Thursday, November 13, 2014

Boston Radio: Howie Carr OUT At WRKO

Howie Carr
Talk-show host Howie Carr has left WRKO 680 AM after his contract expired.  The Boston Globe reported—though nobody’s sure where he’s going next.

Carr has been mum about his employment status and future plans, but Entercom’s Greg Kaufman told The Boston Globe that “[Carr’s] last show was last Friday."

Reportedly Carr is launching a new show November 17, but it is not yet clear what station will air Carr’s new show. The Globe article mentions rumors that the host is in talks with WUFC 1510 AM.

According to MassLive, Carr has had issues in recent years with WRKO and his employer, Entercom Communications.

Carr frequently pointed listeners to his program to tune in on a different station like Worcester's WCRN and instructed them to stream the show off his personal site not WRKO's.

One of Carr's favorite phrases when something went wrong at the station was "Entercom happens."

The conservative talk radio format has seen its fortunes decline in the region in recent years. In 2013, WTKK changed formats from talk to classic hip-hop and rhythm and blues leaving WRKO as the only news talk station in the region. WBZ-AM has overnight talk programs hosted by Dan Rea and Bradley J but they are an all-news station during the daytime.

Carr was involved in a car crash last week after Election Day but escaped mostly unscathed.

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