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Howie Carr live thread 9/18/07
howiecarr.com ^ | 9/18/07 | raccoonradio

Posted on 09/18/2007 8:50:59 AM PDT by raccoonradio

Howie Carr Show live thread. More below about the mystery of exactly where Howie will be come Thursday.


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

1 posted on 09/18/2007 8:51:01 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; Carolinamom; Cheapskate; ..

Again I’m early, this time by about 3 hours, but...

Howie Carr Show live ping. On the show yesterday Howie’s
producer played “Gimme Three Steps” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
as bumper music and Howie quoted the lyrics: “Gimme three
steps toward the door...” then said “maybe Tom Petty’s
‘I Won’t back Down’ would be a good choice, too, Happy.”

—Last night a “working” version of the new WTKK webpage
was leaked. A new logo and at the top there were pictures
of the WTKK staff—including Howie. The site was still
apparently there this morning complete with working “Listen
Live” link. But it has since been pulled.

—A listener to WTKK’s Sports Huddle heard host Eddie
Andleman close his show by saying “listen to 96.9
on Thursday at 5:30 am”.

—I’m supposing Entercom’s gag order (of sorts) on Howie
means he can’t come out and say he’s leaving though he
has thrown hints (cue Winky the elephant here) and nothing has appeared in the papers. While legal problems probably
still exist it could well be that Howie’s last show
on WRKO will be tomorrow and he could debut on WTKK
FM 96.9 as soon as Thu. morning

—What about the affiliates? They’re probably wondering what’s going on, too. My guess is that if Howie moves,
the show will continue for a short while with substitute
hosts though the words “Howie Carr” won’t be mentioned.
Stations would then one by one pull out of the show
(as WCRN already has). Hopefully Greater Media, WTKK’s
owner, will find a way to syndicate the show.


2 posted on 09/18/2007 8:57:01 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Hope they have better streaming audio than RKO.


3 posted on 09/18/2007 8:59:22 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Aquinasfan

Check it out to find out... http://www.wtkk.com

The “working” site they had up was something like
dev.wtkk.com (dev as in “development”?) and it simply
says “wtkk” now.


4 posted on 09/18/2007 9:03:11 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

from Boston Radio Watch

WTKK is ready to take Carr on a morning ride

Forget Bill’s Candid Camera, Casino on the Charles, Red Sox collapse or Juice in Jail. The biggest topic in Boston’s talk radioland this week will become one of its own. Veteran radio talkshow personality Howie Carr stands to rattle local talk radio’s status quo as he prepares to walk the Green Mile from Brighton to Dorchester come this Thursday(9/20). After 13 years of hosting a very popular afternoon drive show on WRKO AM 680, Carr is about to jump to rival WTKK 96.9FM where he’ll officially take over morning drive wheel from Don Imus who was kicked off the air five months ago.

Carr’s new station WTKK 96.9FM has begun airing a promo of his upcoming debut on Thursday. Although you don’t hear Carr’s name mentioned in this spot(as he’s still WRKO’s employee thru tomorrow), those who have followed his very public two-month saga to extricate himself from the chains and shackles of WRKO’s contract get the message. As of today, WTKK’s owner Greater Media has not made an official statement about Carr’s arrival to FM Talker.

Carr and WRKO’s owner Entercom still have pending countersuits which haven’t been resolved yet. If Carr does make his on-air debut on WTKK in two days, WRKO will likely try to obtain a temporary restraining order to keep Carr off the air until the dispute is settled which so far none of the parties seem to be very interested in doing.

As always, stay tune to http://www.BostonRadioWatch.com for all the latest updates and developments on this and other Boston radio stories….


5 posted on 09/18/2007 9:05:12 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

how about that college student who got tasered at the Fla.
Kerry event? Had asked him questions about why he didn’t challenge ‘04 election, why he hadn’t tried to get Bush impeached...
apparently Kerry is saying he wasn’t aware they had
tasered him. Footage of it shows the student screaming
in pain.

>>”He had used his allotted time. His microphone was cut off, then he became upset.”

>>As Kerry tells the audience he will answer the student’s “very important question,” Meyer struggles on the ground and yells at the officers to release him, crying out, “Don’t Tase me, bro,” just before he is Tasered. He is then led from the room, screaming, “What did I do?”

Wait a minute—Kerry wasn’t aware he got tasered? Wasn’t
this happening in the same room? (or did they drag him
elsewhere). The fact that the article says “He is then
led from the room” tells me that Kerry should have known
he got tasered!

Looks like they moved in on him when he asked if he and
W were both in Skull and Bones

http://youtube.com/watch?v=6bVa6jn4rpE&mode=related&search=


6 posted on 09/18/2007 9:38:16 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

now I’ve seen the whole video—they tased him right in the same room where Kerry spoke but I thought I just heard on
CNN that Kerry was unaware he was tasered?

The cried of “Help! Help! Help! reminded me of the
bit in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (IIRC):
(Michael Palin—one of Howie’s guests):
“Help! Help! Help! I’m being repressed!...Now we see the
violence inherent in the system!”


7 posted on 09/18/2007 9:42:04 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

well, I hate to say it, but you may have to remove me from the PING list because I can’t stream at work and I’m too far away to pick up WTKK on my car stereo. It’s a damn shame...


8 posted on 09/18/2007 9:49:26 AM PDT by Andonius_99 (There are two sides to every issue. One is right, the other is wrong; but the middle is always evil.)
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To: raccoonradio

So did Howie really neglect to nail down the
enforceability of his non-compete agreement
long before before heading for the door?

These sorts of terms are common in the media
and entertainment industries, and by now it
should be well known how they’ll stand up in
court.


9 posted on 09/18/2007 10:39:30 AM PDT by Boundless (Legacy Media is hazardous to your mental health)
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To: raccoonradio
The development site is still, well, being developed. But you can see the (incomplete) template for Howie's page on WTKK here.
10 posted on 09/18/2007 10:53:58 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedoms.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

yup—that was what I saw last night. I clicked on links
and saw templates like that.

On the main page they had laid out several sections and put blah blah blah blah blah, etc.,
in the text area to fill it for now.

One major improvement of the WTKK site apparently is no
mention, and no picture, of Mike Barnicle—who is still
seen and mentioned on the current one.


11 posted on 09/18/2007 10:57:08 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Boundless

Who knows. Supposedly they said the non-compete is
illegal in this state, though.
It’s possible that Howie may wind up starting his show
on WTKK and Entercom would then ask for a restraining order
which, if upheld, would mean a temporary “benching”
of him ‘till it’s settled.


12 posted on 09/18/2007 10:59:05 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Andonius_99

I won’t remove you unless you say definitely you want off,
but yes, it’s a shame. Hope they syndicate him.

Unless there’s some legal maneuver, Howie’s employment
with Entercom ends either at 7 pm tomorrow with the conclusion of his Wed. show (Sox game will be on WEEI so Howie will
be on ‘RKO right till the end) or five hours later.


13 posted on 09/18/2007 11:00:48 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I quite agree: the less we see of Mike Barnicle, the better.


14 posted on 09/18/2007 11:06:10 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedoms.)
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To: raccoonradio
this is sad! I'm also having to cope with Drudge's radio Show(and the thread)

that is ending at the tail end of the month.

15 posted on 09/18/2007 12:00:16 PM PDT by Cheapskate ( Celebrate Sept.8 as Pajamatag , the day the pajamahadeem busted Dan Rather!!)
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To: Cheapskate

will you be unable to hear Howie (exc. for Streaming)
when he goes to FM?

Nothing about today’s show on Howie’s site so far other
than the usual mention of the chumpline. It will be interesting to see how the WRKO site changes, if at all,
after tomorrow. Will they take out any mention of Howie
(or are they still pursuing him?) They’d be saying “The Howie Carr Show” on the site even though he’d be working for
a competitor. Oh, and I think Entercom controls the howiecarr.com domain name. That is another bone of
contention.
Howie may have to pick up something like howiecarrshow.com
or howiecarr969 or something

And would the various ads keep running with Howie’s voice?
Probably yes but who knows.


16 posted on 09/18/2007 12:04:35 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

oops, just put up. the foll

“Don’t tase me! Ow! Ow! Ow! Owww!”

A student at a John Kerry appearamce in Florida was tasered by the police when he would not leave the podium quietly and resisted arrest. Did the cops do the right thing
Yes
20%
No
80%


17 posted on 09/18/2007 12:06:34 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

oops, just put up. the poll

“Don’t tase me! Ow! Ow! Ow! Owww!”

A student at a John Kerry appearamce in Florida was tasered by the police when he would not leave the podium quietly and resisted arrest. Did the cops do the right thing
Yes
20%
No
80%


18 posted on 09/18/2007 12:06:37 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

FReep, er, take the poll

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1898495/posts


19 posted on 09/18/2007 12:11:52 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Oh i have to stream now! I live in central Illinois(about 10 minuites from Peoria Ill.

I've never tried to get WRKO live.

It would be the middle of the afternoon to catch Howie over the air.Now on the other hand,I am on top of a thousand foot hill.

20 posted on 09/18/2007 12:14:28 PM PDT by Cheapskate ( Celebrate Sept.8 as Pajamatag , the day the pajamahadeem busted Dan Rather!!)
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To: Cheapskate

Oh right—you might say, will it play in Peoria? :)

I don’t think you could pick up (over the air) any of the
stations that carry Howie :) Though a few years ago,
due to weird atmospheric conditions, the station at 96.9
in Boston WAS coming in up in Wisconsin. At the time
they were WBCS, “Boston’s Country Station” and a friend,
who picked up the signal while traveling in Wisconsin (and
heard the ads for Boston businesses) jokingly referred to
them as “Wisconsin’s Best Country Station”.


21 posted on 09/18/2007 12:17:27 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Cheapskate

Break out the OVER-THE- PHONE TAZER !


22 posted on 09/18/2007 12:21:57 PM PDT by Cheapskate ( Celebrate Sept.8 as Pajamatag , the day the pajamahadeem busted Dan Rather!!)
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To: raccoonradio

“Can I get me a taser here?” I had a bellylaugh over that one.

Kerry READ the moooooonbat book about voter fraud! Naturally.

“Howie! I love the new taser. You gotta hang on to that!”

Hey Howie and Sandy—that will sound SOOOO good in _stereo_,
if you get my drift :)


23 posted on 09/18/2007 12:22:52 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

“The Democrats better wake up because this is how they treat their base”
“Yeah, you know, DailyKOs...”


24 posted on 09/18/2007 12:23:55 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

now years ago, Occasionly at night I could drag in WBZ.


25 posted on 09/18/2007 12:24:34 PM PDT by Cheapskate ( Celebrate Sept.8 as Pajamatag , the day the pajamahadeem busted Dan Rather!!)
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To: raccoonradio
"Hey Howie and Sandy~ that would sound Soooooo good in stereo!"

TROUBLEMAKER hehehehehehehe

26 posted on 09/18/2007 12:29:38 PM PDT by Cheapskate ( Celebrate Sept.8 as Pajamatag , the day the pajamahadeem busted Dan Rather!!)
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To: Cheapskate

Yup! technically Howie is on some FM stations now and
I wonder if it’s full stereo—at least there’s no static
and it probably sounded “fuller”

WXTK FM 95.1 Cape Cod
WVOM FM 103.9 Bangor (area) ME
WNTK FM 99.7 New London, NH

though I wonder if WNTK is in mono. I can think of at least
one talk station on FM that broadcasts in mono as far as I
know, WNIR “The Talk Of Akron” (Ohio).

Don’t tase me, bro!


27 posted on 09/18/2007 12:33:23 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
"don't Taze me BRO"

I'm a pool keeper's son, I don't want to hurt no one

Yes I crossed my old man back in Oregon,don't take me alive

Got a case of dynamite,I could hold out here all night

I crossed my old man back in Oregon, don't take me alive!

steely Dan

28 posted on 09/18/2007 12:55:15 PM PDT by Cheapskate ( Celebrate Sept.8 as Pajamatag , the day the pajamahadeem busted Dan Rather!!)
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To: raccoonradio

Talking about free college tuition for illegals. AARGH!!


29 posted on 09/18/2007 2:43:19 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Cheapskate; raccoonradio

The FM Corporate Crap talk station here is mono.


30 posted on 09/18/2007 3:15:37 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: raccoonradio

When I met Howie at the Victorian Fair in Melrose on Sunday, he was wearing a WTKK baseball cap.


31 posted on 09/18/2007 4:47:54 PM PDT by CatQuilt (aquietcatholic.blogspot.com)
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To: Calvin Locke

What’s that, Zone 96.7? Clear Channel (also AM 960)


32 posted on 09/19/2007 12:06:23 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: CatQuilt

yes, have been told that he also wore that cap at the
Ipswich chowderfest


33 posted on 09/19/2007 12:06:53 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Yes. A couple of weeks ago, Rush went to dead air with carrier on FM, and after about ten minutes, I got around to checking out the AM side, and it was working.

Usually, when one goes, so does the other.

They're overly automated, and it can be a pain.

I had no idea WTKK was stereo. I heard Art Bell respond to a caller about stereo, and he said "doesn't matter, C2CAM is mono at the source..."

I take it WTKK was originally a music station? Why does WJIB stick in my mind?

34 posted on 09/19/2007 6:18:19 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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