WRKO has suspended Howie Carr for one week, reportedly without pay costing him an estimated $17,000, because of his repeated attacks and mockery of the station and its management, according to the Boston Globe.
Julie Kahn, vice president and marketing manager for Entercom Boston, which owns the station, said Carr’s behavior toward his employer has become increasingly caustic and intolerable.
“His behavior and his anger at the company is unacceptable because he denigrates the company, the medium, the station, the signal, and he’s a highly, highly, highly paid employee,’’ she said.
Carr tried to get out of his $1 million contract in 2007 to go over the a Boston FM station. In the suit he alleged "indentured servitude." Repeatedly on his show, when there are technical glitches he utters the phrase, "Entercom happens" or says, "Someday, I'll be on a real radio station."
On Friday's show, he merely told callers, "I won't be here next week." He didn't discuss the reason, leaving the nebulous impression that he was heading to his Florida second home for another vacation.
Last month, WRKO dropped the noon-3 p.m. broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show. Carr spent several days raging on air that loss of the high ratings from the Limbaugh lead-in was hurting his listenership.