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  • Trump Sweeps Acela Tuesday

    04/27/2016 4:20:27 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    Bos Herald/Howiecarrshow.com ^ | 4/27/16 | Howie Carr
    So much for the evolving Donald Trump the real thing was back on display last evening at Trump Tower. I wanna thank the media, he said. The media has covered me very fairly the last two hours! After last night, you can now refer to Lyin Ted Cruz as Dyin Ted. If AMC made a series about him, it would be called The Walking Ted. The Texas senators motto is TrusTed, but last night Cruz was dominaTed in Pennsylvania, humiliaTed in Rhode Island, toasTed in Connecticut, decimaTed in Delaware and just plain defeaTed in Maryland. Overall, the pride...
  • Report: Deval Patrick on Hillary's Short List For VP

    04/24/2016 5:01:51 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 37 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/24/16 | Lindsay Kalter
    Gov. Deval Patrick is reportedly on the short list of potential running mates for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and Bay State political analysts say he could be the perfect pick because he could help win over the partys progressive wing and shine in head-to-head debates. I think hed be a terrific choice, said Philip Johnston, former chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party. He is viewed as a strong progressive, and I think he has great credibility with both Clinton and (Bernie) Sanders supporters. The New York Times reported yesterday that Clintons advisers are compiling a list of 15 to 25...
  • Trump, Clinton Sweep New York

    04/20/2016 5:36:40 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 101 replies
    howiecarrshow.com ^ | 4/20/16 | Howie Carr
    Rafael Ted Cruz, Jr. had a big problem last night with New York values. His problem was, New York values a chance to actually vote for the candidates. So the Empire State didnt cancel its primary, or pick the delegates in smoke-filled back rooms, the way Ted Cruz prefers to have the fights fixed for him by his Republican-in-name-only (RINO) handlers. Another problem for Cruz: hes the favorite son of Calgary, Alberta. Donald Trump is the favorite son of Queens, New York. They werent counting Donald Trumps votes last night in New York, they were weighing them. And for the...
  • Meet Wonder Squaw!

    04/07/2016 7:01:50 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    howiecarr.com ^ | 4/7/16 | Howie Carr
    Elizabeth Warren as a comic-book hero? Meet Wonder Squaw! Its hard to imagine, but somebody is coming out with a 24-page comic book about her rise from modest means to the Massachusetts Senate. Funny, I thought she was in the U.S. Senate, and as for her modest means yeah, right, and did she ever tell you about those high cheekbones of hers? But lets play along. Look, over by Wall Street I mean Wall Trail. Its a Native American! Its an Okie! Its Wonder Squaw! Yes, its Elizabeth Warren, strange visitor from another planet (Oklahoma) who came to...
  • Abuse allegations at Phillips Exeter prompt investigation (principal: hubby of Dem NH gov)

    04/06/2016 7:47:34 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 10 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/5/16 | Travis Andersen
    A sex-abuse scandal at Phillips Exeter Academy widened on Tuesday, as police said they are investigating multiple allegations of misconduct and abuse involving former faculty members at the prestigious New Hampshire boarding school. The announcement came less than a week after the school publicly disclosed that Rick Schubart who held positions as chair of the history department, director of admissions, dorm adviser, and coach during his nearly 40-year career had been permanently barred from campus after admitting to sexual misconduct in two cases dating back to the 1970s and 1980s. (snip) The scandal has also affected politics in...
  • Keller @ Large: Moulton Comparing Trump To Hitler Is Ignorant

    03/24/2016 5:55:36 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    WBZ ^ | 3/24/16 | Jon Keller
    BOSTON (CBS) North Shore Congressman Seth Moulton seems like a nice guy. Hes young, good-looking, and the product of an admirable record of military service. His victory over Congressman John Tierney in 2014 was a breath of fresh air. But Wednesday night he improperly compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler, and he ought to be called out for it. At a Boston Globe forum, Moulton said people should read the history of how Germany elected Hitlerand just try to understand the analogy [with Trump]. As evidence, he cited a news account from the early 1930s suggesting Hitlers anti-Semitism was...
  • Frankie MacDonald says huge blizzard to hit Massatoosits! Lotsa snow, order pizza!

    03/18/2016 3:18:45 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 42 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/18/16 | Frankie MacDonald
    Lotsa snow comin', order pizza, keep warm. The latest forecast for the mega blizzard coming Monday from Canadian meteorologist Frankie MacDonald. Has to be seen and heard to be believed PANIC!
  • Carr: It's Time for GOP to Pick its Poison

    03/16/2016 8:32:46 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 59 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/16/16 | Howie Carr
    There are only two factions left now in the Republican party. Trump and anti-Trump. Gov. John Kasich is still breathing, but lets face it, his only role is to keep Trump from getting to the magic 1,237 number of delegates on the first ballot in Cleveland in July. The GOP establishment the GOPe officially went out of business last night. Beware the Ides of March indeed. In Miami, yesterday was Goodbye Rubio Tuesday. Little Marco blamed most of the chaos in the Republican party on the political establishment you know, the same fat cats who gave his...
  • Trump, fellow Republicans could crash Charlie Baker's party (MA)

    03/10/2016 4:38:45 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/10/16 | Joe Battenfeld
    The greatest threat to Gov. Charlie Baker’s re-election right now isn’t a Democrat — it’s his own party and soon-to-be-nominee Donald Trump. Baker’s power grab on the GOP state committee and denouncement of Trump have alienated him from many party activists, and more importantly, the 311,000 Massachusetts voters who cast ballots for Trump. That’s a big problem for a GOP governor who got just 115,000 votes in his own primary in 2014 and beat Democrat Martha Coakley by a slim 40,000-vote margin. The bad blood could even leave Baker vulnerable to a Republican primary challenge in 2018, especially if Trump...
  • Whad Ya Know cancelled after 31 years

    03/07/2016 6:02:21 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 18 replies
    Tom Taylor Now ^ | 3/5/16 | Tom Taylor
    Whad ya know cancelled.Tom Taylor:" Michael Feldmans WhadYa Know? weekend quiz show is canceled after 31 years. Feldman tells hometown Madison TV station WISC it wasnt his choice and hed prefer to keep on hosting the two-hour weekly show for public radio. But Wisconsin Public Radio cites the drop-off in the number of affiliates (which at one time numbered more than 300). And theyre giving Feldman plenty of time to say goodbye, with a final live show scheduled for June 25 in Madison. Feldmans act has always been interactive, with audience participation, and its been Midwestern to its core, gently...
  • Howie Carr Show thread Mar-June 2016

    03/05/2016 12:14:11 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    http://www.howiecarrshow.com ^ | 3/5/16 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr list ping
  • Chism sentenced to life in prison with eligibility of parole for teacher's murder

    02/26/2016 12:00:49 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 37 replies
    Salem News ^ | 2/26/16 | Salem News
    SALEM MA— A Salem Superior Court judge has sentenced Philip Chism to life in prison with eligibility of parole after 25 years in the murder of Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer. Chism, however, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for each rape and robbery count. This means Chism, 17, won't be able to seek parole until he is 54 years old. Prosecutors wanted Chism to spend at least 50 years in prison for Ritzer’s rape, robbery and murder before he is eligible to seek parole. His attorneys wanted Salem Superior Court Judge David Lowy to impose a sentence...
  • Larry Elder to fill Salem's vacant evening slot

    02/24/2016 12:55:57 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 39 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | Lance Vita
    Salem Media has named Larry Elder to fill the 6-9pm eastern time slot being vacated by Hugh Hewitt’s move to mornings. Elder currently airs on Salem’s “870 The Answer” KRLA Los Angeles from 9-11pm and his show will move to 6-9pm locally. He is best known for his two decade run on 790 KABC Los Angeles and was previously syndicated by ABC Radio from 2002 through 2007. Elder will debut nationally on Monday, April 4.
  • Cape Cod commissioner apologizes for 'happy' Facebook post on Antonin Scalia’s death

    02/15/2016 7:15:36 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 49 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/15/16 | Antonion Planas
    A Democratic state Senate candidate and Barnstable County commissioner who posted on social media that she felt “happy” about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death has apologized, while the Bay State Republican Party blasted her words as “disgraceful.” Sheila Lyons, running for a Cape and Islands Senate seat, acknowledged yesterday that as news of Scalia’s death broke Saturday night, she wrote on Facebook: “I know it’s disrespectful to feel happy but Justice Scalia orchestrated tremendous power to benefit the powerful who have controlled the message to the American people.” Lyons said yesterday, “When you’re going to make a public statement,...
  • WCNS Latrobe Flips To Talk After Translator Purchase Falls Through

    02/14/2016 6:11:08 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 19 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 2/14/16 | Lance Venta
    LHTC Media is flipping Talk/Oldies 1480 WCNS Latrobe PA to Conservative Talk on Monday. WCNS will continue airing the regionally syndicated Jim Quinn in mornings. Longtime Pittsburgh radio and television anchor Hank Baughman will host a local “Talk Westmoreland” from 10am to 12pm. The rest of the lineup will feature syndicated talkers Dennis Prager from 12-3pm, Michael Savage 3-6pm, Mark Levin 6-9pm, Hugh Hewitt 9pm-12am, Armed American Radio 12-1am, and Red Eye Radio 1-6am. The flip of WCNS comes after LHTC’s purchase of two AM’s and a translator near Youngstown OH fell through due to a defective AM Revitalization Waiver...
  • Thousands potentially boxed out of ballot due to party confusion (Mass.)

    02/11/2016 5:42:51 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/11/16 | Brian Dowling and Matt Stout
    Thousands may have mistakenly registered to vote with the United Independent Party in the Massachusetts presidential primary thinking their choice would let them draw a ballot for their favorite Republican or Democrat — only to learn later it doesn’t, the state’s top election official told the Herald. In Massachusetts, voters not enrolled in a party can choose which primary to vote in. But the United Independent Party is a party like the others, and its members will get a blank UIP ballot unless they formally switched by midnight last night. “My concern is this: I don’t want people who want...
  • Sanders Supporters Call Hillary A Fascist on Progtalk radio

    01/23/2016 5:55:18 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    Tom Taylor Now ^ | Tom Taylor
    Carl Wolfson was the local star of Clear Channel’s well-rated progressive-talk KPOJ (620) in Portland, Oregon before it was flipped to all-sports in 2008, and Carl kept going on local radio at non-com “X-Ray” KXRY/91.1. Now Willamette Week says “the personal attacks of Senator Bernie Sanders’ supporters are causing him to cancel his show.” Wolfson says on Facebook “Okay, I’m done…If progressives that I have spoken for during the past nine years on radio have lowered themselves to label Hillary a ‘fascist’ or the ‘spawn of Satan’ and worse, I have too little faith in politics to continue.” Wolfson doesn’t...
  • Carr:Massachusetts Values

    01/16/2016 8:27:40 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/16/16 | Howie Carr
    New York values — Ted Cruz seems to think he has a pretty good idea of what exactly they are. So does Donald Trump, although his definition is exactly the opposite of Cruz’s, and The Donald has the advantage of having lived in N.Y., N.Y. his entire life. Which brings us to “Massachusetts values.” There’s less debate over those, I dare say. There are certain things — actually, many things — that all can agree indisputably represent “Massachusetts values.” A sign that says “EBT Accepted Here.” Moving a fire hydrant from out in front of your mansion. Potholes. Third bathrooms....
  • Donald Trump’s Mass. Headquarters Spray Painted With Vulgar Graffiti

    01/09/2016 6:08:14 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 59 replies
    CBS 4 Boston ^ | 1/9/16 | CBS 4 Boston
    LITTLETON (CBS) – Donald Trump’s Massachusetts headquarters was vandalized with vulgar graffiti. The front entrance at the Trump state campaign headquarters in Littleton were spray painted with a phallic drawing, a curse word, and “Nazi” written in large letters. Trump’s Massachusetts headquarters is located on King Street. The controversial presidential candidate is currently leading polls in the Republican party. “These types of acts are surprising and certainly not representative of the kind of town that Littleton is and the kind of people who live in this community. People have a right to express their views and disagreements, but the line...
  • Globe, distributor trade blame as delivery woes persist (4-6 month wait?-liberal media death watch)

    01/03/2016 9:02:34 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 17 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/4/16 | Mark Arsenault and Dan Adams
    Boston Globe executives summoned managers of its new distribution partner to a meeting Sunday to discuss widespread delivery failures, but the day ended with finger pointing and no clarity about when all home subscribers could once again count on getting their newspapers. Behind disruptions affecting up to 10 percent of daily subscribers are two basic problems, both sides said. ACI Media Group Inc., which took over home delivery in Greater Boston last Monday, has yet to hire enough drivers to cover every route. And many of ACI’s new delivery routes lack any logical sequence, leaving drivers criss-crossing communities and making...
  • 'Army' of Boston Globe reporters deliver Sunday's newspaper

    01/03/2016 12:26:55 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 34 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 1/2/16 | Brian Stelter
    If you're a subscriber to the Boston Globe, the person who delivers your paper on Sunday may well be the same person who wrote part of it. Fed up after nearly a week of widespread delivery problems, dozens of reporters and editors at the Globe are planning to pitch in with Sunday's deliveries. The staffers will be tossing the papers on doorsteps until dawn Sunday. "I'm a Globe employee. I'm also a reader angry with 0 papers at home this week," NHL beat reporter Fluto Shinzawa tweeted. "I'll be out helping to get you Sunday's Globe. Stay with us." Along...
  • NY man charged with planning New Year's Eve terror attack (convert to Islam)

    12/31/2015 9:35:49 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 64 replies
    WCVB ^ | 12/31/15 | WCVB
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. —Federal authorities say a New York man has been arrested on charges he was planning a New Year's Eve attack at a bar to prove to the Islamic State he was worthy to join it in Syria. Prosecutors announced Thursday that 25-year-old Emanuel Lutchman, of Rochester, has been charged with attempting to provide material support to terrorists. They say he was snared in an FBI sting. A federal complaint says Lutchman is a self-professed convert to Islam who claimed to receive direction from an overseas Islamic State member and planned to carry out an attack at a bar...
  • Even Bubba Can't Rain On The Donald's Parade

    12/29/2015 4:57:42 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 41 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/29/15 | Howie Carr
    Here’s what I saw yesterday with my own eyes — Donald Trump, with his wife, Melania. It was at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. He was getting ready to fly to Nashua for the speech last night, and she was getting ready to go to the beach. I mention this only to set up a question: How often do you see Mr. and Mrs. William Jefferson Clinton together? So now Clinton is going to be the Trump Slayer? He’s going to take down the big bad billionaire? The bumkissers are touting Clinton as the guy all the ladies love, unless of...
  • Year one with Mr. Fix It (Baker "boring but productive")

    12/14/2015 6:29:54 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/14/15 | Meredith Warren
    It seems a majority of Massachusetts voters actually prefer boring to blustery. In a recent poll that gauged support for governors across the United States, Baker earned a 74 percent approval rating from Massachusetts residents, a level of support no other governor could reach. How does Baker make boring so appealing? He seems to have figured out three qualities that are critical for getting things done, even in a state where his own Republican party is still a distinct minority. For one thing, he plays well with others. Unlike his predecessors, Baker goes out of his way to make nice...
  • Carr: Yes, it's safe to say 'Christmas'

    11/27/2015 1:52:19 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/27/15 | Howie Carr
    This just in to the newsroom — Deval Patrick is no longer governor of the commonwealth. We are reminded of these glad tidings by a simple press release that was issued Thanksgiving Eve. It announced that next Tuesday evening, the new governor will be lighting a “Christmas tree” at the State House. No muss, no fuss, no controversy. It’s Christmas, so a Christmas tree is going up on Beacon Hill. Merry Christmas! Granted, it’s a small step on a long road, but after eight years of the PC malaise that marked Deval Patrick’s disastrous tenure, at least a bit of...
  • Ex-officer indicted for fabrications found dead at his home

    11/26/2015 5:07:43 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/26/15 | Bos Herald
    MILLIS, Mass. — A former police officer fired and indicted for fabricating a story about a shootout with a mystery gunman in September and calling in a fake bomb threat to the high school was found dead at his home on Thanksgiving. Bryan Johnson, 24, was pronounced dead early Thursday, the Norfolk district attorney's office said in a statement. Police said they were called to the home around 3:30 a.m. by another resident of the house who found Johnson unresponsive. They said no signs of foul play were found at the scene, and the death was not being investigated as...
  • DA: Polish ‘prostitute’ smashed on booze, Ambien during flight

    11/19/2015 6:43:14 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 45 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/19/15 | Antonio Planas
    A Polish prostitute on her way to ply her trade in Boston was plastered on booze and addled by Ambien when she tried to open an exit door on a trans-Atlantic British Airways flight, prosecutors said. Kamila Dolniak, 32, was unable to make her $500 bail yesterday, her lawyer said, after she was arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court on a charge of interfering with an aircraft operation during the London-to-Boston flight Tuesday. Prosecutor Emily Hamrock said Dolniak first drew attention of a flight attendant while attempting to smoke an e-cigarette. She then walked around the cabin aimlessly, saying she...
  • Howie Carr Show thread Oct 2015-Feb 2016

    10/16/2015 11:36:08 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 8 replies
    howiecarrshow ^ | 10/15/15 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread
  • McDonald's franchisees say all-day breakfast is a disaster

    10/16/2015 6:18:39 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/15/15 | Regina Graham
    Since McDonald's launched an all-day breakfast menu last week, a number of their franchisees are not 'lovin' it' and say it has been a nightmare. Franchisees say that serving breakfast all-day has slowed down service, lowered average bills and sparked utter chaos in the restaurant giant's kitchens. Twenty-nine operators overseeing 226 different locations in the US were surveyed by Mark Kalinowski, an analyst for the Japanese finance company Nomura. He found that since the new menu items were added last Tuesday, many of the franchisees were struggling. 'In small stores, the problems are vast with people falling over each other...
  • Trump 'SNL' Hosting Triggers FCC Time Requirements

    10/14/2015 6:29:41 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 41 replies
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 10/14/15 | John Eggerton
    Stations must provide other candidates airtime on request NBC affiliates may want to get their stop watches out when Donald Trump hosts Saturday Night Live. Per FCC rules, qualified candidate appearances on non-news broadcasts are subject to the "equal opportunities" requirement, which requires TV stations who give airtime to one candidate to offer other qualified candidates for the same office an equivalent amount of airtime on the station. NBC could ask the FCC for a ruling that the show was a bona fide news broadcast or news interview program or documentary, and thus exempt from the requirement, but that would...
  • Patrick Kennedy reveals familys struggles with alcohol in new book

    10/03/2015 5:32:49 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 51 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/3/15 | Christopher Rowland and Matt Viser
    Kennedy, in a book scheduled to be released Monday, provides an intimate picture of a dysfunctional family and some of its well-publicized struggles with alcoholism and mental health issues and what he describes as a blanket of secrecy that papered over their problems...The book, which Kennedy will discuss on CBSs 60 Minutes Sunday night, is bound to rile other members of the famous family. I know how some of them are going to react, Kennedy says in a brief excerpt from the show released by CBS. Theyre angry. He describes a drunken sailing trip in 2000 that turned out...
  • PawSox Officials Say New Stadium Deal Officially Dead

    09/19/2015 8:00:49 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 23 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/19/15 | CBS
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. Officials with the Pawtucket Red Sox say the baseball club will end its pursuit for a proposed stadium on waterfront land in downtown Providence. PawSox Chairman Larry Lucchino said in a statement Saturday that the group tried hard to make the deal work, but Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo determined the land was not suitable for a new ballpark. A spokesman for House speaker Nicholas Mattiello said Friday that negotiations between the state and the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox had stopped. It is disappointing that negotiations have ended at the I-195 property. I thought...
  • Suspect said he killed Bella Bond because she had 'demons in her' (Conceived in Occupy Boston tent)

    09/19/2015 7:18:08 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 32 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/19/15 | ORyan Johnson, Matt Stout, Brian Dowling and Owen Boss
    Two charged in ‘Baby Doe’ death A 35-year-old Dorchester man allegedly killed the cherubic 2 1⁄2-year-old girl who came to be known as “Baby Doe” because he “supposedly thought the child had demons in her,” a tipster in Billerica told police during a phone call Wednesday, breaking open a heartbreaking murder case that touched millions around the world. Police records obtained by the Herald show the big break in the “Baby Doe” investigation came at 12:27 p.m., when an unidentified tipster told police the little girl’s mother, Rachelle Bond, had admitted to the caller’s brother that her boyfriend, Michael P....
  • Former Whataburger employee says refusal of officers was a joke (9 yr emp., im his 50s)

    09/17/2015 6:47:24 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 40 replies
    WFAA ^ | 9/17/15 | Sebastian Robertson
    LEWISVILLE The story of a now-former Whataburger employee denying service to two police officers went viral Wednesday, but that former employee told us there are two sides to every story and the incident was just a misunderstanding. Michael Magovern, who says he was refused service by the employee, is a city marshal in Strawn, Texas. He was back at the Lewisville Whataburger for lunch Wednesday at the request of Whataburger corporate staff, who asked him to come so they could apologize. "No person should make that comment to anybody," Marshal Magovern said. News 8 spoke to the former employee...
  • North Texas Whataburger Refuses to Serve Police Officers

    09/16/2015 7:13:50 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 82 replies
    fox 4 news ^ | fox 4 news
    LEWISVILLE, Texas - Two North Texas police officers say they were turned away from Whataburger. Officers Michael Magovern and Cameron Beckham were working off-duty security at a construction site on Interstate 35 overnight and decided to grab a bite to eat at Whataburger on Main Street in Lewisville. Magovern said before he could even order a man behind the counter looked at him and said, We dont serve police officers.
  • New conservative talk station for Boston WBIX 1260 (vanity):The Buzz

    09/14/2015 3:43:15 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 9 replies
    WBIX ^ | 9-14/15 | raccoonradio
    Boston has yet another conservative talk station (where are the liberal ones other than NPR? Oh right, they don't make money). Salem Media's WBIX 1260 (which had been Mickey Mouse operation Radio Disney) is now on the air (not online though?) with the usual lineup found on Salem's "Answer" stations like their 1250 in Pittsburgh. Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Praeger, Michael Medved, and Hugh Hewitt. Apparently a legal show at night, Daily Defense? And news from Salem's townhall.com It was thought the station would go business news, and maybe biz news will be a part of it (Wall St...
  • Monica Foy's Father Speaks Out about Daughters Tweet in Support of Officers Death

    09/03/2015 7:10:17 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 53 replies
    KTRH ^ | 9/3/15 | Michael Berry, Andrew Foy
    Sam Houston University student Monica Foy has been all over the media lately. The Woodlands resident took to Twitter a few days ago to share her thoughts on the death of Sheriffs Deputy Darren Goforth who she said deserved to be executed and implied he has creepy perv eyes." Her father, Andrew J. Foy, emailed in to the show with this to say: I'm writing you because I'm finally able after being so sick to my stomach I could hardly breathe from the insensitive and stupid remark my daughter tweeted about the fallen officer. Our whole family is distraught and...
  • Millis Police now say officer shooting was 'fabricated'

    09/03/2015 12:55:22 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 27 replies
    WBZ ^ | 9-3-15 | WBZ
    MILLIS (CBS) Police say a Millis officer has been fired after fabricating a story about exchanging gunfire with a suspect.
  • WPOP Hartford Makes Long Awaited Talk Flip (Carr, Levin etc)

    08/17/2015 7:03:36 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 36 replies
    RadioInsight ^ | 8/17/15 | Lance Venta
    WPOP [AM 1410 Hartford CT] made the flip to News/Talk today billed as News Radio 1410 utilizing some programs originating elsewhere in the region and syndication. The new lineup will feature Vinnie Penn from sister 960 WELI New Haven in mornings from 6-10am, the WRKO Boston based Financial Exchange hosted by Barry Armstrong from 10am-12pm, Bloomberg Radio from 12-3pm, Howie Carr from 3-6pm, Mark Levin 6-9pm, and American Now with Meghan McCain from 9pm-12am. The previous Fox Sports Radio programming will remain in overnights and weekends. INSTANT INSIGHT: Bloomberg from 12-3pm? Sure looks like a placeholder for someone else. How...
  • Boston 2024 Olympic Bid Dropped by USOC

    07/27/2015 11:57:18 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 41 replies
    WBZ ^ | 7-27-15 | WBZ
    The U.S. Olympic Committee has dropped Bostons bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, sources tells WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller.
  • Larry Elder makes arrangements to return to L.A. talk radio

    07/17/2015 3:50:38 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 2 replies
    Tom Taylor ^ | 7/17/15 | Tom Taylor
    Larry Elder makes arrangements to return to L.A. radio, though its at night, on Salems conservative talk 870 the Answer KRLA. Larry identifies as a libertarian and was previously heard in afternoons on Cumulus talker KABC/790. His current syndicated show airs noon-2pm Pacific on CRN Digital Talk Radio, and thats the show that will clear on KRLA from 9-11pm, on a delayed basis. Elder also streams live on CRNTalk.com, LarryElder.com and ElderStatement.com. He announced the clearance on KRLA yesterday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. Larry continues to appear on Fox News and CNN. Syndicator CRN notes...
  • George Takei apologizes

    07/03/2015 3:12:51 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 103 replies
    facebook ^ | 7/3/15 | George Takei
    I owe an apology. On the eve of Independence Day, I have a renewed sense of what this country stands for, and how I personally could help achieve it. The promise of equality and freedom is one that all of us have to work for, at all times. I know this as a survivor of the Japanese American internment, which each day drives me only to strive harder to help fulfill that promise for future generations. I recently was asked by a reporter about Justice Clarence Thomass dissent in the marriage equality cases, in which he wrote words that really...
  • Source: Escapee Matt shot, may be dead (It's official, he's pining for the fjords)

    06/26/2015 1:25:15 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 54 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 6/26/15 | Maki Becker
    MALONE Richard Matt has been shot and may be dead near Malone, a source has told The Buffalo News. Tweets from the Plattsburgh Press Republican said that several trooper cars with lights flashing were headed west in Malone of Fayette Road about 4 p.m..
  • WPOP To Bring Another Talker To Hartford

    06/26/2015 12:44:51 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    radioinsight ^ | 6/26/15 | Lance Venta
    iHeartMedia is flipping Sports Fox Sports 1410 WPOP Hartford to News/Talk. iHeart has registered 1410WPOP.com, NewsRadio1410.com, NewsRadio1410WPOP.com, NewsRadioWPOP.com, and WPOP1410.com. The flip will eliminate one of two Sports stations in the iHeart Hartford cluster as the company also owns ESPN 97.9 WUCS. The station will become the third Talk station in the market joining Connoisseurs Talk of Connecticut 610 WDRC and CBSs 1080 WTIC. iHeart will likely duplicate the lineup of sister 960 WELI New Haven, which includes the syndicated Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity who do not have clearances in the Hartford market. The big question could be whether...

    06/23/2015 5:49:10 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/23/15 | Ezra Dulis
    A search of APImages.com for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)93% no longer yields a handful of photos from photojournalist Charlie Neibergall wherein the barrel of a gun on a poster points to the U.S. Senator and presidential candidates head.(snip) UPDATE: AP Vice President and Director of Media Relations Paul Colford confirms that the news organization has decided to prevent future licensing of the photos showing guns pointed at Cruz. Breitbart News asked whether AP had encountered any outside pressure from politicians to remove the photos. Colford replied, this was entirely an in-house decision.
  • Police officer shoots, kills suspect on Storrow Drive (armed w/ knife, Boston)

    06/19/2015 1:31:15 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 22 replies
    WCVB ^ | 6/19/15 | WCVB
    BOSTON A confrontation that began on Boston's famed Esplanade led to a deadly police-involved shooting on the Silber Way Footbridge over Storrow Drive Friday afternoon. The incident that involved both Boston University and Massachusetts State Police ended with officers shooting and killing a suspect. Police were following a man armed with a knife who was making threats, a witness told NewsCenter 5's Janet Wu. The woman said she heard four shots fired by police. Boston University police were investigating the incident on the Esplanade and called State Police to assist. Dr. Elizabeth Thompson, an oncologist on a professional visit to...
  • Salem Acquires Disney Stations In Boston & Dallas (poss new Bos home for Rush?)

    06/05/2015 5:55:27 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 6/5/15 | Lance Venta
    Radio Disney continues its sell-off with the divestment of two more stations to Salem Media. Salems Pennsylvania Media Associates will acquire 1260 WMKI Boston for $500,000, while Inspiration Media of Texas adds 620 KMKI Plano/Dallas for $3 million. WMKI will becomes Salems fourth property in the Boston market joining Christian Preaching 590 The Word WEZE, Spirit of Boston 950 WROL, and Spanish Christian Radio Luz 1150 WWDJ. The acquisition will lead to questions of whether Salem will bring a Conservative Talk Answer to Rush Limbaughs need for a new Boston affiliate. KMKI will be Salems sixth property in the Dallas...
  • Rush Finds New Home In Indianapolis

    06/03/2015 7:02:59 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 6/3/15 | Lance Venta
    When Rush Limbaugh exits Emmis News/Talk 93.1 WIBC Indianapolis on July 3, he will find a new home on iHeartMedia Sports 1260 WNDE/97.5 W248AW Indianapolis. WNDE will retain its Sports programming the remainder of the day including its locally originating afternoon show hosted by Jake Query and Bill Schultz from 3-7pm and Fox Sports Radio programming the remainder of the day. The 97.5 translator is in the process of relocating into the Indianapolis market from Franklin and iHeart indicates it will sign-on by the end of this month. WNDE registered a 0.6 share in the April 2015 Nielsen Audio PPM...
  • Two men plotted to behead a police officer, official says

    06/03/2015 6:27:24 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 18 replies
    Bos Globe ^ | 6/3/15 | By Maria Cramer, Evan Allen, Laura Crimaldi and Lisa Wangsness
    The man fatally shot by anti-terrorism officers in Boston on Tuesday and the suspect arrested Tuesday night in Everett had conspired to kill a police officer, according to two law enforcement officials briefed on the case. We believe the intent was to behead a police officer, one official said Wednesday morning. We knew the plot had to be stopped. They were planning to take action Tuesday. (snip)They had a brief exchange near a bus stop, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation, before Rahim lunged with the knife. The weapon was more than a foot long with a...
  • CBS News: 2 Men In Boston Terror Probe Were Communicating About Attacks In U.S. (Wright 6'11, 511#)

    06/03/2015 5:43:52 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 25 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 6/3/15 | CBS Boston
    A man arrested in connection with a terror investigation in Boston will be in federal court Wednesday. David Wright was taken into custody at his home in Everett Tuesday afternoon, hours after a Boston police officer and an FBI agent shot and killed a man who was under 24-hour surveillance by terrorism investigators in Roslindale. According to CBS News, Wright and the man killed, 26-year-old Usaama Rahim, were communicating about attacks in the U.S. and thats why he was arrested. Investigators are continuing to look for other people both men were communicating with. Wright will face federal charges in U.S....