I think Howie Carr is likely to stay put on WRKO at this point. For all his posturing to move to the FM dial after his contract runs out, he's got to realize that a lot of his male audience will go to Severin if he makes that move.
My only beef with Severin is his obsession with Mitt Romney. But I will attribute that to Severin just being loyal to his good friend. Once Romney is knocked out (as he will be), he'll get on board with Palin/Perry/Bachmann
Liberals hate Severin because of his non-PC ways (Howie Carr has gotten very PC in recent years). Personally, the things he got suspended and then fired for on WTKK were pretty lame. There is no doubt that the station was bound and determined to be rid of him and his high salary.
Starting on 9/11/2001 I started listening to WTKK everyday....until they changed ....Marjorie and Jim in the morning....liberal drivel. The only show worth listening to is Michael Graham who is on opposite Glenn Beck. Needless to say, Beck wins my ears every day! Since this new station “Rush Radio”(1200am here in Boston) started I listen all the time via the internet! Jeff Katz is fabulous and does a great job with local issues as well as national ones. I would have erased WTKK from my pre-sets in the car except their “money” show on the weekends is still good.
Good luck to Jay.
Howie may wind up staying at RKO, true, though who knows, he may try to go for 96.9 if the money’s good. I would think his male audience might follow him there, but you could be right. WTKK probably does OK in money and ratings but could do a lot better. I wonder if they’re waiting for Howie to finish up at RKO.
My moonbat sister, when I posted that Jim and Margery would be gaining an extra hour? “Jim and Margery? I LOVE them!” Then when I posted about 1200 signing Jay: “Looks like he’s
really hit rock bottom.”
Eventually Howie may wind up on FM in Boston if Entercom finds a way to simulcast or move the station to FM, but as conditions are now it’s doubtful. For those who don’t know here’s what Entercom owns in Boston:
WRKO 680 talk
WEEI 850 sports talk, Celts, Sox
(Both stations have problems to the west after sunset)
WMKK 93.7 “Mike” variety hits (no DJs= low cost= high profit)
WKAF 97.7 Simulcasts WAAF
WAAF 107.3 Rock
If you have an HD radio, WMKK has “Funkytown” on their HD2.
WKAF and WAAF have WEEI on their HD2 signals, and WAAF has
WRKO on their HD 3 signal. That may benefit listeners to the west.
I have an HD radio. Not too many other people do.
WAAF and WKAF probably do well with rock, and WMKK does
well with “variety hits”. This is why you haven’t read in the paper “WRKO” (or WEEI) “is moving to FM”. Not yet at least. In many cities, FM stations are switching to talk.
Either AM talk stations are moving there, or they’re simulcasting. So far Entercom hasn’t done this yet.
(Oh, back to HD radio: Talk 1200 is on the HD2 signal
of WXKS-FM 107.9)
Howie hates RKO. He would do an Internet only show rather than stay there.