Did Kevin Winter Step Down, Or Was He Fired?

Early this afternoon, Chad Finn reported that Kevin Winter had been called into Jason Wolfe’s office this morning and then fired from his position as morning flash guy for The Dennis and Callahan Show.

Kevin Winter out at WEEI

Around the same time, I had heard the same thing – Winter had been fired.

Shortly after Finn published his post, WEEI released a statement on the matter:

WEEI today announced that effective immediately, Kevin Winter has stepped down from his position on the Dennis and Callahan Morning Show. Winter, who was working exclusively for ESPN Radio before being hired in early December, said “I appreciated the opportunity to join WEEI, but my time commitments at ESPN Radio were just too consuming for me to continue in both roles. I wish John and Gerry and the entire team the best going forward.”

Jason Wolfe, Vice-President of Programming and Operations for Entercom Boston, said, “I respect Kevin’s decision and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

There will be no further comment or follow up as it relates to a replacement at this time.

These are some tumultuous times over at WEEI. Focus groups are being convened, flash guys fired/stepping down, and there are rumors about show changes on a daily basis.

It’s going to be interesting to see how things shake out over these in the coming months.


  1. BostonSteve says

    I thought Winter’s was doing as good as anyone could with those two donkies. D&C seem to think they are the gods of sports analysis. Guys, you’re discussing games, the same games that children play, that in the end mean absolutley nothing.


  2. forrest says

    How convienent that he “resigned” just before D&C headed to Ft. Myers. They probably didn’t buy him a ticket anyway.


  3. JoltinJo says

    D&C are the ones who should be fired!! Talk about getting long in the tooth. WEEI better get their heads out the sand and start hiring new talent with some fresh perspectives. Just listen to Callahan for a while and you want to slit your wrists!!


  4. MintyMint says

    The Bruins are off to their best start in Franchise history. The Celtics just lost Leandro Barbosa for the season and the Red Sox started spring training. Yet this morning John and Gerry are talking endlessly about Joe Paterno and Jerry Sandusky.


  5. Thehey says

    Part of the problem with the hire in the first place is that it seems that D&C have full control over who they would work with and they decided that Kevin Winter wasn’t as good a suck up as Meter was so they didn’t banter with him in the “right way” so out he went.

    When is D&C’s contract up?


  6. Ted Sarandis says

    As much as I hate to defend J. Wolfe, Winter was not good. He tried a little too hard to fit in and it was painful to listen to him try and banter. He rightfully belongs on overnights.


    • Rick Mc says

      He was a good fit with Felger when Felger wasn’t doing the “look at me, how much of an jerk can I be” act.


  7. APNDaveR says

    In today’s world, the resignation story is a face saver for the fired employee. It’s so you can legitimately and accurately leave “fired from job” off your resume. I should know… it’s happened to me twice. And I’ve never been “called into the office” over a resignation, nor have I heard anyone else — that’s only when they want you gone. Resignations are either hostile (“I’m resigning to take half your clients to a competitor”), in which case you’re usually told to stay the hell away, or friendly, when you give advanced notice and transition out.

    tl;dr: He got fired.


    • Bullock says

      Never thought I’d hear the day when someone with all their faculties would actually type those letters in succession — “I wish Meter was still there.”


    • JonFrum says

      WEEI’s problem is that they stick with old names, rather than dumping them and going with new blood. There is always someone somewhere who likes the old guys, but when you stick with them on that basis, they take you down with them. Do people actually tune in EEI to hear Ordway say the same things he’s been saying for the last decades over and over? Joe from Everett might, but most potential listeners have tunes him out long ago.