald.

A memo from Publisher P. Steven Ainsley said The New York Times [NYT] Co.’s New England Media Group, which includes the Globe and Worcester Telegram & Gazette, is looking to slash 125 jobs.

A separate memo from Globe Editor Martin Baron says about 17 jobs will be cut from the broadsheet’s newsroom and two positions will be lost from the paper’s opinion pages.

Some open positions in the newsroom will also be frozen, the Baron memo said.

The New England Media Group will offer voluntary buyouts to employees who have worked at the company for 10 years or more, according to Ainsley’s memo. The company is also planning to outsource a number of jobs, the memo states.
Employees at Boston.com will not be affected by the round of layoffs, the memo states.
Baron, who is out of town, sent the memo to newsroom staff. The broadsheet’s top editor was apparently surprised by the timing of the announcement. In the memo he said he expected to “be in the newsroom when the announcement was made.”

“As we have done in the past, we will re-examine all of our work, looking for ways to streamline and reorganize,” Baron said in the memo. “And as with past buyouts, we will have to make hard choices, even discontinuing some work.”


16 posted on 01/11/2007 1:18:41 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Part of Howie's column for tomorrow is already up at the Herald site

Listen to me, Tom Finneran. I’ll always be there for you when you have a problem at the radio station.

Think of me as your probation officer. Whenever you’re gripped with an overwhelming state-rep urge to, say, steal a hot stove, come to Mr. Carr. Consider me the ankle bracelet you should be wearing. And incidentally, keep your sticky felon fingers off my headphones in the studio. I have the phone number in Judge Stearns’ lobby, pal. You could still end up on the BOP.gov website under “Inmate Locator.”

It would be easy to make jokes about this latest development in the one-man crime wave that is the former speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

I could say, there goes the neighborhood.
Or that radio companies just aren’t making moral-turpitude clauses like they used to.

But hey, as much as I wish that Finneran had gone to prison, where he so obviously belongs, he’s now working with me, so I’m trying to look on the bright side. Like, are the rumors true about how much money he’s getting - 400 large, a half-million? That would be real good news for me, because a rising tide lifts all boats.
John F. Kennedy said that. He was never convicted of obstruction of justice, by the way.

Talk about a guy who was down to his underwear in the great strip poker game of life. Finneran had just been forced out of his $416,000 job, God willing, he’ll be disbarred, or at the very least suspended from the practice of law, and he’ll lose his $30,000 state pension - knock on wood.
Cripes, if he doesn’t get the job at my radio station, his fallback was the IHOP on Soldiers Field Road. You know what they say. When one door closes, another one opens.

In Felon Finneran’s case, it was going to be a swinging door, into the IHOP kitchen.


17 posted on 01/11/2007 1:19:43 PM PST by raccoonradio
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Boy, oh boy, Howie's audience is riled. Don't blame them. I can't stand Finneran and will never listen.

I also want to know what becomes of Rush's show when the Red Sox start airing on WRKO this spring?


18 posted on 01/11/2007 1:56:45 PM PST by surrey
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Why would any station hire a felon?

ANSWER: Finneran must know where "the bones are buried".

But that won't help the impending boycott by WRKO's listeners
against the advertisers who now support Democratic felons.

19 posted on 01/11/2007 2:14:01 PM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: raccoonradio
Chump Line caller came up with the best name for skank Finneran's new show - Felon Degenerate.
20 posted on 01/11/2007 2:14:35 PM PST by Lovely-Day-For-A-Guinness (Eenie meanie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak....)
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To: raccoonradio
HOWIE! There's a tease up on Drudge that a Talk show host is going to be Arrested for a trist with a hooker!

Have you been being a good little boy lately?????

21 posted on 01/11/2007 2:14:42 PM PST by Cheapskate ( Celebrate Sept.8 as Pajamatag , the day the pajamahadeem busted Dan Rather!!)
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To: Lovely-Day-For-A-Guinness

Yeah that was pretty funny! I love the chump line.


22 posted on 01/11/2007 2:17:30 PM PST by Cheapskate ( Celebrate Sept.8 as Pajamatag , the day the pajamahadeem busted Dan Rather!!)
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To: Cheapskate
New version on a game

ZAP-A-MOLE (hunter)!

23 posted on 01/11/2007 2:22:01 PM PST by Cheapskate ( Celebrate Sept.8 as Pajamatag , the day the pajamahadeem busted Dan Rather!!)
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To: raccoonradio

I sure hope that somebody has the entire audio of "Tommy Taxes" segment on the Howie Carr Show. I assume that it was interesting.


24 posted on 01/11/2007 6:07:35 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore
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Wish I'd taped it! And I don't know if WRKO still does that 1 am webcast rebroadcast. Rest assured that if they do a "Best of Howie Carr" show, THAT hour will probably appear.

Oh, and btw, Col. Hunt in for Howie (Fla. trip) on Friday
and VB filling in on Monday--in a show that won't air
on WRKO till the 2 pm Celtics game and postgame show ends.
Try WCRN 830 or other sources.


25 posted on 01/12/2007 12:37:48 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Diogenesis

>>impending boycott

by the way, back in March one of WRKO's regular sponsors,
Harv. Pilgrim Health Care, asked that their spots be taken
off the John DePetro show because they were concerned about anti-gay comments he was making. They complied. Since a sponsor was upset, be aware that THAT could be among the reasons DePetro eventually got the heave ho.


26 posted on 01/12/2007 12:39:15 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: surrey

Weekday afternoon games are scheduled to air on WEEI 850.

But that won't save us from next Monday when Howie's show (VB filling in) will be partially pre-empted by a 2 pm CELTICS
game and post game. Try WCRN 830 or other sources.


27 posted on 01/12/2007 12:40:24 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; All
Tommy Taxes in two segments for those that missed it...

http://media.putfile.com/Howie3

http://media.putfile.com/Howie4

28 posted on 01/12/2007 1:22:59 AM PST by Capn TrVth
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It's also now available on the Massachusetts Board as one whole segment.


29 posted on 01/12/2007 8:46:08 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore
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