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Re: Gripes about Howie Carr/WRKO

I'm reminded of when Jerry Williams faked an interview with Mayor White.
 The mayor took affense...and so did some listeners.  When push came to
shove, and WRKO had to act, they fired some underling producer.  Not the
host, not the PD not the GM.  

If they get some heat from Howies Mathew Eappan joke...or The quip about
the death of the guys in the SUV (or many others!), I have a feeling
that he (and the others really responsible for these decisions) will go


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> Date: Friday, 05-Jun-98 01:25 AM
> From: Thomas, Mike             \ America Online: (FMRADIO1)
> To:   boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org \ Internet:   
> (boston-radio-interest@bostonradi)
> To:   michaelt@emtel.com       \ Internet:    (michaelt@emtel.com)
> Subject: Re: Gripes about Howie Carr/WRKO
> In a message dated 98-06-04 14:04:45 EDT, michaelt@emtel.com writes:
> << I had one of those "did- I -actually- hear- what- I- just-thought-
>  heard-on- broadcast -radio" moments.  Yes, they were using the name
>  image of a dead baby boy to entertain a radio audience.  I can't
>  of many things that are more just-plain-wrong.  A truly cruel and
>  heartless thing to say. 
>  The kneejerk reaction was to reach for the cell phone and scream,
>  I immediately thought better of.  After all, the host (and sidekicks)
>  are the ones with the 50KW xmitter.  >>
> You don't have to reach for the cell phone and scream.  People have
> been calling Howie's show complaining about how WRKO has deteriorated.
> Ratings and revenue are down.  I'm willing to bet that there will be
> major changes over at 680 once new ownership comes in.  We'll just
have to
> wait this one out.
> Mike Thomas, WXLO & Premiere Radio Networks

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