Howie related ping (btw Max wasn’t on yesterday due to a personal emergency)
(I have emailed Jason “Hokey” Wolfe at WRKO to express my displeasure, not that it’ll do any good.)
Tom Finnerans whale comment makes waves
By Jessica Heslam | Tuesday, April 20, 2010 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Local Coverage
WRKO honchos are looking into a disparaging remark that morning-drive radio host Tom Finneran hurled at Howie Carrs longtime producer - the same day the Herald columnist was suspended for bad-mouthing the station.
Finneran, co-host Todd Feinburg and producer Bill Cooksey were yakking about nail clippings Friday when the on-air exchange went below the belt, according to audio obtained by the Herald.
The Kowloons crunchy today. Nancy! Nancy! Whats with all the toenails? said Cooksey, referring to Carr and his producer, who goes by the alias Sandy on the air but whose real first name is Nancy.
You mean Sandy his producer? Feinburg asked.
Or whoever. Whatever she calls herself today, Cooksey said.
Click on the jumping whale, said Finneran.
A laughing Cooksey told Finneran his whale comment wasnt right - yet he repeated it when Feinburg asked what his co-host had said. Cookseys been saying that for six months, Finneran shot back.
Julie Kahn, who runs station owner Entercom Boston, told the Herald last night the station is handling it internally.
I dont think its a big deal. I mean, its a big deal if its a problem but were handling it, Kahn said. None of this stuff is acceptable. Well do the right thing as always.
WRKO-AM (680) fired host John DePetro in 2006 for calling gubernatorial candidate Grace Ross a fat lesbian on his show.
Carr declined comment. Finneran did not return messages left at his home last night. Carrs producer could not be reached. Cooksey declined comment.
(look for youtube video)
Hey Entercom, I bet you won’t want me to mention that there are other shows people could listen to instead like Jeff Katz on the new Rush Radio 1200. (And if you want something to hear 3-6 pm while Howie is on suspension, try 1200 for Sean Lobster Gram Ruth’s Chris Three Hours A Day That’s All We Ask You’re A Great American Buy My Books Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled Hannity...
Man, that’s ugly.
I’m not a big fan of Sandy/Nancy, but that was uncalled for.
Thanks Raccoon! Wolfe and his boss Kahn are androids.
But if you ger a reply, I’d like to see it.