from Boston Radio Watch
WTKK is ready to take Carr on a morning ride
Forget Bills Candid Camera, Casino on the Charles, Red Sox collapse or Juice in Jail. The biggest topic in Bostons talk radioland this week will become one of its own. Veteran radio talkshow personality Howie Carr stands to rattle local talk radios 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 hell officially take over morning drive wheel from Don Imus who was kicked off the air five months ago.
Carrs new station WTKK 96.9FM has begun airing a promo of his upcoming debut on Thursday. Although you dont hear Carrs name mentioned in this spot(as hes still WRKOs employee thru tomorrow), those who have followed his very public two-month saga to extricate himself from the chains and shackles of WRKOs 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 WRKOs owner Entercom still have pending countersuits which havent 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.
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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
>>”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
When I met Howie at the Victorian Fair in Melrose on Sunday, he was wearing a WTKK baseball cap.