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By adamg - 12/22/21 - 10:45 am

WRKO morning host Jeff Kuhner isn't on the air this week because he has Covid-19.

Read more.

By adamg - 10/10/17 - 10:56 pm

All Access reports CBS plans to sell or swap the AM news station (and also 98.5 FM) as it merges with Entercom. Entercom, meanwhile, will unload WRKO and WKAF (97.7 FM).

By adamg - 1/26/17 - 4:36 pm

Behold the following Twitter exchange between our resident professional crank and our resident mayor:

H/t VinnieTesla.

By adamg - 5/20/15 - 7:46 am

Mediaite reports.

By adamg - 11/13/14 - 7:47 am

The Globe reports local columnist Howard Louis Carr, Jr. has been granted a leave of absence from his radio show on WRKO.

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By adamg - 5/25/13 - 10:57 pm

Remember when talk-show hosts mostly weren't all angry, spitting screamers? The Orlando Sentinel reports the former WRKO host - and one-time Libertarian presidential candidate - died today in San Francisco. He was 72.

By adamg - 8/6/12 - 4:50 pm

Oh, wait, sorry, no, they're just going to start airing Rush Limbaugh's daily bleats. Also, Michele McPhee will be taking Tom Finneran's old spot in the morning.

By adamg - 11/8/10 - 1:45 pm

The Herald reports that Finneran and his toady Grover Dill are not leaving WRKO - they just felt like having some fun and making people think that for a couple of days.

By adamg - 5/20/10 - 9:16 am

The latest episode in Carr's WRKO saga takes a comedic turn as Our Hero runs to the state Attorney General's office because WRKO didn't give him a bonus - on top of his $12,200 weekly salary. We're sure Coakley will get right on it. After all, she and Howie are best buds:

By adamg - 4/16/10 - 11:27 pm

The loudmouth finally mouthed off once too often to his bosses at the station he's forced to toil at for only $1 million a year (contracts are so distasteful) and the station suspended him for a week, the Globe reports.

By laurence_glavin - 10/19/09 - 3:17 pm

There's one media outlet that isn't so sanguine about the Patriots' performance Sunday: WRKO-AM. They beg to differ:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOTwrS4RpBc

One thing's for certain...Brian Maloney never sleeps.

By adamg - 10/2/09 - 4:47 pm

Bob Nelson reports on the Boston Radio List that he was listening to Carr on WRKO this afternoon and the car dealer came on down and said:

  • He is not the Ernie Boch III, who's calling for a boycott of Carr's advertisers on Blue Mass. Group (and on tried on Red Mass. Group, where the reaction was a bit less friendly).
  • Flack Extraordinaire George Regan suggested he hire a private investigator to find out who III really is
  • Boch thinks it's somebody at the State House
By adamg - 10/2/09 - 7:51 am

For trying to help him get out of his contract with WRKO. He hugs them and musses their hair and gives them a friendly "yer momma."

By adamg - 10/1/09 - 9:51 am

"Ernie Boch III" has been trying to convince Blue Mass. Group readers to boycott advertisers on Howie Carr's radio show (he's even posted a handy list of advertisers and contact info). Must be having some effect: The Herald today fires back with the news that Ernie Boch III is not, in fact, the car dealer (whom the Herald gives space to to complain about the imposter).

By adamg - 12/31/08 - 1:50 pm

Boston Radio Blog reports that WRKO has now played the same exact Jerry Doyle show seven times over the past two weeks.

By adamg - 10/23/08 - 1:55 pm

The Herald reports Reese Hopkins, recently laid off by WRKO, was arrested last night in Malden, where he now lives. The paper quotes Hopkins and his girlfriend as saying the charge is part of a vendetta by a former friend of his daughter.

By adamg - 10/16/08 - 2:35 pm

Reese Hopkins jettisoned for syndicated talker Laura Ingraham, Boston Daily reports. The Herald reports on additional cuts behind the scenes, including two of Tom Finneran's producers, the head of promotions, the head of national sales and a producer for Greg Hill at WAAF.

Save WRKO reports that station owner Entercom is in the middle of some serious cutbacks that include a wage freeze and the end of company contributions to employee 401(k) plans.

By adamg - 6/6/08 - 8:58 am

As Dan Kennedy notes, Howie Carr's column on Jim Marzilli today is your basic called-in faux-outrage piece about a pol in trouble. But read down to the last two sentences - man, Howie loves working at 'RKO.

By adamg - 4/30/08 - 2:05 pm

Dare to complain about how Howie Carr called in a column about how awful the Marathon is? You'll do it on your own site, the Herald tells Tai Irwin, scrubbing its own Web pages clean of the former 'FNX jock's Tai-Rade blog (his blog URL now only brings up "Sorry, no posts matched your criteria").

Free Republic, of all places, has a copy of the offending post, which, OK, takes a dig or two at the Herald ("purchased by over a dozen Bostonians at newsstands"). Scroll down a screen or so.

Via Boston Radio Watch, which posts the e-mail Irwin sent to local media types (scroll down a bit on this page as well).

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