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To: Calvin Locke

Whatever his lawyers brought up didn’t work.Just looked at 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.

44 posted on 09/19/2007 7:40:03 PM PDT by GQuagmire (Giggety,Giggety,Giggety)
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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

Lisa Hughes

(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.

45 posted on 09/19/2007 10:48:45 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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