WRKO picks up option on Howie Carr

August 2, 2012

Howie Carr ShowBOSTON, MA – WRKO today announced that it has exercised the option on Howie Carr's contract, keeping the longtime radio host on WRKO for the foreseeable future.  Carr, who anchors weekdays 3pm to 7pm, has been with WRKO since 1994.

"Howie Carr is a Boston radio legend and I'm looking forward to having him continue to anchor afternoon drive. This is a great day for our listeners, affiliates and advertisers, and I'm excited that we've extended our relationship," said Jason Wolfe, Vice President of Programming for Entercom Boston.

"Howie Carr has been a lynchpin for WRKO for years and we are thrilled he will continue to be part of the best talk radio in Boston," added Jeff Brown, Vice President and General Manager/Entercom Boston.  

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Known for developing unique and highly successful locally programmed stations, Entercom is home to some of radio's most distinguished brands and compelling personalities. The company is also the radio broadcast partner of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Kansas City Royals, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Athletics and San Jose Sharks.

Entercom focuses on creating effective integrated marketing solutions for its customers that incorporate the company's audio, digital and experiential assets. Additionally, the company has a long-standing commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship. Entercom stations play a vital, hands-on role in improving their communities, providing over $100 million in annual support for local charitable organizations.

The company's radio stations have received numerous awards, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism as well as the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Award for excellence in radio broadcasting.