Howie Carr

About Howie Carr

Howie Carr is the New York Times best-selling author of The Brothers Bulger and Hitman, in addition to several other Boston organized-crime books and two novels. He is the host of a New England-wide radio talk-show syndicated to more than 20 stations, and is a member of the Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago. He is also a columnist for the Boston Herald, and has won a National Magazine Award for Boston Magazine. He is also a contributor to

Boston organized-crime boss Whitey Bulger was so infuriated by Carr’s groundbreaking reporting that he once put out a murder contract on Carr, a story detailed on 60 Minutes. At his 2013 trial on murder and racketeering charges, Bulger tried to have Carr banned from the courtroom by calling him as a defense witness. Before he was brutally murdered in a gangland hit, the crime czar still said his greatest regret was not murdering Carr when he had the chance. Carr once taught a course at Harvard, where he had to cross a picket line against himself to get to his class.

Howie's Columns

MassGOP Moving On from Political Pyromania

Jim Lyons might have kept his job as chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party, if only he could have done!-->…

Panic is Over, Not the Payouts

The COVID Panic will officially end May 11 – more than three months from now, so that the feds can keep funneling!-->…

Biden Doug-ing His Way into More Gaffes

Dementia Joe Biden can never get a name or a title right. Just ask “President Harris.” Or Nancy Pelosi’s!-->!-->!-->…

Rise and Fall of MassGOP Chairman

Jim Lyons, embattled crackpot chairman of the Massachusetts state Republican committee, was a no-show Wednesday!-->…

The Tale of an Epic Betrayal by Payroll Patriots

Being labelled as “Billy Bulger’s butler” was never a good career move for any local politician – just ask Chester!-->…

Massachusetts Parole Board Sets Clarence Carter, Killer of 5, Free

Meet Clarence Carter, who despite murdering a family of five people, will soon be freed from prison at age 54 – the!-->…

Where To Listen to Howie


Boston, MA

Worcester, MA

WBSM 1420 AM
New Bedford, MA

WXTK 95.1 FM
Hyannis, MA

WPKZ 1280 AM
Fitchburg/ Leominster, MA

Springfield, MA

New Hampshire

WFEA 99.9 FM / 1370 AM
Manchester, NH

WTPL 107.7 FM
Hillsborough, NH

WEMJ 107.3 FM / 1490 AM
Lanconia, NH

WTSN 98.1 FM / 1270 AM
Dover, NH

WNTK 99.7 FM
New London, NH

WUVR 1490 AM/98.9 FM
Lebanon , NH

WKBK 1290 AM
Keene , NH


Portland, ME

WVQM 101.3 FM
Augusta, ME

WVOM 1450 AM
Rockland, ME

WVOM 103.9 FM
Bangor, ME


WPOP 100.9 FM / 1410 AM
Hartford, CT


Burlington, VT