Skip to comments.Howie Carr live thread 7/16/07
Posted on 07/16/2007 7:28:52 AM PDT by raccoonradio
Howie Carr live thread
My bet is that if Entercom keeps the name, it will simply redirect to the WRKO homepage even though he may be employed down on Morrissey Blvd. instead...
Howiecarr.com currently has an error message up there but you can still get to Howie's page thru the WRKO site (which is where it was all along). HowieCarr.com is set to expire in 2012. Meanwhile, HowieCarr.org is registered to a "Three Seas Management", address 116 Huntington Ave. (FORMER WRKO building) and Howie is listed as administrator.
Howie live thread
Howie’s column from yesterday’s Herald
>>he may be employed down on Morrissey Blvd. instead...
WRKO’s studios are in the New Balance Bldg in Brighton (20
Guest St.) while WTKK, apparently Howie’s new home, is
on Morrissey Blvd. in the Greater Media building. Just down the street from the Globe (and the old Ch 56 studios)
(bostonradio.org info on WTKK:
Studio: 55 Wm. T. Morrissey Blvd.
Dorchester, MA 02125-3315 )
howiecarr.com gets you error message; howiecarr.org gives
you what was going on for April 13...
you can go to WRKO.com site and find Howie’s page though.
Not much info there. I assume he’s on...
MONDAY, JULY 16
CHUMP LINE!617-779-3469 and leave Howie, Sandy or Happy a message about today’s stories or anything else buzzing around your bonnet and we may play it back on the air!
Geez, Howie, you can’t get away from these moonbats fast enough!
Trapped in work,can’t stream ......
Howie in or out?
poll so far
Should teens be prohibited from using cell phones while driving?
good news!he’s on today!!
he’s on....on the stations that run the Sox he’ll be off
at 6:25 as usual.
For Carr, the move would mean head-to-head competition with WRKO's floundering Tom Finneran morning show - not to mention a higher salary, a more prominent role in a WTKK lineup that's live and local most of the day, and no more pre-emptions for afternoon Red Sox games. For Entercom, which spent hundreds of millions of dollars to renew its deal with the Red Sox in part to provide a promotional boost for the WRKO lineup, Carr's departure is a potential disaster, since his show represented the biggest revenue draw on the talk station's schedule (as well as a lucrative syndication offering to other stations around New England.)
As news of Carr's planned move splashed across the headlines in Boston, things started getting even testier. WRKO, which apparently had declined to exercise a one-year renewal clause in Carr's contract, told the Globe that it had the right to match any offer Carr received from Greater Media. Carr's lawyers responded with a lawsuit seeking to declare that clause unenforceable, thanks to the state's new ban on non-compete contracts - and they noted that while WRKO was willing to match WTKK's salary offer, it couldn't match the other terms of the new deal, most notably the morning slot on the FM dial.
Carr was off the air at WRKO for most of the week, but returned on Thursday with a prepared statement that had been drafted for him to read. Any illusion that Carr might have agreed with the words he was reading ("My job is to provide you with the most entertaining and compelling show that I can do each day, not to discuss my personal matters") was carefully shattered with a few "it says here" comments inserted in the reading - and at week's end, the only certainties were that the lawyers on both sides will be paying for plenty of summers on Cape Cod with whatever time they'll lose this summer hashing this mess out, and that we'll be hearing a lot more about Carr's planned move in the next few weeks.
go to WCRN orWNTK
Remember that howiecarr.org was the only Howie Carr website because someone was squatting on howiecarr.com and redirecting to, I believe, howiecarrsucks.com.
Later, Howie Carr announced control of the .com domain, and the *sucks.com domain now is a sock puppet for a commercial domain squatter....
I heard him say, hint, that Max Robbins was going with him, but I was away from the radio for a while before that. Anyone else gonna make to hop to FM? Or, I suppose, have any elliptical hints been dropped so far.
“Sandy”, for instance, seemed, heh, jolly, last week...
Is that the old Honeywell building?
They used to be in a sh!thole in Alston.
Hey BW,how ya been?
I don’t know if Batchelor will be back. As for the pundit review guys, who knows. they do occasional fill ins on RKO.
new balance building Allston
wikipedia: “Many Boston radio and TV stations are headquartered in Brighton, including the Entercom-owned stations WEEI, WAAF, WMKK and WRKO in the New Balance buliding. WZLX and WODS are located in Brighton in a buiding on Birmingham Parkway, while WBMX, WBZ, WSBK, and WBPX are situated on Soldiers Field Road. Local National Public Radio and television affiliate WGBH is now located at the corner of Market and Guest Streets.”
I’m sure Max will be part of the new show. Maybe it’ll
be something like the 8-9 am hour on Mondays...
Did you hear Howie say a while ago...”Max Robbins will always be with us...maybe at another time...but he’ll always be with us.”
yes that was his sly way of saying he was moving to mornings on another station, and thus Max would still appear but at a diff time
Considering I’m about to face a colonoscopy, I’m well — how’s yourself?
Their original headquarters was in a run-down building on Everett St., in Alston, right at the Turnpike Extension overpass.
They have done very well.
That's not very nice. Just Stupid.
< / Beckwith>
Well, it was what I said it was — a real dump.