From today’s Herald. Note: someone else had noted the
“9-noon host” ad on the WRKO site awhile back and I
said, “It’s probably an old ad, back from when their
slots were 6-9 am and 9-noon”. When the Felon started
in Feb those slots became 6-10 and 10-noon.
From Herald by Jessica Heslam:
A job posting on WRKOs Web site appears to indicate a new schedule that would cut Tom Finnerans morning show by a full hour but a station spokesman says the ad should have been removed.
The ad on the stations Web site seeks a midday show host to fill our 9 (AM)-noon slot - but Finnerans four-hour early-morning gig, which precedes that slot, runs until 10 a.m.
WRKO spokesman George Regan said the ad is no longer relevant and was set to be removed from the Web site. Regan would not say whether plans call for Finnerans hours to change.
The stations current midmorning host, Todd Feinburg, has been filling in during the afternoon drive since Howie Carrs contract expired last month. Carr is embroiled in what could be a lengthy legal battle to leave WRKO (680 AM) and take over the morning-drive show on WTKK (96.9 FM).
WRKOs overall ratings were down 28 percent among 25- to 54-year-old listeners from the spring to summer, according to Arbitron. Finneran was down 16 percent; Feinburg was down 7 percent and Carr was down 39 percent in that demographic. WTTKs ratings also were substantially down.
Among those expressing interest in an on-air role at the station is Cape Cod blogger Peter Kenney, who has been credited with breaking news on the Masshpee Wampanoag tribes casino push in Middleboro.
Kenney, 60, a freelance writer and blogger for CapeCodToday.com, said he has spent a long time on the phone with WRKO Program Director Jason Wolfe since Kenney went on a show at the station last month.
Kenney said hes spoken to Wolfe twice on the phone.
He said, Well, do you think you could do what Howie does? And I said, Yeah, said Kenney, who is known for his aggressive coverage of the Wampanoags.Im aware that there are some changes happening at WRKO and Ive asked them if theyd be interested in seeing if we can work something out.
Kenney was the morning-drive host on Cape Cods WXTK (95.1 FM) but left in 1995 when the station refused to raise his pay.
OK then Entercom, let Howie go to ‘TKK and you can have this guy (is this the Peter Porcupine guy I’ve noticed
“Finneran was down 16 percent; Feinburg was down 7 percent and Carr was down 39 percent in that demographic.”
I’m assuming that Howie’s numbers were due to his “vacations?