|Howie Carr, Curt Schilling|
According to boston.com, Schilling has signed a contract to join the Howie Carr Radio Network, the company launched by its eponymous founder two years ago after he left his job at WRKO 680 AM. Carr, the longtime regional conservative talk firebrand and Boston Herald columnist, now syndicates his self-owned show with 26 radio stations across New England, including WRKO, according to Howie Carr Radio Network operations manager Jared Goodell.
Schilling’s Saturday morning show will be the first new program on the network.
Schilling’s show will air from 9 a.m. to noon and will be streamed online at curtschillingshow.com starting this Saturday. Goodell said the network is in the process of seeking affiliates to broadcast the show over the air. One station, WFEA in Manchester, New Hampshire, has signed on since the show was announced Wednesday morning, said Goodell.
Goodell described the program as a current events show that could feature talk about presidential politics, New England politics, and more.
In recent weeks Schilling has publicly considered a 2018 run for U.S. Senate against Elizabeth Warren, marking the second time he has flirted with a Senate run since retiring from baseball. Goodell said it’s too soon to say whether a Schilling run would lead him to drop the program.
Schilling is no stranger to working in media. Schilling became a baseball analyst at ESPN. However, he lost that job in May after violating company protocols barring employees from posting about politics on social media.