Howie Carr’s WTKK Drive-By

Boston Herald columnist/WRKO squawker Howie Carr is experiencing an extreme bout of Howenfreude over the demise of FM talk station WTKK. (Full disclosure: The hardreading staff did a weekly segment on the Jim & Margery show.)

Today’s triumphant nyah-nyah from Carr:

PL6Q0092.JPGTalk radio’s not dead, just moonbats’ radio

WTKK wouldn’t be turning off the lights next week if I could have just gotten over there back in 2007. No brag, just fact. And by the way, I’m still damn sorry I didn’t make good my escape from the AM band.

But here in Massachusetts, in the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls. And you wonder why I dismember so many state judges. Payback is a bitch, you hacks.

Still, WTKK’s failure is not the end of talk radio in Boston. Nature abhors a vacuum, and having no talk station on FM is a gaping hole. Less than 20 percent of the radio audience ever listens to AM radio — and it’s a mighty old audience, too. They don’t call it “Ancient Modulation” for nothing.

In his gleeful victory dance, however, Carr gets his feet all tangled up . . .

Read the rest at It’s Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town.

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2 Responses to Howie Carr’s WTKK Drive-By

  1. Dan Kennedy says:

    I actually agree with Howie. “Eagan and Braude” was as different from NPR as you can get, but it probably appealed to the same audience.

  2. Laurence Glavin says:

    Once they tweaked the show to intrude more often with trafic, weather, headlines and of course commercials (underwriting messages on NPR stations like WBUR and WGBH-FM are commercials too but less objectionable for ther most part), the E&B show became unlistenable. If I’m listening to the radio while they’re on, I go to either Boston NPR outlet or NH’s WEVO-FM 89.1 (I live north of Boston).

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