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Herald finally wrote about it.

Carr: Suspension ‘no big deal’
By Jessica Heslam | Sunday, April 18, 2010 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Media & Marketing

Suspended WRKO host and Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr said yesterday his weeklong, unpaid suspension from the radio station is nothing to get all lathered up about.

“I’m off this week anyway, fleeing the Marathon, so it’s no big deal. I’ll be back soon, finishing my time, as always the happy warrior of AM radio,” Carr told the Herald in a statement.

Carr hasn’t hidden his contempt for the Entercom-owned station since he unsuccessfully tried to jump ship to rival WTKK-FM (96.9) three years ago. On Friday, the big-money host’s fed-up WRKO-AM (680) bosses told him he was being suspended for a week without pay, the Herald confirmed.

Julie Kahn, vice president and market manager of Entercom Boston, and WRKO program director Jason Wolfe didn’t respond to repeated requests for comment yesterday.

Radio analyst Brian Maloney suspects Carr is “attempting to head to another station and they know and they’re not happy.”

Maloney also said he strongly suspects there’s some effort being made to sign Carr at new conservative talk station WXKS-AM (1200), which recently swiped Rush Limbaugh - who preceded Carr on the air weekday afternoons - from WRKO’s lineup. “There’s some real bad blood between Carr and Entercom at this point,” Maloney said.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/business/media/view.bg?articleid=1248040


30 posted on 04/17/2010 11:03:12 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

RKO site says Avi Nelson in for the suspended/vacationing Howie Carr today. Max Robins as usual


31 posted on 04/19/2010 5:48:58 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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I’m going to miss the “Prisoner of Entercom” this week. I was really hoping he’d get one of his minions to corner Mayor Menino with a microphone and ask him what he thought about that Icelandic volcano, just to see what happens when Mumbles tries to pronounce “Eyjafjallajökull”.


33 posted on 04/19/2010 12:15:34 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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