Skip to comments.Howie Carr live thread 8/15/07
Posted on 08/15/2007 9:15:23 AM PDT by raccoonradio
Howie Carr show live thread. Hey Kemosabe; word has it from smoke signals that big pow wow was held between Chief Stingy Wolfe and Chief Fried Clams (and their medicine men) yesterday. Read below for more.
Howie Carr live ping. The latest on Howie’s contract situation...from Save WRKO.com
We’re told Carr brought his people, while the Entercommies made a grand entrance with their most fashionable suits, including Regional Vice President Weezie Kramer, who blew in from the Windy City.
Based in Chicago (even though the company has no operations there), Kramer is known for “fact-finding missions” undertaken for the benefit of Entercom CEO David Field. This frees up Field for more time jetting off to exotic locales.
Though said to be quite chummy with Empress Kahn, Kramer must by now be aware that the company’s Boston operations have become an industry joke. Protecting Her Majesty may no longer be an easy feat.
Unfortunately, the battery wore out on our bugging device, so we’re not sure how this all worked out. Was the meeting designed to resolve outstanding legal issues so that Howie can leave on happy terms? Or has an eleventh-hour attempt been made to keep him at WRKO?
My money’s on the latter scenario. That said, does Howie really want to work in that miserable environment any longer than he has to?
“Howie, we’ll match your salary offer and try to find a way so you’re not pre-empted by the Sox any more. And to show our good faith, we’ll deliver a SECOND plate of fried clams and tar-tar
sauce to you every week.”...
Howie’s column in today’s Herald
Youre Willard Mitt Romney, and now that everyone knows youre worth maybe as much as $250 million, you wont hear the end of it for a week, maybe longer.
People are already asking, if Mitts worth a quarter of a billion, how come he couldnt afford to put Seamus the Irish setter in a kennel instead of up on the roof of the station wagon in a crate for an 800-mile ride?
And how come he made his son Josh buy the Winnebago that he drove around Iowa serving his country in - Mitt couldnt have just signed over the title?
Not that the boys are hurting, you understand. They have a $100 million trust fund to dip into for incidentals such as a used Winnebago.
John McCain has the Hanoi Hilton, Mitt has Marriott.
Two hundred fifty million and Mitt still couldnt find an American lawn crew to cut his grass in Belmont?
All that do-re-mi, but Mitt still made his 2002 running mate, Muffy, kick in a million of Sean Healeys hard-earned money for their blind-date campaign for the governorship?
At least now the radio talk show hosts in Des Moines will have something new to bludgeon him with besides Mormonism. Mitt is the one major Republican whos only been married once, but now it turns out, he could afford three, four, even five wives.
Youre Mitt Romney, and at least you worked for your money.
Unlike, say, John Kerry, who made his money the old-fashioned way. He married it.
Youre Mitt Romney and you never took a $500,000 book advance plus $300,000 in expenses from Rupert Murdoch, unlike a certain ambulance chaser from North Carolina.
Youre Mitt Romney, Harvard Business, Harvard Law. You never had to pass out business cards on Monday mornings in the first session of the BMC that said, Reasonable doubt at a reasonable price.
The problem with new money is that the nouveau riche who made it havent had sufficient time to launder it. Mitt is just old enough - 60 - and certainly smart enough, to have scrubbed everything clean. Unlike 1994, no unemployed factory workers from Indiana will be showing up at Romney rallies next year, thats for sure.
And look whos managing his money - the law firm of Ropes & Gray. Nice touch, Mitt, using the firm that Gov. Deval Patricks wife, Diane, is a partner in.
Youre Mitt Romney, and people dont understand that theres a downside to big money. The old cliche is true: You just cant get good help anymore.
Just ask Jay Garrity.
And by the way, whats wrong with owning a piece of the Yankees? Thats a good Republican outfit. George Steinbrenner went down on a campaign contribution to Nixon way back when, and A-Rod was a big W supporter in 2004. The Texas Rangers connection and all that.
You know, $250 million aint what it used to be. It wont get you on the Forbes 400, thats for sure.
You want to talk real money, take a look at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who was ripping Mitt in the tabloids yesterday for his anti-illegal alien platform.
But the lead of the story was not: Billionaire Michael Bloomberg chastised multimillionaire Mitt Romney.
Youre Mitt Romney, and you have the house in Belmont, you used to have a cottage on the Cape, which you unloaded and bought the place on Lake Winnipesaukee, and of course the ski condo in Park City, Utah.
How come no real estate in Florida, Mitt? In some sunny place for shady people, as they say.
Youre Mitt Romney, and youve already loaned your campaign $9 million, but it could be worse, much worse. You could not have $9 million to spend on your campaign.
and in the Dennis and Callahan situation (sister station
WEEI) supposedly they’re demanding $1M to $1.5M/yr EACH...
info from emails (supp. by Entercom employees) received
Was this before or after his “jury duty”?
That “was” his jury duty. On Friday, Howie said “I’ll be off next Tue. for Jury Duty” but during his last hour on Mon.
he admitted, “I am going to be off tomorrow; it’s not really jury duty, it’s something else”. But I figure he meant “jury
duty” to mean “legal stuff”, and I guess that’s just what it was.
Michelle, ma belle...Malkin will be on today
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15
Columnist and author Michelle Malkin will join us to talk about her New York Post column ‘08 BORDER BATTLE. Check out her books Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild and In Defense Of Internment: The Case For Racial Profiling In World War II and The War On Terror.)
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!
Also: former Red Sox 2B Jose Awfulman—er, Offerman—
charged with attacking a pitcher and catcher with his bat.
>>Former major league All-Star Jose Offerman was charged with two counts of second-degree assault after hitting an opposing team’s pitcher and catcher with his bat during an independent minor league game. Offerman was placed under arrest and later released on $10,000 bond.
(The catcher suffered a concussion and could be out the
rest of the year.)
also see this drunk flight attendant: (to police): “Thank
you for getting me f-—n’ fired!” No, ma’am, you and
your pal Jack (Daniels) did that...
Michelle, ma belle...
So much for the pow-wow; Howie started off his show today by saying “Nothing has changed in the day that I was gone, let’s leave it for that,
for those of you who are curious.”
it looks Mr Wolfe was the one on trial yesterday!
He has to deal with the Dennis and Callahan situation, too.
Boston Sports Media has speculated that the D&C lockout is
a “stunt” but John Dennis denies that it is. BSMW points out
that, like Patriots exec Scott Paoli, Wolfe is working “under
the constraints of a salary cap”.
So you have Entercom offering only a limited amount of money;
Howie had been paid $790k (salary leaked by someone at
Entercom) and they offered him $50k less than that...meanwhile
D&C are claiming they’re a big part of WEEI’s success and
want a salary similar to Howie’s if not more (supposedly
they’re asking for $1M to $1.5M a yr, EACH).
Oh, and Glenn Ordway’s contract is up NEXT year.
How much can WRKO afford in its effort to keep Howie?
Again, you heard the man say today at the start of
the show: “There have been no changes”
We still are awaiting any official word, though...again,
HC is due to have his WRKO/Entercom contract expire
on Sep 19 and WTKK wanted him to start there on Oct 1
but it’s anyone’s guess at this point what station
winds up with him.
Brian Maloney of SaveWRKO.com somehow feels that
HC will stay with WRKO—maybe that will happen IF
D&C jump elsewhere, and there will be a lot of money
free to give to Howie. That is, IF he wants to stay!
Wow ! are these Dennis &Callihan guys that good that they’re worth the north end of 1 mill?
That's relief. At least he left the sleeping seagulls alone. He won't have to worry about tasty Canadians or PETA. /sarcasm
what was that guy's name? Oh Johnny Roseboro!
Well, they seem to think so. Pretty good ratings, “top rated”
some may say.
Sox lose 6-5 despite having tying and winning runs on base.
Manny strikes out to end it.
Meanwhile Yanks had tied Balt. 3-3 but I see now (Yahoo
game tracker) that Balt has taken a 6-3 lead in top 10th.
Hope O’s hold on to beat them. (Those listening to WVMT,
like Calvin Locke, might get Howie after 5 pm if they’re
lucky since WVMT carries Yanks)
Yes, I was listening when whatshisname tied it up. I was hoping for them to wrap things up by 4:30,and the tying hr was about 4:13.
yes—looks like first two batters in bottom 10th made outs
then A-rod got a single and went to 2nd on defensive
indifference...hope game ends soon; I imagine it’s a good
20-25 minutes of postgame stuff.
oops, make that a final! Matsui grounds out. Yankees lose,
theeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Yankees lose! Too bad Sox did too