from today’s Globe by Joan Vennochi; read whole article
Howie Carr’s bales of hay
AS FORMER Senate president William M. Bulger sees it, longtime nemesis Howie Carr is looking a bit like Buridan’s Ass. He’s “a donkey caught between two bales of hay,” noted Bulger, referencing a problem of decision-making that is named after the 14th-century French philosopher Jean Buridan.
Carr will end up with one very lucrative bale, probably at WRKO-AM, the station he tried to leave. But for a while now, the popular radio talk show host who lives to pillory politicians - especially Bulger - has been caught between two radio stations...
Back to that donkey: Carr took himself off WRKO’s air in late September, so he isn’t being paid, according to Shepherd Davidson, a lawyer for Entercom Boston, which owns the station. The talk show host also lost a car provided by Ira Motors that was part of his pay package, according to publicist George Regan, who represents WRKO.
“Part of his compensation was the automobile. When he wasn’t doing the ads anymore, that was it,” Regan said. Meanwhile, the offer from WTKK was contingent on Carr not being bound by WRKO’s contract.
The article continues by saying that WRKO wants him back
badly to do afternoons, and ‘RKO realizes that with Imus
back in Dec., there’s a chance he could return to
WTKK and provide stiff competition for The Felon. Entercom
and WRKO know that Howie’s losing a lot of money over this—
he does still have the Herald column and book receipts
from Brothers Bulger, but how long will the latter last?
She says that ultimately the way things have gone
legally he will probably wind up back at WRKO.