Skip to comments.Howie Carr Live Thread: Howie Is Back On Fri. Nov 16
Posted on 11/15/2007 11:41:56 AM PST by raccoonradio
Howie is back. Same fat-bastard-time, same fat-bastard station(s)...see below
What’s the deal? Is he going to WTTK or not?
Our long, national nightmare is over.
Its official: Howie Carr back to WRKO
by Jessica Heslam/Boston Herald
Four months after he anounced plans to jump ship, Howie Carr is returning to his afternoon drive show on WRKO-AM tomorrow, the station plans to anounce later today.
We are thrilled that Howie is back on WRKO, said Entercom New England Vice President and Market Manager Julie Kahn in a press release. Howie is a one-of-a-kind talent, and Im sure all of Howies listeners are looking forward to hearing him on our air again.
Carrs new contract with WRKO runs through 2012. He returns to his 3 to 7 p.m. slot.
Im very happy to be reunited with my loyal listeners on WRKO, said Carr in the release. I said Id be back on the air before Imus and now I am!
WTKK said in a statement that they are disappointed and strongly disagree with the judge whose decisions blocked Carr from jumping ship.
We are disappointed that Howie Carr will not be able to join WTKK at this time, but we fully support him in his decision to return to work at WRKO, the station said in a statement released moments ago.
While we strongly disagree with Judge Van Gestels decisions, which forced Howie to choose between working for WRKO or being unemployed for five years, we have always said that we would abide by the ruling of the court. To pursue what would likely have been a very long appeal with an uncertain outcome would have been counter-productive for Howie and his loyal listeners. Howie also has his family to think about; anyone in his position would make the same decision. It is time to move forward. We wish him all the best.
WTKK had offered Carr a five-year deal to host their morning-drive show. The bonus-based contract would have allowed Carr to earn up to $7 million, an offer WRKO later matched.
Imus plans to return to the air next month with a syndicated show.
Oh how I wish I could get Howie on XM so I could listen to him in my car.
Holy crap, I really didn’t think he’d show up tomorrow for just one day, and what the hell was Avi Nelson talking about filling in for Howie next week? According to Nelson he would be in three days next week for Howie,,,,,Howie still has vacation time???
I’m not surprised, given the dearth of alternatives he was left with. I do hope that Kahn & Wolff will have the decency not to gloat over their victory. In any case, it will be good to have Howie back on the air!
When’s the first death pool?
I wonder if Todd - o - rama will make mention of this today? We shall see,,,,,,,,
tomorrow, and I'm picking RKO!
>>Howie still has vacation time???
maybe working out some legal stuff...? or he’s just taking some of the vaca time his “new” contract is giving him.
Todd probably WILL mention this today...boy am I relieved
to be able to hear Howie again though I feel bad for HC;
despite whatever pay he’ll get, he has to work with
Coffee Boy (Jason “Hokey” Wolfe), The Empress (Julie
Kaaaaaaaaaaaahn!), and alongside Felon Finneran.
Howie is the only real bat in the ‘RKO lineup...
...and the Sox (who open the ‘08 season in Japan) are
a long winter away...
and I am assuming that his “network” will be back.
Now, WCRN in Worcester ditched him—will they take
Howie’s affiliates, as far as I know
WRKO 680 Boston
WHYN 560 Holyoke
WXTK-FM 95.1 Cape Cod
WVMT 620 Burlington
WNTK 99.7 New London NH (?)
WKBK 1290 Keene NH (?)
WUVR 1490 Lebanon NH (?)
WGAN 560 Portland ME
WVOM 103.9 Augusta ME?
I seriously question the ongoing relationship between Howie Carr and WRKO’s upper management from now on. This should be interesting.
I’m glad but its been a long time since I’ve given up my habit of listening to WRKO.
Speaking for his west coast fans (all 3 of us), it’s good to have him back in his old slot (3-7). At least it’s a listenable time here.
It’s good for me—afternoons are my free time as I work
a night shift (I hear Howie’s 5 pm hour on the way to
work and 6 pm hour at work.)
This means more Red Sox pre-emptions come baseball season
but remember that ‘RKO shifts the Sox to WEEI for
afternoon games (not sure about spring training though).
But Howie’s last half hour should be gone a lot due
to 7 pm starts/6:30 pre-game.
For Howie fans in Metro-west or any area west of
Boston that has trouble picking up WRKO after sunday:
contact WCRN and ask them to put him back on! Even
if just for an hour or so...
I guess Howie thought better of a morning slot now that Imus is coming back. Much safer in the afternoon.
Well 2012 is when the world is supposed to end, so we should never have to go through this again.