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Howie Carr live thread 9/17/07: It will be an interesting week
howiecarr.com ^ | 9/17/07 | raccoonradio

Posted on 09/17/2007 6:04:39 AM PDT by raccoonradio

Yes, I'm putting up the ping list 6 hours before the start of Howie's show but I wanted to get things rolling. It will be an interesting week as far as Howie is concerned. He'll start it on WRKO but could end it on WTKK--or perhaps off the air while things settle down. At least one of his affiliates (Worcester's WCRN 830) has dropped him, not wanting to wait for it all to get settled.

As far as some people like Howie are concerned, he will end his show Wed. on WRKO when his contract expires and start on WTKK 5:30-9 am Thursday morning, but will lawyers step in?

--Once I hear definitely what's going on, I'll pass it on

--The Howie thread will continue through all this, and will also continue should he move to FM

Below is by Tom Taylor of radio-info.com: ------------------------------------

So...Will Howie Carr switch to WTKK, in time for Thursday’s start of the Fall (ratings) book in Boston?

The Herald’s Jessica Heslam says he’ll try (links to article from last Friday) – while WTKK owner Greater Media expects a “last-ditch legal effort to block the move” from Entercom’s WRKO. That’s what Carr’s attorney Bret Cohen says, though neither Greater Media nor Entercom’s talking for the record. Howie’s contract with Entercom expires on Wednesday, and Entercom argues that it’s got a “right-to-match” provision that should keep him on the premises after that. But Carr’s legal position is that Entercom fumbled its six-month window on a renewal – and in any case, Carr really wants to fill the former Don Imus morning slot on FM talker WTKK (96.9), and to accept a contract that could theoretically make him $7 million over the next five years (if he hits all his ratings targets).

The Herald says WTKK “has built a new office for Carr, who has attended at least one station staff meeting.” Meanwhile there’s an impact outside of Boston: Carter Broadcasting’s WCRN, Worcester (830) had been using Howie’s WRKO-syndicated afternoon show, but it tells the Herald “there’s been so much talk about his going over to WTKK” that WCRN’s Hank Stolz will fill Howie’s PM drive slot. Carr took the unusual step of filing a pre-emptive lawsuit over the validity of his non-compete, and Entercom counter-sued.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: howiecarr; talkradio; wrko; wtkk

1 posted on 09/17/2007 6:04:43 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; Carolinamom; Cheapskate; ..

Howie Carr live ping—yes I’m early but I wanted to get things rolling...still up in the air as to where he’ll be come
Thursday. Will he start on WTKK FM 96.9? Or be off air
till things are settled? Will he even stay at WRKO because of some kind of restraining order

—What about Howie’s affiliates?
WCRN in Worcester has dropped him. As for the others
I haven’t heard anything but once we know what’s going on
they may drop out (the syndication deal is via WRKO). All of them have local morning shows and probably would not pre-empt them for a NEW syndicated “Howie in the morning” but maybe Greater Media, WTKK’s owner—IF they choose
to syndicate him—could make him available for
“tape delay in the afternoon”

—To those in R.I.: Today Rush moves to WHJJ AM 920 as part of a new lineup. Quinn and Rose 6-8 am, local Helen Glover
8-10 am, Glenn Beck 10 till noon, Rush 12-3, Hannity
3-6 pm...then I think they have Mark Levin, Mike Savage,
and Jim Bohannon.
WPRO AM 630 will soon (Thu) start John Depetro 6-10 am,
Buddy Cianci and Ron St Pierre 10 am - 2 pm, and Dan
Yorke 2-6 pm (Yorke is filling in for Michael Graham
for a couple days on WTKK)


2 posted on 09/17/2007 6:08:58 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

It’s a pretty good bet that Howie won’t be down for breakfast on WRKO Thursday.


3 posted on 09/17/2007 6:25:28 AM PDT by AU72
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To: raccoonradio
If Howie jumps I’m gone...simply because I don’t listen to talk radio in the AM.I like him and will miss him if he jumps.
4 posted on 09/17/2007 6:46:17 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If martyrdom is so cool,why does Osama Obama go to such great lengths to avoid it?)
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To: raccoonradio

bookmark


5 posted on 09/17/2007 6:55:50 AM PDT by scott0347 (Commander of the 0347th Lancer Brigade, Operator of the Immaculate Steamroller)
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To: scott0347

Say it ain’t so Winky!


6 posted on 09/17/2007 6:57:35 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: raccoonradio

RKO has become a total Deval/Lib whitewash radio.

Case in point. the Dims in Mass just announced plans to double tolls, increase the gas tax by 11 cents, and/or create a 5 cent per mile road tax.

Not a peep from the Felon this morning. He chose to talk about the Patriots (in case you couldn’t find one of the 400 sports stations in town)

What a joke. Hopefully, Howie will hit tolls hard this afternoon and continue whacking away at it when he goes to TKK.


7 posted on 09/17/2007 6:58:30 AM PDT by wilco200
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To: massgopguy

John Dennis and Jerry Callahan should send Howie a bushel of fired clams. If it wasn’t for Howie leaving WRKO, Jason Wolfe and Lady MacBeth in the front office of Entercom wouldn’t have settled with the WEEI morning show hosts.


8 posted on 09/17/2007 7:00:35 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: wilco200

JD and Scotto agreed with me that the Red Sox ownership is steering the direction of the WRKO.


9 posted on 09/17/2007 7:06:50 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

Could be but don’t you think by now they would have
gotten rid of Michael Savage and put prog talk on in his
place? (The Sox ownership are libs; pic of Kerry campaigning with Epstein, Henry, and Werner at his side is on
BostonDirtDogs.com...the ownership team that brought you
Kerry throwing out the first pitch—will they extend
the same offer to Romney next season, or what’s left of
this season?...and Queer Eye For The Red Sox...)_


10 posted on 09/17/2007 7:35:06 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: massgopguy

That’s probably true...money saved would be spent for D&C,
and Glenn Ordway’s contract is up next year...so how is
it that Entercom is still said to be pursuing Howie, though?
He was making 790 large a year and one report said they
offered him 50k less...then allegedly they matched Greater
Media’s offer.
(Of course GM was offering LESS as base pay, maybe 500k or
so, and the rest is performance incentives).
Howie can point out that Entercom has some things they can’t match—FM signal, no Red Sox pre-emptions, morning show, etc


11 posted on 09/17/2007 7:39:07 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Gay State Conservative

I usually sleep till 9 or so due to a day job and will have to record him on comp. and listen on mp3 (exc. maybe on Mondays
when I go to bed earlier and get up earlier)


12 posted on 09/17/2007 7:40:24 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Boston talk radio has been such a wasteland since Brudnoy departed. Carr is a smart ass, Severin has turned into just another Bush-basher and is too obsessed with countertops and perfect smiles. As for WTKK, it seems like its all commercials all the time.

It puzzles me why Boston can’t support a more thought-provoking talk show host such as Steve Malzberg or even Joey Reynolds that are on WOR in NY.


13 posted on 09/17/2007 7:53:30 AM PDT by balls (Religion is the root of all evil)
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To: massgopguy

John Dennis and Jerry Callahan should send Howie a bushel of fired clams.

Fired clams don’t sound like they taste very good(wouldn’t stop Howie though)


14 posted on 09/17/2007 8:03:49 AM PDT by GQuagmire (Giggety,Giggety,Giggety)
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To: balls

But he’s our smart ass :) And I enjoy his show.
For more thought provoking have you tried WBZ? Dan Rea
and Jordan Rich, for now, are doing the 8-midnight slot.


15 posted on 09/17/2007 8:19:08 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; All

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17

1st Hour TBA

2nd Hour
Movie star extrordinaire Danny Aiello will join us in studio.

3rd Hour
CHUMP LINE! Call 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!
Max Robins the TV Guru will be with us to answer all of those nagging questions about your favorite show on the boob tube...

4th Hour —TBA

Approximate affiliate list (remember WCRN is gone; now has
Hank Stolz 2-6 pm)

WRKO AM 680 Boston (to be WTKK 96.9 FM by week’s end?
Stayyyyy tuned! We don’t know yet!)
WXTK FM 95.1 Cape Cod
WHYN AM 560 Holyoke

WNTK FM 99.7 New London NH
WKBK AM 1290 Keene NH (?)

WVMT AM 620 Burlington VT

WGAN AM 560 Portland, ME
WVOM FM 103.9 Howland/Bangor ME
WEGP AM 1390 Presque Isle ME

If Howie jumps to WTKK by the end of the week we don’t
know what will happen to his “network”. The show
is syndicated by Entercom, WRKO’s owner...


16 posted on 09/17/2007 11:47:03 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

yup he’s on.

Poll:
Should Massachusetts have three casinos?
Yes
38%
No
62%

OJ, Brittney, that “Leave Brittney alone!” guy, the Sox,
the Yanks, the Pats and video on the sidelines...
geez.
The Fried Clam man and the Col. judged some clam chowdah.
“Best was Kelly’s Roast Beef.”


17 posted on 09/17/2007 12:09:13 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

posting on SaveWRKO.com:

“Howie was seen at the Ipswich Chowderfest on Saturday sporting a “WTKK” hat. I was there and saw it. Say what you want, but Howie’s fans love him....

Posted by: Scott at September 17, 2007 01:17 PM


18 posted on 09/17/2007 12:10:03 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Howdy everybody!


19 posted on 09/17/2007 12:28:55 PM PDT by Cheapskate ( Celebrate Sept.8 as Pajamatag , the day the pajamahadeem busted Dan Rather!!)
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To: raccoonradio

Not in the death pool but you’ll know who she is:

>>Match Game’ Panelist Brett Somers Dies
Monday, September 17, 2007 2:49:40 PM

Actress and comedian Brett Somers, who amused game show fans with her quips on the “Match Game” in the 1970s, has died, her son said. She was 83. Somers died Saturday at her home in Westport of stomach and colon cancer, Adam Klugman said Monday.

Hosted by Gene Rayburn, “Match Game” was the top game show during much of the 1970s. Contestants would try to match answers to nonsense questions with a panel of celebrities; much of the humor came from the racy quips and putdowns.

Shows from the 1973-79 run, featuring regulars like Somers, Richard Dawson and Charles Nelson Reilly, are still seen on cable TV’s GSN (formerly Game
Show Network.)

Somers married actor Jack Klugman, the future star of the television shows “Quincy” and “The Odd Couple,” in 1953. The two separated in 1974, but never divorced.

They made many television appearances as a couple. Somers appeared on several episodes of “The Odd Couple,” playing the ex-wife of Klugman’s character.

In the summer of 2003, she appeared in a one-woman cabaret show, “An Evening with Brett Somers,” which she wrote and co-produced. She continued to perform after being diagnosed with cancer.

She was born Audrey Johnston in New Brunswick, Canada, and grew up in Portland, Maine. She ran away from home at age 17 and headed for New York City, where she settled in Greenwich Village. She changed her first name to Brett after the lead female character in the Ernest Hemingway novel “The Sun Also Rises.” Somers was her mother’s maiden name.

Her son said she was caustic, irreverent and a self-declared bohemian.

“She maintained her independence till the end, and her irreverence,” Adam Klugman said. “She died very much at peace.”

In addition to Adam Klugman, Somers is survived by another son, David, and a daughter, Leslie.


20 posted on 09/17/2007 12:52:14 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
"Oscar and Blanche Madison"

21 posted on 09/17/2007 12:55:05 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Danny Aiello...via Wikipedia:

Aiello during a interview with Sean Hannity pointed out that he is also a Conservative and was raised Roman Catholic. He has also criticized the overuse of foul language in films and television series, as well as movies and television shows featuring poor portrayals of Italian-Americans, especially The Sopranos.

Aiello is the uncle of New York Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay. (He also played Madonna’s father in the Papa
Don’t Preach video, and Sal the pizza shop owner in
Do The Right Thing)


22 posted on 09/17/2007 1:09:32 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

...a Yankee fan. Said he tuned out because he thought Ortiz was going to hit a grand slam.

One of my co-workers is Italian-American and loves the Yanks for the various Italian players, etc., they’ve had over the years (so Rico Petrocelli didn’t cut it for him)


23 posted on 09/17/2007 1:11:55 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

"Hey Sal, why ain't you got no pictures of brothers on the wall?"
24 posted on 09/17/2007 1:14:16 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

...Moonstruck was mentioned. When Olympia Dukakis won her
Oscar she used her speech to urge on her cousin:
“OK Michael, let’s go!”


25 posted on 09/17/2007 1:36:04 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

It was worse than that. She said “...the next president of the United States”.


26 posted on 09/17/2007 2:10:14 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: raccoonradio

It was worse than that. She said “...the next president of the United States”.


27 posted on 09/17/2007 2:15:22 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: raccoonradio

It was worse than that. She said “...the next president of the United States”.


28 posted on 09/17/2007 2:51:46 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke; All

We may have liftoff soon on WTKK. Clue #1: a message heard tonight during Phil Hendrie show: “If you think something special is coming to Boston radio, you’re right. WTKK.”

Clue 2—apparently a testing/working version of the new
WTKK site. And there he is. Howie.

http://dev.wtkk.com/


29 posted on 09/18/2007 12:50:04 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

they’re just testing it out. example:

>>.on the Howie Carr show
blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Want more of the Howie Carr show?


30 posted on 09/18/2007 12:52:16 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; All

Of course this doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll start there
this week; they’re just trying out a new website. Still
we should check out 96.9 Thu morning just in case...?

From SaveWRKO.com by Brian Maloney:

WTKK Plans Leak Themselves

Regarding big changes coming to WTKK, the cat has let itself out of the bag. Based on a website redesign in progress that has been made available for public view, likely by accident, we’re able to glean a number of details about its plans.

http://dev.wtkk.com

Here’s the link, just don’t be surprised if access has been yanked by the time you read this. It pays to check SaveWRKO at all hours, doesn’t it?

Highlights:

— The new lineup is simple enough: Howie Carr in morning drive, Michael Graham back in midmornings, Eagan & Braude maintain early afternoons, while Jay Severin stays put in the 3-7pm slot.

— Overall, the new website represents an improvement over the previous version, with a bit more interactivity and news updates. The current one can’t be retired fast enough!

— WTKK’s station logo has been redesigned and a new slogan adopted: “Boston’s Talk Evolution”. The new graphic features “WTKK” rather than “FM Talk”, which didn’t prove as Arbitron-friendly as station suits had wanted. These are good moves.

What’s revealed here more than anything is that Greater Media is finally serious about boosting WTKK’s performance and position in the market. Let’s hope a number of weird programming quirks unique to WTKK are also swept away with these changes.

The wild card, however, is Howie Carr. While Greater Media is smart to create the strongest possible impression that he has joined WTKK, in reality, he hasn’t. With Entercom showing no sign of letting Howie go, it will be up to the judicial system to determine his professional fate.


31 posted on 09/18/2007 12:56:35 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

32 posted on 09/18/2007 12:56:58 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

It was also nice that Mark Steyn plugged Howie Carr in his article two days ago, and this was mentioned on Howie’s show on Monday.


33 posted on 09/18/2007 8:03:56 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore
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Yup! Damn they took that site down. It had the new logo and there were tabs in the upper section showing Howie,
Eagan and Braude, etc. Someone at Greater Media must have
leaked it either on purpose or by accident (maybe the
latter) and it got pulled.


34 posted on 09/18/2007 8:41:34 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Maybe someone read about it here on Free Republic before reporting it. There are many lurkers here on Free Republic! ;)


35 posted on 09/18/2007 9:40:02 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore
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