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.
Im off this week anyway, fleeing the Marathon, so its no big deal. Ill be back soon, finishing my time, as always the happy warrior of AM radio, Carr told the Herald in a statement.
Carr hasnt 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 hosts 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 didnt respond to repeated requests for comment yesterday.
Radio analyst Brian Maloney suspects Carr is attempting to head to another station and they know and theyre not happy.
Maloney also said he strongly suspects theres 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 WRKOs lineup. Theres some real bad blood between Carr and Entercom at this point, Maloney said.
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RKO site says Avi Nelson in for the suspended/vacationing Howie Carr today. Max Robins as usual
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”.