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To: smalltownslick

I think you make a good point, in that WTKK has offered Howie Carr something very different from what RKO has in mind. WTKK is offering a morning drive-time slot without the threat of sports preemption that
benefited ONLY Entercom by enhancing its advertising revenue while diminishing Carr’s audience. But what I’m questioning is the right of one party to a terminated contract to prevent the other party from contracting freely with a third party.

31 posted on 09/24/2007 6:48:57 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedoms.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

>>a morning drive-time slot

WRKO could tell Howie he can have morning drive and put
the Felon on in afternoons

>>without the threat of sports preemption

No sports pre-emption with a morning show; and if he
wanted to keep doing 3-7 (for salary they’re offering)
they can say, “no baseball pre-emption this yr after Sox
are doing with playoffs...spring training next year,
we’ll put those games on WEEI...regular season? Most games
start no earlier than 7 pm—afternoon games are on WEEI—
and we could have WEEI carry that pre-game show at 6:30
and WRKO picks up game at 7. No pre-emptions (again, IF
they tried to get him to “honor the contract” but kept
him in afternoons)

there were other advantages to WTKK though like FM
signal that doesn’t fade after sunset; supposed
younger audience; etc

34 posted on 09/24/2007 7:11:44 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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