Saturday, November 08, 2008


Cain, Carr honored in Chicago

Howie Carr and Jess Cain were honored tonight at the Radio Hall Of Fame
banquet in Chicago.

Howie was introduced by one of Oprah's producers. Howie thanked his listeners, producers ("like Sandy, who's here tonight"), and really gave a lot of credit
to Jerry Williams. He talked of how thrilled he was to get to work
with "the Dean". A montage was played including moments from the Chump Line,
Mayor Menino, and so on. A transcription of the Carr speech can be found

and the segment with him can be found here.

Cain's induction started with a montage featuring "Carl Yastrzemski", "I left my
heart in Billerica", and so on.

Accepting was his wife, Jean Cain.
"Two of my sons, Jess III and Michael, are here to share with me. We wish Jess
could be here tonight and maybe he is in a way...Jess was born with a
talent to amuse
and this became his lifelong calling. During his 39 years in radio he was
intelligent and humorous without being offensive. It is such a thrill to see
him receive this honor. Thank you."

I hope the Hall of Fame will change their policy for that hosts cannot manipulate their audience to generate votes.

How else do you explain Howie and "Dr. Dobson" winning?
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