>>But a source with knowledge of the situation said the contretemps with Carr, which dates back to a bitter contract dispute in 2007, has escalated markedly in recent weeks and included verbal attacks on station managers. Carrs contract with the station, the source said, pays him in the neighborhood of $1 million a year, meaning the suspension could cost him between $16,000 and $17,000.
>>Carr, who is also a columnist for the Boston Herald, could not be reached for comment.
A woman who answered the phone at his Wellesley home said the radio host was in bed and could not come to the phone.
Its April break next week, so hell be off the air, she said. Theres no comment.
>>I think Howie is very upset about the way the station let Rush Limbaugh go and how theres not much left on the air, said Donna Halper, a radio consultant and media historian. Howie is just unhappy about the fact that the station is not what it was when he got there.
Ain't that the truth? Gone are the days when I had to decide who I was going to listen to carefully, because there was so MUCH to hear. Savage is awful, and the rest of the station are just placeholders.