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  • Howie (Carr): Let Me Be Heard... on 'TKK

    10/15/2007 10:02:51 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 4 replies · 138+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/15/07 | Jessica Heslam
    Off the air for nearly a month, Boston talkmeister Howie Carr is set to ask a judge today to reconsider an earlier decision, and clear the way for him to become the new morning drive host at WTKK (96.9 FM). Carr, a Boston Herald columnist, has been embroiled in a legal battle with WRKO (680 AM) since he announced in July that he struck a deal - worth up to $7 million - with the rival station. WRKO executives matched WTKK’s offer, and say that because they did so, the popular radio host is obliged to work for them until...
  • Howie Carr live thread week of Oct 14, 2007

    10/14/2007 11:01:18 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 88 replies · 355+ views ^ | 10/14/07 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr live thread for the week of Oct 14. Including his Sun 10/14 Herald column. The show is still up in the air; meeting is supposedly being held tomorrow. Greater Media wants Howie to do mornings for them but Entercom still feels he is their property, etc. Todd Feinburg has been filling in in the meantime. If I hear anything I'll pass it along.
  • HowieCarr live thread week of Oct. 7, 2007:

    10/07/2007 6:42:49 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 14 replies · 548+ views ^ | 10/7/07 | raccoonrnadio
    Boston Radio Watch revealed that Howie is working on a new website, even though there still isn't a resolution to his radio situation The top of the page shows the "old" WTKK logo and the current WTKK lineup (without Howie) followed by "Everyone's Favorite Howie Carr"--sans Sandy. Well, she is still employed by Entercom. (Entercom feels that also applies to Howie). The rest of the page is his Boston gangster stuff but that's a big problem: the page takes awhile to fully load/scroll, even on broadband. Ever consider doing multiple pages, Howie, with links to them? One loooooooong...
  • Not the Howie Carr Show live thread week of Oct 1-5, 2007

    10/01/2007 6:04:04 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 50 replies · 1,576+ views ^ | 10/1/07 | raccoonradio
    Not the Howie Carr Show live thread for the week of Oct 1. This was supposed to originally be the day Howie was to debut on WTKK. As the Sept 19 deadline got closer there was speculation he'd debut on 96.9 on Sept 20 but a judge's ruling has delayed it. A judge ruled that while a non-compete clause was not valid, a "right to match" was. Now while Entercom claims they have the rights to Howie for the next 5 years, Howie was been sitting it out, refusing to report for work. Listeners have been getting Todd Feinburg. It's...
  • WRKO Legal Moves Silence Carr (Not Howie Carr live thread week of Sep. 24, 2007)

    09/24/2007 5:42:37 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 111 replies · 1,859+ views
    North East Radio Watch ^ | 9/24/07 | Scott Fybush/raccoonradio
    (Scott Fybush): *A MASSACHUSETTS judge barred WRKO (680 Boston) Howie Carr from jumping ship to rival talker WTKK (96.9 Boston) last week, but the decision didn't make the host's future much clearer. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Allan van Gessel ruled Wednesday, just hours before Carr was to have started his WTKK morning shift, that while WRKO owner Entercom couldn't enforce the non-compete clause in Carr's contract, it could enforce a clause that allowed WRKO to match any competing offer for Carr's services. What does "match" mean? There's the seven-million-dollar question as the legal battle keeps plodding along: would merely matching...
  • (Not) Howie Carr live thread, Sept. 20 and 21

    09/20/2007 7:45:05 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 29 replies · 316+ views ^ | 9/20/07 | raccoonradio
    The Howie Carr situation isn't settled and may not be for awhile. As those on the ping list know, the judge issued a mixed ruling--the non-compete clause was not valid under MA law but the "right to match" was. Entercom feels that Howie's contract is continuing for the next 5 years with them, but Howie doesn't want to work there anymore. So Howie is in limbo--he can't join WTKK until either Entercom gives his release (maybe a financial deal could be worked out?) or an appeal overturns the ruling, or who KNOWS what. Howie will have to live off his...
  • Howie Carr Show live thread

    09/19/2007 8:16:21 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 48 replies · 161+ views ^ | 9/19/07 | raccoonradio
    Decision I pointed out in another thread, a decision may be issued today as to whether or not Howie can jump to WTKK-FM tomorrow--or at all. Today is the last day for Howie at WRKO under his contract but it's possible he may stay if a judge issues a restraining order to Entercom. I'm not even sure if Howie will be on today...busy at the courthouse? Or benched by Entercom? It's even possible someone else may start the show and Howie would show up later. We should get word later. If Howie is able to jump, then very late...
  • Decision expected today in ’RKO play to keep Carr

    09/19/2007 7:37:13 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 10 replies · 252+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/19/07 | Jessica Heslam
    WRKO radio host Howie Carr’s future on the airwaves will be determined today by a Suffolk Superior Court judge who will decide whether the popular talk host can jump to rival WTKK without any future legal woes. At the center of the legal battle are the “right-to-match” and non-compete provisions in Carr’s contract with WRKO (680 AM), which Carr’s lawyer says are illegal and unenforceable under Massachusetts law. At a court hearing yesterday, Carr’s attorney, Bret Cohen, argued that a state statute prohibits the enforceability of noncompete agreements and other post-employment restrictions against people in the broadcast industry. But Shepard...
  • Howie Carr live thread 9/18/07

    09/18/2007 8:50:59 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 33 replies · 575+ views ^ | 9/18/07 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr Show live thread. More below about the mystery of exactly where Howie will be come Thursday.
  • Howie Carr live thread 9/17/07: It will be an interesting week

    09/17/2007 6:04:39 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 34 replies · 557+ views ^ | 9/17/07 | raccoonradio
    Yes, I'm putting up the ping list 6 hours before the start of Howie's show but I wanted to get things rolling. It will be an interesting week as far as Howie is concerned. He'll start it on WRKO but could end it on WTKK--or perhaps off the air while things settle down. At least one of his affiliates (Worcester's WCRN 830) has dropped him, not wanting to wait for it all to get settled. As far as some people like Howie are concerned, he will end his show Wed. on WRKO when his contract expires and start on WTKK...
  • Legal battle on rise, Carr readies jump (Howie may start on WTKK Sept 20)

    09/14/2007 7:04:40 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 16 replies · 581+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/14/07 | Jessica Heslam
    With just days left on his WRKO radio talk show contract, Howie Carr is poised to get behind the morning-drive microphone on rival WTKK Thursday as his current station mounts a last-ditch legal effort to block the move. “WRKO has said they plan to file papers to enjoin Howie from moving to WTKK,” said Carr’s lawyer, Bret Cohen of Mintz Levin. Cohen said Carr will fight any injuction effort. A WRKO/Entercom spokesman declined comment. WTKK officials did not return calls. Carr’s contract with WRKO (680 AM) expires Wednesday and he’s scheduled to take over the morning-drive spot on WTKK (96.9...
  • Another sign Howie Carr is leaving WRKO: he's replaced on Worcester affiliate

    09/13/2007 6:48:35 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 37 replies · 861+ views
    WCRN ^ | 9/13/07 | raccoonradio
    Entercom and Greater Media have been mum about Howie Carr leaving (his contract is expected to expire on Sept 19) to go to WTKK. But there is a clue that is could well be happening. Howie's Worcester affiliate, WCRN, now has this on their webpage: "Starting Monday, Join Peter Blute for 4 hours of Live and Local Talk in the morning! The Peter Blute Show from 6-10AM, and Hank Stolz moves to the afternoons 2-6PM. THE SWITCH IS ON!" So Howie has been replaced, on a station that has been quite loyal to him. It looks like the move to...
  • Howie Carr Show live ping

    08/29/2007 11:00:29 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 13 replies · 830+ views ^ | 8/29/07 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr Show live ping
  • Howie Carr live thread 8/28/07

    08/28/2007 10:58:11 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 7 replies · 262+ views ^ | 8/28/07 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr Show live thread
  • Howie Carr live thread 8/27/07

    08/27/2007 9:42:57 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies · 318+ views ^ | 8/27/07 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr Show live thread. Howie is back from his week's vacation today.
  • Howie Carr live thread 8/17/07

    08/17/2007 10:07:45 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 7 replies · 392+ views ^ | 8/17/07 | raccoonradio
    Congressman and presidential candidate Tom Tancredo will join us today now that he placed 4th in the Iowa Straw Poll....go Team Tancredo!
  • Howie Carr live thread 8/15/07

    08/15/2007 9:15:23 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 22 replies · 610+ views ^ | 8/15/07 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr show live thread. Hey Kemosabe; word has it from smoke signals that big pow wow was held between Chief Stingy Wolfe and Chief Fried Clams (and their medicine men) yesterday. Read below for more.
  • (Not) Howie Carr live thread

    08/14/2007 7:40:59 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 26 replies · 491+ views ^ | 8/14/07 | raccoonradio
    Yes, starting a bit early; note Howie is prob. not on air today (not sure who's filling in). He's said the other day he'd be off "Tue." for "jury duty". In his last hour yesterday he said again he'd be off (today) but "it's not for jury duty, it's for something else". I wonder if "jury duty" was a casual way of referring to meeting up with lawyers trying to get all this settled?
  • Howdie do, Howie (And Cary Pahigian Recalled)

    08/08/2007 12:31:44 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 2 replies · 688+ views
    Cape Cod Today ^ | 08/07/07 | Peter Kenney
    When I first met Howie Carr he was a shy newspaper columnist from Boston. How times have changed. Now Carr is the franchise player for team WRKO, a Boston talk radio station owned by Entercom Communications. He has also written a New York Times best seller, The Brothers Bulger. As host of WRKO's afternoon talk program from 3:00 to 7:00 Monday through Friday Carr is the station's biggest ratings and money draw. This is something usually achieved by the morning drive host. For years WRKO has not been able to muster the talent necessary either to top Howie's afternoon success...
  • Howie Carr live thread 7/20/07

    07/20/2007 9:26:31 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies · 251+ views ^ | 7/20/07 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr live thread