No changes to WRKO’s afternoon drive for at least next 3 years. IHEARTMEDIA BOSTON ANNOUNCES LONG-TERM AGREEMENT WITH THE HOWIE CARR SHOW ON WRKO Boston, MA – March 27, 2018 – iHeartMedia Boston announced today a new long-term agreement with the Howie Carr Show on WRKO – AM 680, effective immediately. Howie Carr has been on the air at WRKO for more than 20 years and is a legendary broadcaster, American journalist, author, and conservative talk show host with strong, passionate New England fans. The Howie Carr show broadcasts from 3 – 7 p.m. on weekdays. “iHeart is the gold standard of talk radio in America,” said Howie Carr. “I am so happy to be associated with the best company in the industry.” “We are so glad to have Howie with our iHeart family here in Boston,” said Alan Chartrand, President iHeartMedia Boston Region. “Howie is a staple in this market and we are excited to have his brand be a part of the iHeartMedia Boston team.” “Howie Carr is a trusted friend to Boston listeners,” said Dylan Sprague, Senior Vice President of Programing for iHeartMedia’s Boston Region. “We’re thrilled he will continue on WRKO for many more years to come.” iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Boston market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with more than 1.7 billion app downloads and 110 million registered users.
Quote Sounds like a smart move. RKO has a pretty nice deal with Howie. Wonder about the rest of the lineup. Will be interesting to follow moves in the coming weeks.