Skip to comments.WRKO suspends talk show host Carr
Posted on 04/16/2010 11:39:54 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
Conservative talk radio host Howie Carr of WRKO 680 AM has been suspended for a week, effective Friday, for publicly and repeatedly using his program to bad-mouth the station, a company executive said.
Julie Kahn, vice president and marketing manager for Entercom Boston, which owns the station, said Carrs behavior toward his employer has become increasingly caustic and intolerable.
His behavior and his anger at the company is unacceptable because he denigrates the company, the medium, the station, the signal, and hes a highly, highly, highly paid employee, she said.
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WOW! I had no idea the signal reached that far!
How 'bout them Warriors?? < |:)~
Entercom management style.
Is there more to HC’s suspension? Dan Kennedy writes that maybe Entercom may ditch talk and wonders if Howie would be able to find a job elsewhere and if ao, at his pay
one night here in Beverly I heard WEEI shut off to do maintenance...and KOA came in
yes...btw you first say radio-info but link to radio-locator. Am a regular on radio-info’s boards
I don’t know who is running radio-locator but I told them several times that WXKS is now Rush Radio/talk/ and their site urL. They haven’t changed listing yet.
I wonder how liberals Josh from Vermont or Steve from Montreal feel? Conflicted?
Well, if they set him free, I sure hope Howie will quickly find another station who will take him, and keep his syndication (as I've mentioned before, we listen to Howie via WHYN 560, Springfield, MA).
In the Hartford, CT area we are still mourning the loss of our beloved and excellent conservative radio talk show host Jim Vicevich, whom I think was poised for expansion (syndication). Instead there was some "contract dispute" at the end of March, and now Jim is banished from flamethrower WTIC 1080 AM's airwaves.
The replacement for Jim's once-great show? Some nitwit has-been FM-type "shock jock" (wannabe IMO) babbling on non-stop for 3 hours - it is pure torture. "Sebastian's" show is disgusting and appalling. Never in my life did I think 84-year-old radio giant WTIC 1080 would sink this low.
Jim Vicevich's show lives on now via Blogtalk Radio, but in no way is it the same as before, and not as convenient as snapping on a radio at home or in the car. Now he gets a handful of loyal listeners per day, where before he had thousands (maybe even a million+). I'm becoming an infrequent listener now, where before I heard just about every show. It really sucks...
That's the new 1200 AM station in Boston, right? On the way to Boston on Wednesday morning to attend the Tea Party Express rally with Sarah Palin, we couldn't help but notice the GIANT pic of Rush on a billboard on the Mass Pike (next to the New Balance building with the constantly changing picture) advertising the new "Rush" radio station.
Man, that giant Rush face must tick off the Boston-area libs BIG TIME! LOL
*ping* (in case you didn’t know)
Ever since Col. Hunt revealed he voted for Obama (!!!) and has been endlessly bashing Sarah Palin, I can't bear to listen to him. I'm not a "Palin-bot", but enough already, Col. Hunt!
$16,000 a week actually
Of course Clr Channel is also in billboard biz.
1200 used to be libtalk with a weaker signal but CC didn’t do much to advertise it then. Yup WXKS 1200 is Rush Radio
WXKS' Jeff Katz made an appearance at the Boston Tea Party on Wednesday. He used to do a conservative talk show here in the Hartford, CT area back in the early 1990s on WDRC 1360 AM. I remember he said something controversial on air (I forgot specifically what it was), then we never heard from him again.
I'm just checking out the 1200 WXKS Rush Radio's website... it's fantastic! You must be so pumped to have a great radio station like WXKS in Boston. ;-)
Do you know if a Clear Channel radio station is going to enter the Hartford, CT market? There have been rumors....
What a load of bullsh*t.
WEEI and WRKO and the rest of the Entercom Boston stations suck. This listener is switching to 96.9 and 98.5 fulltime. I’ll catch up on Howie via his columns.
try 1200 too
Jeff Katz, Beck, Rush, Hannity, Lewis, Levin
I listen to the Sox but otherwise...
Who knows; I do know WHYN 560 in nearby Springfield is
owned by Clear Channel and they have a morning show plus
Beck, Rush, and Coast to Coast all from Clear Channel/Premiere plus Howie (from WRKO) and Savage (from
Talk Radio Network). Of course WTIC 1080 also runs Rush
plus Hannity (at night though often pre-empted by Sox) and they are owned by CBS. But I don’t know if CC will enter Hartford (as far as I know they don’t own stations there
or at least not talk or news)