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
I’d expect to see an invigorated Howie when he returns. If he gets out of line and violates some silly programming guideline, what is management going to do, fire him?
Hey Howie what are you gonna listen to in the afternoon,
driving your kids home from school?
(Recorded in Sept., just before Howie was supposed
to move...a couple days before the decision that said
I would hope that Howie’s latest contract doesn’t include that obnoxious “matching offer” provision that screwed him this time. Bottom line, you’d best be careful what you put your signature on.
If there are actual flyers of Howie Carr on 96.9 FM still available, then they may be collector’s items or will be soon.
This is great news. Hannity spends way too much time talking to Liberals on his show.
Anyway, I'm very happy Howie's back...and in the afternoon, too.
Howie’s Friday column
Kikos kooky defense: Its the drugs talking
By Howie Carr | Friday, November 16, 2007 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
The jailbird victim du jour is Roberto Kiko Pulido, the crooked Boston cop and erstwhile proprietor of Hyde Parks world-renowned after-hours club, the Boom-Boom Room.
In what is becoming a tradition, Kiko is making his pitch for mercy, not directly to the federal judge wholl be sentencing him in Febuary, but indirectly, through the local broadsheet.
Earlier this week it was Toby Kerns, the natural-born knucklehead who dreamed of turning Marshfield High into another Columbine. That loser threw himself on the mercy of the court of public opinion, and it worked, dammit.
Instead of 40 years, a bleeding-heart state judge gave Toby 10 months.
Now comes Kiko Pulido, who pleaded out last week to multiple felonies, including providing security for cocaine and heroin dealers who turned out to be undercover FBI agents. Among other sidelines, he bragged of selling the Social Security numbers of drivers he stopped, peddling steroids and dealing in stolen gift cards.
Kiko once asserted on tape that he had made certain his fellow bent cops understood that, If something goes bad and theyre at fault, somebody is going to pay, either with their life or their childrens lives.
Pretty cold, threatening to kill somebodys kids, but Kiko can explain everything. That wasnt him talking, it was the steroids he was hooked on. Kiko was just kidding.
And do you know whose fault it is that he committed all these crimes while on steroids?
Not Kikos, of course. No, he points the finger at the Boston Police Department. By phone from a New Hampshire jail, he told the broadsheet the BPD should have given him more help, and treatment, for his addiction.
Of course, when Kiko tested positive for cocaine in 1999, he claimed he was innocent. Kiko appealed his suspension, with the help of the Boston police union, whose president is Thomas Nee, who happens to be the father of Toby Kerns alleged co-conspirator in the Marshfield High massacre plot. Small world, isnt it?
But back to Kikos drug problems. At first he was angry that the BPD brass accused him of being a druggie. Now hes peeved at the same BPD brass for not getting him help for the addiction he loudly claimed he didnt have.
So lets go over some of the other reasons Kiko thinks he deserves a lenient sentence:
# He has two mortgages on his houses, plural, in Florida and Hyde Park.
# The feds made him pay 40 grand for his own lawyer - not fair!
# He likes to read his Bible and hes got God in his heart.
# He didnt father a child until he was 16.
# He only has six children, by three or four different women.
# At his first wedding, he insisted that the only beverages served were sparkling apple and grape juice.
# Kiko is such a trusting soul that when the informant who ratted him out got married last year, Kiko was not only his best man, but paid for the honeymoon - is there no honor among drug-dealing stool pigeons?
# Hes the son of poor immigrants from Cuba, and when he claimed on tape that his 74-year-old mom could spot a narc a mile away, that was the steroids talking again.
# In 2005, Kiko suffered a stroke brought on by overwork.
Kiko liked to mix work and pleasure, the way he did at the Boom-Boom Room. Featured attractions were drugs and hookers, both of which were available at popular prices.
Kikos not asking for any special treatment from the judge, you understand. Hed settle for what Toby Kerns got, only at Club Fed.
Of course, Kikos sentence will be harsher, but I doubt he gets the max. In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.
The Globe re: Howie’s return. Entercom’s Julie Kahn
jokes about giving Howie a ball and chain...
And speaking for the Western Pennsylvania crowd (me?) I’m glad to NOT have to listen to Hannity every afternoon! (I like the guy, but he just gets on my nerves sometimes!)
Yippee, he’s back...
I was driving out of the tunnel on 93 and heard Todd give the news. Almost drove off the bridge ;)
Tom Taylor’s radio-info.com newsletter
Howie Carrs back in gear today at WRKO, Boston.
The conversation on the Radio-Info.com Boston board is intense, and no doubt it will keep up after he returns at 3pm today returns home to his ex, after trying to escape to a new relationship with Greater Medias WTKK. The WRKO.com site featured a big Im baaaack splash page yesterday afternoon, and manager Julie Kahn praises Howie as a one-of-a-kind talent who now has a contract with WRKO all the way through 2012.
Howie came so close
If only hed waited to talk to Greater Media until his contract with Entercoms WRKO was over. Or - If only hed just waited to reveal his new deal with Greater Media until that contract was up. And if only Entercoms Julie Kahn (in Boston) and David Field (back in Philly) hadnt been so dead-set determined to keep him. There are probably a couple more if onlies that I havent thought of, but that opens up a lot of the ground. Howies side probably thought they were covered, legally, when they felt Entercom had missed a six-months-out window to negotiate back in the Spring. I think thats when they began to get serious with Greater Media about taking over the former Don Imus slot on WTKK (96.9). The Boston Heralds reported that five-year deal couldve been worth as much as $7 million over five years, if Howie hit all his ratings goals. But Howies absolutely essential to WRKO (billing-wise), and Entercom held on to him like a Survivor contestant during an immunity challenge. Entercom was also buoyed by the two rulings of Judge Allan Van Gestel, and the refusal of an appeals court judge to jump in. And frankly, Howies taken a lot of shots at The Powers That Be in Boston, and some of them saw a chance to get in a lick or two.
Greater Media strongly disagrees with Judge Van Gestel but graciously bows out.
CEO Peter Smyth really wanted to win this one, and the affair wont be forgotten on either the Greater Media or Entercom side. Folks in Boston have long, long memories. But GMI says it understands Howies personal decision: 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. Ill bet you that Greater Medias Peter Smyth and market manager Phil Redo are also thinking: If only And attorneys and agents around the country will be parsing the meaning of this case for a long time, since the right-to-match clause is pretty common in contracts. Im guessing that everybody drops the lawsuits (begun by Howie, to seek a clear path to his exit), and its back to work.
So Howie’s back at PM drive-time and Imus is back in the AM. This will kill RKO’s felon-in-morning show.
If only . . . 'RKO weren't run by idiots . . . ;-)
I just hate seein Howie havin to make bricks without any straw.
Gonna be a pretty interesting show today.
from today’s Herald
Welcome back, Carr
Popular talk-show returns to RKO
By Jessica Heslam | Friday, November 16, 2007 | http://www.bostonherald.com
Boston radio host Howie Carr plans to return to his familiar seat behind the WRKO microphone today while rival WTKK will announce that shock jock Don Imus will be back on its airwaves next month - in the morning-drive slot that was set to go to Carr.
Carrs move back to his old afternoon-drive show on WRKO (680) comes four months after he dropped a bombshell and launched a legal battle to jump ship to WTKK (96.9).
Well get along fine, said Carr, who said he prefers to be on afternoons on WRKO but wouldnt elaborate. I worked there for two months after I announced I wasnt going to be there. It is what it is. Ill be fine.
I missed being on the radio, added Carr, who is also a Herald columnist.
WRKO said Carrs contract runs until 2012. Carr wouldnt discuss the details of his contract. When asked if WTKK was out of the picture forever, Carr said, Who knows what the future holds?
Carr has been off the air since September, the start of the crucial fall ratings period, and WRKO lost key listeners without its money-making star.
According to the first phase of the fall ratings released yesterday and obtained by the Herald, WRKOs afternoon-drive show with fill-in Todd Feinburg had a 2.7 share and was in 14th place among 25-to 54-year-olds. Last year at this time, Carr had a 3.9 share and ranked eighth.
Sources say WTKK plans to announce today that Imus new syndicated show will be added to its lineup next month. Less than a year after the nappy-headed hos scandal, Imus landed a radio show on New Yorks WABC-AM, which begins Dec. 3.
Carr had struck a deal in July worth up to $7 million with WTKK, but the courts blocked him from crossing town.
A statement from WTKK said the station is disappointed Carr wont be joining its lineup at this time.
Meanwhile, WRKO parent Entercom Vice President Julie Kahn said she was thrilled to have Carr back.
It’s Howie time—finally! Tune in to WRKO AM 680 or
his other affiliates.