Howie Carr ping. Today may well be Howie’s last show on
WRKO and his “network” but the question is, will tomorrow be his first day on WTKK...or not? Down to the wire it goes.
The following is by Brian Maloney from SaveWRKO.com:
Will a Suffolk County judge grant his employer’s request for at least a temporary court order barring him from switching to the competition tomorrow morning?
The Boston Herald has the details here (see above)
While I would never claim to be a legal expert, common sense does come into play here. From the judge’s standpoint, he might ask why Carr is in such a big hurry to jump ship before these issues can be resolved.
Once Carr actually does a show from his new digs on Morrissey Boulevard, it’s going to be difficult for Entercom to remove him. That’s why winning this round is crucial.
Though Entercom might ultimately lose this case, I think Howie greatly underestimated the company’s resolve. That would have required researching the company’s history in similar matters beyond Boston.
Guess what: they play hardball.
In fact, even if Entercom believes it will lose, David Field & Friends will keep it going just to wipe out Howie’s bank account. My guess is that Greater Media is not footing Carr’s legal bills, contrary to popular perception.
Feel free to taser me if I’m wrong, but I see Howie taking an unplanned holiday from the airwaves.