The WEEI morning show has been supplanted atop the ratings books by Toucher and Rich for some time now. With the contracts of John Dennis and Gerry Callahan reported to be expiring soon, there seems to be a bit of desperation creeping in to keep their show relevant, and to attract attention to themselves in an effort to bolster their negotiating positions. I suspect though, that the following incidents are doing them no favors with WEEI management.
Two incidents from this week have made their way into the national spotlight.
Sportswriter Jeff Pearlman, on his blog, recounts a Twitter battle he had with John Dennis which included Dennis saying that the First Lady has “an ass as wide as a double barn door.” Dennis loves to insult people on their weight, which is funny, seeing as how he magically lost 60 lbs in mere weeks after his show was picked up by NESN and he didn’t like people seeing him like this.
Then this morning Kirk Minihane called Erin Andrews a ‘Gutless Bitch’. His colleagues agreed, adding that Andrews is a “bubblehead” and a “bimbo.”
WEEI Host on Erin Andrews: “What a gutless bitch … Drop dead” – The Big Lead.
I’m sure though, if Kirk met Andrews, he’d be just like when he met Jenny Dell after writing and saying things about her.
I’ve always liked Minihane, but he’s turning me off with stuff like this. Maybe this is who he has always been and being on the radio every day is just showing it to all, but his radio act is wearing thin on me.
If Kirk and John and Gerry are just looking for attention, then Mission Accomplished!