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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Howie related ping (btw Max wasn’t on yesterday due to a personal emergency)

http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1248550

(I have emailed Jason “Hokey” Wolfe at WRKO to express my displeasure, not that it’ll do any good.)

Tom Finneran’s 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 Carr’s 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 Kowloon’s crunchy today. Nancy! Nancy! What’s 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 wasn’t “right” - yet he repeated it when Feinburg asked what his co-host had said. “Cooksey’s 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 don’t think it’s a big deal. I mean, it’s a big deal if it’s a problem but we’re handling it,” Kahn said. “None of this stuff is acceptable. We’ll 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. Carr’s producer could not be reached. Cooksey declined comment.


If you can stand Finneran’s guffawing for 2 minutes, here are the comments

http://www.savewrko.com/2010/04/19/wrkos-implosion-has-only-just-begun/
(look for youtube video)


35 posted on 04/20/2010 7:14:29 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

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...


36 posted on 04/20/2010 7:23:02 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Man, that’s ugly.

I’m not a big fan of Sandy/Nancy, but that was uncalled for.


38 posted on 04/20/2010 8:14:45 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:(~)
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To: raccoonradio; nutmeg

Thanks Raccoon! Wolfe and his boss Kahn are androids.

But if you ger a reply, I’d like to see it.


41 posted on 04/20/2010 11:42:49 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Paul Ryan/Greg Abbott in 2012.)
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