Report: Carr Filed 3 Complaints Against WRKO
May 20, 2010 at 5:02 AM (PT)
The drama between ENTERCOM Talk WRKO-A/BOSTON afternoon host HOWIE CARR and his employer continues with a report by the BOSTON HERALD's JESSICA HESLAM that CARR has filed three complaints in the last three years against the station with the MASSACHUSETTS Attorney General's office. The HERALD obtained the complaints through a Freedom of Information Act request, and reports that the complaints involve the station not paying CARR raises and bonuses under his contract.
The first complaint came in SEPTEMBER 2007, with CARR saying that a $13,333 quarterly performance bonus for SPRING 2007 had not been paid; ENTERCOM sent a check to the Attorney General's office to be forwarded to CARR and said that it had thought CARR was not entitled to the bonus due to a "premature, and apparently incorrect, report."
A DECEMBER 2008 complaint arose when, CARR alleged, the company failed to pay him his $5,000 annual pay increase as required by NOVEMBER 15th, 2008. The station later said that it sent a check and the case was closed.
The latest complaint was sent over a month ago, prior to his suspension for complaining on-air about the station, and involved another unpaid bonus under his contract.
CARR and WRKO have been at odds since his attempt in 2007 to leave the station to join crosstown GREATER MEDIA Talk WTKK was thwarted by ENTERCOM exercising its right to match the offer.