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)
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.