Could be. I think the argument is that he is under contract to them but has not shown up to do shows (last show: Sept 18,
a day before the contract ended—the topic of discussion
was “taser boy”) so they’re not paying him—and now we
hear something about how he could be liable for Entercom
legal expenses should he lose? (Supposedly Entercom told
him he should keep this out of the courts and if he did
lose, he could wind up paying big)
Entercom believes he’s their employee till 9/30/12 and
by him benching himself it’s some kind of breach of
contract, so they’re not paying him, for one. Hey
Entercom: why not just cut him free?
The use of Howie’s face and voice on Virtual Howie
is debatable; sound clips and pictures of Mumbles
are on Mumblesmenino.us (allegedly a Howie site though
I think WRKO runs it). “Public figure”...Howie has
similar sites for Kerry, Ted K, etc, with sound clips.
But we’re talking public domain (perhaps) sound clips
vs. sound clips of a WRKO show—well, they could claim
they own the rights to those sound clips.
Ay yi yi...
Interestly enough, while WRKO keeps mentioning Howie as being theirs on their web site, one of the AP news stories
that appear on the site talks about how...WRKO talk
host Howie Carr is petitioning a panel to hear his case,
and that he wishes to broadcast on WTKK in the meantime.
WRKO’s site has ignored all this legal drama, but
apparently they do link to that news story.
Then again in the past they had some kind of news-hookup
with the Herald and if they published stories about
DePetro, Finneran, etc., they did show up on the site.
It’s all about Howie.
He signed a legal contract with legal advise from a lawyer, he should abide by what he signed.
See you on RKO , Howie.