Skip to comments.Howie Carr live thread 9/17/07: It will be an interesting week
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 Thursdays start of the Fall (ratings) book in Boston?
The Heralds Jessica Heslam says hell try (links to article from last Friday) while WTKK owner Greater Media expects a last-ditch legal effort to block the move from Entercoms WRKO. Thats what Carrs attorney Bret Cohen says, though neither Greater Media nor Entercoms talking for the record. Howies contract with Entercom expires on Wednesday, and Entercom argues that its got a right-to-match provision that should keep him on the premises after that. But Carrs 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 theres an impact outside of Boston: Carter Broadcastings WCRN, Worcester (830) had been using Howies WRKO-syndicated afternoon show, but it tells the Herald theres been so much talk about his going over to WTKK that WCRNs Hank Stolz will fill Howies 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.
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)
It’s a pretty good bet that Howie won’t be down for breakfast on WRKO Thursday.
Say it ain’t so Winky!
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.
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.
JD and Scotto agreed with me that the Red Sox ownership is steering the direction of the WRKO.
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...)_
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
(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
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)
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.
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)
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.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17
1st Hour TBA
Movie star extrordinaire Danny Aiello will join us in studio.
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...
yup he’s on.
Should Massachusetts have three casinos?
OJ, Brittney, that “Leave Brittney alone!” guy, the Sox,
the Yanks, the Pats and video on the sidelines...
The Fried Clam man and the Col. judged some clam chowdah.
“Best was Kelly’s Roast Beef.”
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
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
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.