Skip to comments.WRKO Legal Moves Silence Carr (Not Howie Carr live thread week of Sep. 24, 2007)
Posted on 09/24/2007 5:42:37 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28
Researchers with access to closely guarded college admissions data have found that, on the whole, about 15 percent of freshmen enrolled at America's highly selective colleges are white teens who failed to meet their institutions' minimum admissions standards. Contrary to popular belief, it was not the black and Hispanic beneficiaries of affirmative action, but the rich white kids with cash and connections who elbowed most of the worthier applicants aside. Should their be tighter restrictions on college applicants in institutions who accept federal funds?
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Howie had that WSJ reporter, Dan Golden (as opposed to BU's Dan Goldin), on a while back, promoting his book "The Price of Admission...."
I remember he said "Hollywood" owns Brown, and elected officials are not above using our tax dollars to bribe so called "elite" schools to get their own flesh and blood accepted - then Sen. Bill Frist bribed Princeton with a grant, iirc.
Oh, and lastly, he said the best way to get into an "elite" school was to be very good at some secondary sport.
So the DBM is trying to counter criticism of AA based strictly on race/gender/skin color with "bribery" by cold, hard cash?
The least they could do is compare graduation rates of substandard "whites" with those of substandard AA beneficiaries.
I won't even get into the fields of study.
I have begun turning off WRKO at 3:00 PM. I listen to Rush, sometimes Savage and thats it.
WRKO will literally drive Howie out of Boston (he’s always talking about leaving the state anyway), Howie moves down to his Palm Beach condo full-time (or buys bigger, cashing in the Wellesley house, and a smidge of his wife’s $20mm? Imus settlement), and will have a national radio show within... hmmm... 6 months? a year?
You heard it here first.
Same here. btw I know some folks here don’t like the Sox
and Howie himself wasn’t too pleased at being pre-empted by them but tonight the Sox won the AL East for the first time
since ‘95 but WRKO was running Savage instead. (WEEI
their sister station, thankfully, had it). Only a ballteam
whose games Entercom paid millions for, but no big deal.
Move along, nothing to see here. A Bronx cheer to WRKO!
(’RKO comes in better for me at work than WEEI)
You’re probably right but he would have to lose the
local-isms like Menino. Still, he could do it. There
are hosts out there like Boortz (IIRC) who do a national
show for three hours and then there’s one hour for
the flagship station only with local issues. He could
still cover Boston stuff even if he moves down to Fla.
(read papers via Net)
OMG! Did you hear rko this morning? WTH???? Now they’ve cut an hour off of Moe, he used to run 6 - 10, now he’s down to 6-9, they put on some STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPID financial show, like we need to hear another one....9 to 10 is a financial show, 10 -11 is a health show then O’Brien til one and she does a crossover with MaryEllen for about an hour............at 4 it’s Bob Brinker with what? a financial show.............on Sunday we have a financial show from 8 -9, then another financial show from 9 - 10 and then from 4 - 7 what??? ANOTHER FINANCIAL SHOW with Brinker again,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,RKO is really making it difficult for listeners...................looks like I have to find another station.............
Are these money shows cheap by any chance -- syndicated? The little I heard of the one this a.m. was, well, the guy sounded so morose and robotic, how could anyone listen to him about anything?
MY head is spinning! It’s getting very diffucult to listen to RKO these days.....I don’t listen to tommy taxes....from 10 -12 these days is a stand in for todd, although I can say that Avi Nelson isn’t bad but I personally can’t stand Bob Hedlund, rush is a no no, he’s a water carrier so he’s out, 3-7 is Todd filling in for Howie, I can take Todd but not for four hours, five days a week, I like Savage but he’s usually pre-empted for freakin’ baseball......Saturday mornings used to be nice with Moe on for four hours, I like him, did you hear him this morning? His 28 y/o daughter has joined the Army, he’s very proud....I damn near fell off my chair when I heard the financial show come on, I turned it off till 11, I can take O’Brien in small doses but her combined with MaryEllen is just TOOOOOOOOOOO much for my ears and my head!! Sundays I give a listen to Whitley, get some tips on new restaurants, the rest of the day is a wash (usually baseball) until 7, I like the pundit review guys, always interesting guests and I especially like the “someone you should know” segment where they honor a soldier............
I do think these STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPID Saturday and Sunday morning shows are syndicated, from what I’ve read on other sites like radio info apparently they bring money into the station, BUT, they sure as hell don’t bring listeners in that’s FOR SURE!
I wish this thing with Howie would get settled soon,,,,,
‘RKO is worthless exc. for the Sox and if I can find
another outlet for them, I’ll tune in there instead
(at work WRKO comes in really well but at home I
can get WBOQ)
>>I like Savage but hes usually pre-empted for freakin baseball
well I’m a baseball and Sox fan; I do realize his show
got pushed back often to 10 or 11 pm due to Sox but that
will end in a few weeks. Meanwhile unless Sox fans
switched to WEEI, they couldn’t hear the post game
celebration, etc. on Friday night. A Bronx cheer for
‘RKO—sure, the Savage fans were happy to hear his
tape delayed show, but how often do the Sox win
the AL East?
1995 was the last time.
Financial show, etc. = money for ‘RKO not that
anyone listens. Who listens to The Drew Mortgage
Show on WCRN in Worcester?
They were even running promos/ads for the Sat 10 am
show, something like aquatic fitness. Pretty soon
Howie will get his release and go to ‘TKK, I’d think,
and ‘RKO will run this crap in pm drive.
I'm feeling very depressed these days. The toads sitting in under Howie's name make me ill. I'm going to see my doctor to check on me. I'm beginning to think the unthinkable. Maybe a good lawyer can help me with a class action lawsuit against WRKO and the criminal Massachusetts court system. I want my free press, not baseball and basketball. Anybody else feeling like me.
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