Skip to comments.Howie Carr Show live thread
Posted on 09/19/2007 8:16:21 AM PDT by raccoonradio
Decision day...as I pointed out in another thread, a decision may be issued today as to whether or not Howie can jump to WTKK-FM tomorrow--or at all.
Today is the last day for Howie at WRKO under his contract but it's possible he may stay if a judge issues a restraining order to Entercom. I'm not even sure if Howie will be on today...busy at the courthouse? Or benched by Entercom? It's even possible someone else may start the show and Howie would show up later.
We should get word later. If Howie is able to jump, then very late tonight (about 4 am) I will issue the first WTKK Howie Carr Show live ping (with his show to start at 5:30 am). But note that due to legal issues he may not start there for awhile, or at all. Down to the last minute...
Appeals, maybe. Who knows. The final decision isn’t in yet;
this was a memo that had to be forced since the thought was that the contract expires today. It still may...confusing./
Looks like HC will be drawing on his sizable bank account for awhile.I would think he’ll tried to get fired(not showing up,throw RKO under the bus,etc.)and RKO won’t pay him for not showing up or trashing the station.But RKO won’t let him go easily either.What a mess.
I think he'd use his column and appearances to go after the felon, trying to provoke an actionable FCC faux pas, like the "...two will come back..." statement at the start of the felon's new gig.
I wonder if Howie's lawyers brought up a "hostile working environment" with stuff like that?
Whatever his lawyers brought up didn’t work.Just looked at savewrko.com and they’re saying TKK will have another hole in its lineup if they know it or not.(no idea what that means). AS for HC,who knows.Howie doesn’t want to be there,and management won’t want him there spouting off every ten minutes either.
A story on Howie ran on the Ch 4 (Boston) 11 pm news. I didn’t see it but the WBZ-TV site has not only the following story but a 21 minute “raw feed” of the interview!
Howie Carr Discusses WRKO Feud, Life As Radio Host
(WBZ) BOSTON Controversial talk radio host Howie Carr is off the air after a court ruling left him between stations.
His WRKO contract was supposed to run out Wednesday, and he was planning to start at rival WTKK Thursday morning. It’s a move worth millions, but a judge said Carr never should have made the deal when he was still under contract and that WRKO was within its rights to match Carr’s new offer to try to keep him at the station.
Carr pulled no punches in a Monday (interview) about what has become one ugly fight over his future.
In the past 20 years, he has built a fraternity of listeners who distrust politicians and applaud his criticism of the men and women he calls “hacks.”
But Carr’s current contract at WRKO is over, and while they want him to stay, he made it clear he wants out.
“I don’t feel any real loyalty. One thing I learned from Chuck Scarborough — in this business, you have to “bleep” them before they “bleep” you,” Carr said.
In that spirit, WRKO and their best known host sued each other. Even with the No. 2 show in its time slot, Carr made a deal to move to mornings and jump ship.
“They think if they want me to work there I have to keep working there,” he said. “I think they’re wrong.”
Carr said it’s not about the money.
“It’s an opportunity, I think, to reach more people and prolong my career,” he said.
In Carr’s world, members of both political parties are equal opportunity targets.
When asked if he had ever gone after someone and, in retrospect, regretted it or felt he’d been too hard on them, he said, “No, I usually feel that I’ve gone too easy.”
Carr’s wife, Kathy and their three daughters have waited a long time to have him home in the afternoon.
“Having him around to help with the dishes, laundry,” Kathy said. “I have a whole list.”
“To be a successful talk show host, you have to listen,” Carr said. “You can’t be too arrogant. And you can’t think you’re better than anybody else either because you’re not.”
Carr said he is confident he will join WTKK very soon.
A spokesman for WRKO’s parent company said, “We look forward to Howie continuing his show on WRKO.
It’s probably a safe bet he’s going to appeal Wednesday’s ruling.
from the Herald. btw at the end of today’s show Todd
Feinburg said “Howie will be back tomorrow”. Believe him?
Howie: taking time off
Posted by Jessica Heslam at 5:32 pm Boston Herald
Boston radio host Howie Carr is taking some time off as court battle soldiers on.
Heres a statement from Carr spokewoman Nancy Sterling.
While we would like to have achieved a complete victory in court, we are gratified that the decision leaves open the opportunity for Howie to work at the place of his choosing. Not only did the Court find unlawful a portion of Entercoms employment agreement, but the Court adopted our argument that Howie cannot be forced to work for a particular radio station.
Howie looks forward to taking some well-deserved time off from one of his three careers and to joining WTKK in the very near future.
See the Howie interview (21 minutes) at http://www.wbztv.com
Or hear it/download it to your mp3 or Ipod at:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 19, 2007
Statement On Behalf Of Howie Carr
Regarding Judge’s Ruling
Boston, MA- While we would like to have achieved a complete victory in
court, we are gratified that the decision leaves open the opportunity for
Howie to work at the place of his choosing. Not only did the Court find
unlawful a portion of Entercom’s employment agreement, but the Court adopted
our argument that Howie cannot be forced to work for a particular radio
Howie looks forward to taking some well-deserved time off from one of his
three careers and to joining WTKK in the very near future.
Not sure how long it’ll be this way but if you go to http://www.wrko.com you can see a polar bear
(wearing a white T-shirt) in a snowstorm. Basically all white. Nothing on there. hmm.
WTKK’s site unveils the new logo and puts forth their statement about the Howie situation.
On the Ch 4 report, they said that Carr intends to appeal the ruling and he hopes to be on
WTKK very soon. They say Entercom feels he is still their employee but Howie says he
won’t be back. Or at least he’s on vacation...from “one of this three jobs”.