At radio stations, the end of the year means the contracts expire and either DJs stay on or move out. Thus, sometimes it also means that those familiar voices quietly spin off the local dial. In the case of WBCN 104.1FM’s afternoon DJ Nik Carter, the veteran rock jock didn’t get a new contract and was shown the door earlier this week.
Carter, who broke into Boston radio in the early 90’s as a part-tmer at WFNX 101.7FM which led to a fulltime night-time gig, then had a brief stint at now-defunct WDGE-FM/The Edge in the Providence market in 1995, before joining WBCN in August 1996 as a new night-time jock(Howard Stern got bumped up to morning drive from nights(on tape-delay) in April of that year). When WBCN cut veteran afternoon DJ Mark Parenteau in November 1997, the Cambridge native became its new PM drive jock with his own show called “Afternoon Fiasco”.
He briefly became WBCN’s midday voice (August 2001-August 2002) when Opie and Anthony popped back into town for a quick hello via their syndicated afternoon show, but returned to his old slot when their show imploded with on-air stunt that pushed the envelope way too far..
So long Nik. Thx for some good radio.