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To: Lexi3130

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

Last week, Carr’s debut on WTKK (96.9 FM) was thwarted after a Suffolk Superior Court judge said WRKO (680 AM) had the “right to match” WTKK’s 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 Carr’s show in the newspaper and still touts him on the air and on its Web site. Todd Feinburg has taken over Carr’s 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 WTKK’s Web site, the station posted a statement- its first public comment on Carr - that said it hoped he’d be part of the station’s team in the near future.

Now, legal experts say Carr’s options include appealing the judge’s 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.

50 posted on 09/25/2007 12:13:07 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
According to a post on boston-radio-interest: "Sunday afternoon at 12:58, Pat Whitley ran down all the stuff he does at the end of his show and was a little too hasty. At 12:59 he remarked - "I just can't believe it. I've done everything and I still have almost a minute left with nothing to say or do. Whatever shall I do? I KNOW, maybe I'll just get up and walk out. Leave! That seems to be the popular thing to do here at WRKO these days. "
51 posted on 09/25/2007 12:22:12 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Did Entercom have WRKO when Paul Parent left? Maybe nobody here was a fan of his Sunday morning gardening show, but I used to listen and my sister was a great fan (bought an earphone radio so she wouldn't miss it when my nephew had hockey practice!).

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.

53 posted on 09/25/2007 2:13:57 AM PDT by maryz
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To: Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; Carolinamom; Cheapskate; ..

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 there’s 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 doesn’t just stand for Howie anymore.

Let’s 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!” I’m telling them to obey the law, and she says that’s 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. It’s just so hateful being told to play by the rules when I don’t want to, dammit.

Back to Raina’s mom: “Where was all of this coming from and WHY was it here?”

It’s 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 doesn’t listen to me (this week, who does?) but somehow she has discerned that she doesn’t agree with my politics. She concedes it’s 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? Ma’am, 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 she’d 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, that’s free speech, the First Amendment.

But if I say “illegal aliens go home,” that‘s 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 can’t even stand the phrase, “illegal aliens.” She couldn’t even bring herself to use it in her letter, saying the stickers referred to “illegal immigrants.”

Remember Deval Patrick in one of last year’s 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.”

I’ve got one final thing to say to moonbat Meryl. I got an invite yesterday to judge another North Shore chowderfest next monthand I’ll be there - with bumper stickers, lots of bumper stickers, direct from Merlin Printing in New Hampshire. See you there.

66 posted on 09/26/2007 6:22:28 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; All
from the latest issue of Tom Taylor's newsletter:

"Boston’s Howie Carr has a court date for October 15.

"That’s reported by the Boston Herald, as the melodrama unfolds of a guy who’s still desired by Entercom’s WRKO but who longs to settle down with a new romance, Greater Media’s FM talker WTKK. I wouldn’t be shocked if Entercom’s David Field and Greater Media’s Peter Smyth ultimately work this out at the CEO level – and it may take something like that. Entercom genuinely doesn’t want long-tenured PM driver (and Boston Herald columnist) Carr to split, but Howie says he’s done with WRKO, and that’s 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?"

who knows...

67 posted on 09/26/2007 6:44:34 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
ha--are the folks at WRKO's site trying to tell me something? note the news story that pops right up on Howie's page:

>>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.

88 posted on 09/27/2007 12:01:14 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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