They claim they managed to match the offer—that they had a certain period of time with which to meet the offer. Yes
Howie had agreed a couple times to extensions (maybe
to extensions in the offer window?) but they did nothing.
As soon as the WTKK offer became public, they then
made their own offer.
Here’s the latest, from today’s Herald:
While another court date has been set, Boston radio host Howie Carr remains a man without a station, for at least this week.
If this were a country song, this would be about an attempted breakup where the heartache keeps going. Entercom does not want to let Howie go, said Tom Taylor of radio-info.com.
Last week, Carrs debut on WTKK (96.9 FM) was thwarted after a Suffolk Superior Court judge said WRKO (680 AM) had the right to match WTKKs offer, which was struck before his WRKO contract ended.
Legal experts say the situation may have been different had WTKK waited to offer Carr its morning-drive show until after his WRKO contract expired last week.
WRKO wants him back on its airwaves. The station continues to advertise Carrs show in the newspaper and still touts him on the air and on its Web site. Todd Feinburg has taken over Carrs old afternoon-drive show for this week.
Howie will not be on WRKO. We do expect him to be on WTKK in the near future, Carr spokeswoman Nancy Sterling said yesterday.
On WTKKs Web site, the station posted a statement- its first public comment on Carr - that said it hoped hed be part of the stations team in the near future.
Now, legal experts say Carrs options include appealing the judges order, sitting it out, going back to WRKO or having all three parties sit down and talk. The court has set a status review of the case for Oct. 15.
When he left, he said they'd made him an offer he could refuse -- I gather he was pretty bitter. I guess he picked up a few small stations, and RKO tried to keep up the gardening show with Mel Lausier to do the radio part and some nursery owner (I forget his name) to do the gardening part. But it apparently fizzled, because now I think they have some crap financial show on in that time slot.
The Wed. re-ping. Here is Howie’s column from today’s
Don’t You Just HATE It When That Happens?
by Howie Carr
Boston Herald 9/26/07
So 10 days ago I got to be a judge at the Ipswich Lions Club ChowderFest.
Despite some rain early on, the sun came out in the early afternoon, a lot of people showed up, and a good time was had by all, or so I thought.
But last Friday the weekly town paper in Ipswich comes out and theres a letter to the editor with this headline:
ChowderFest is no place for hate.
Would you care which local merchant of hate the concerned citizen was writing about? That H in my name - it doesnt just stand for Howie anymore.
Lets go straight to the moonbat missive, by one Meryl Baier, who lives in Ipswich and runs a business, according to her Web site, making funky and whimsical winter wear for girls of all ages.
This dear heart was out with her daughter, Raina, looking to enjoy a wonderful community event down by the water when she saw . . . the horror. She saw me.
I was immediately confronted with a booth full of hateful propaganda that was both shocking and disgraceful.
The hateful propaganda? My bumper stickers that say Illegal Aliens GO HOME! Im telling them to obey the law, and she says thats shocking and disgraceful. I guess the next time I see a speed-limit or a STOP sign, I can call the Mass. Commission Against Discrimination. Its just so hateful being told to play by the rules when I dont want to, dammit.
Back to Rainas mom: Where was all of this coming from and WHY was it here?
Its just lucky for her that I ran out of my first batch. Those bumper stickers said, DEPORT ILLEGAL ALIENS, in even larger type. They would have given her the vapors for sure.
She admitted she doesnt listen to me (this week, who does?) but somehow she has discerned that she doesnt agree with my politics. She concedes its OK for me to be a celebrity judge of chowder (and a very well-qualified one at that, if I do say so myself). But she objects to the Lions Club allowing (my) staff to bring their agenda to an otherwise benign event and ruin it.
Ruin it? My bumper stickers ruined the ChowderFest? Maam, mine are the best kind of bumper stickers there are. They are free bumper stickers. And by the way, Meryl, if you see my staff, please tell them to identify themselves to me, so at the next ChowderFest I can order them around. I could have sworn I drove there solo.
She does write shed feel the same way about Al Franken, but somehow I doubt it. The double standards never end with these moonbats. They have the right to, say, invite the likes of Ahmadinejad to Columbia to deny the Holocaust and talk about his gay-free theocracy. Why, thats free speech, the First Amendment.
But if I say illegal aliens go home, thats hate speech.
I was pushing my private agenda - forget the fact that maybe 75 percent of the American people support the same agenda, and that the percentages are even higher among naturalized citizens and legal aliens. But moonbats cant even stand the phrase, illegal aliens. She couldnt even bring herself to use it in her letter, saying the stickers referred to illegal immigrants.
Remember Deval Patrick in one of last years debates? Even Grace Ross was calling illegals illegals, and Deval slipped and started to say illegal aliens. He stopped mid-sentence and corrected himself, PC-style: undocumented workers.
Ive got one final thing to say to moonbat Meryl. I got an invite yesterday to judge another North Shore chowderfest next monthand Ill be there - with bumper stickers, lots of bumper stickers, direct from Merlin Printing in New Hampshire. See you there.
"Bostons Howie Carr has a court date for October 15.
"Thats reported by the Boston Herald, as the melodrama unfolds of a guy whos still desired by Entercoms WRKO but who longs to settle down with a new romance, Greater Medias FM talker WTKK. I wouldnt be shocked if Entercoms David Field and Greater Medias Peter Smyth ultimately work this out at the CEO level and it may take something like that. Entercom genuinely doesnt want long-tenured PM driver (and Boston Herald columnist) Carr to split, but Howie says hes done with WRKO, and thats all there is to it. Maybe Greater Media cuts a deal that springs Carr, involving some financial incentives to Entercom and a player to be named later?"
>>Crew Paints Over Roadkill Raccoon
(see my screen name... :) ^(..)^
EMONT, Ill. A photograph sent to CBS 2 shows a raccoon dead in the middle of a Lemont street, and yellow stripes painted right over its body by road crews. As CBS 2 West Suburban Bureau Chief Mike Puccinelli reports, the outraged viewer who sent in the photograph was not the only one upset by the incident. "There was a dead raccoon here kind of where you see this black mark and it was dead and when they were striping the road they just striped right over it," said Sylvia Wilk of unincorporated Lemont.