By: Katy Bachman
Radio Show To Be Syndicated
(Mediaweek) Award-winning Boston Herald columnist and WRKO-AM radio talk host Howie Carr goes national this week, syndicated through ABC Radio Networks.
It’s the second talk show ABC has syndicated this year, signaling the network’s intent to build up that genre of programming. In July, ABC picked up Internet journalist Matt Drudge.
Known as much for his watercooler topics as his biting commentary on local Boston politics, Carr consistently outperforms WRKO’s 4.7 overall rating, scoring a 6.8 in the summer ratings book and making him the top-ranked afternoon-drive show in Boston. Carr’s caller-intensive and controversial show on Entercom-owned WRKO will be syndicated daily from 3 to 6 p.m. Eastern time. He launches with nine affiliates including WGAN in Portland, Maine, and WATR in Waterbury, Conn.