Carr Returns To WRKO; WTKK Set To Welcome Imus
November 16, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
BOSTON radio host HOWIE CARR plans to return to his familiar seat behind the ENTERCOM Talk WRKO microphone TODAY while rival GREATER MEDIA WTKK will announce that DON IMUS will be back on its airwaves next month -- in the morning-drive slot that was set to go to CARR, reports THE BOSTON HERALD. CARR’s move back to his old afternoon-drive show on WRKO (NET NEWS 11/15) comes four months after he dropped a bombshell and launched a legal battle to jump ship to WTKK.
"We’ll get along fine," said CARR, who said he prefers to be on afternoons on WRKO but wouldn’t elaborate. "I worked there for two months after I announced I wasn’t going to be there. It is what it is. I’ll be fine."
WRKO said CARR’s contract runs until 2012. CARR wouldn’t discuss the details of his contract. When asked if WTKK was out of the picture forever, CARR said, "Who knows what the future holds?"
Sources say WTKK plans to announce today that IMUS’ new syndicated show will be added to its lineup next month. Less than a year after the "nappy-headed hos" scandal, IMUS landed a radio show on CITADEL Talk WABC-A/NEW YORK, which begins DECEMBER 3rd.
CARR had struck a deal in JULY worth up to $7 million with WTKK, but the courts blocked him from crossing town.
A statement from WTKK (NET NEWS 11/15), said the station is disappointed CARR won’t be joining its lineup "at this time." Meanwhile, WRKO parent ENTERCOM VP JULIE KAHN said she was "thrilled" to have CARR back.