A second unplanned absence from WEEI this year left many people wondering what was going on with morning host John Dennis. Some listeners wondered about his health, others speculated there was a suspension going on. Things were cleared up last night when the Herald's Steve Buckley broke the news that Dennis was entering rehab for … Continue reading John Dennis In Rehab
Entercom and WEEI suspended morning co-host Kirk Minihane for a week, but only after pressure from FOX, which informed Entercom that it was pulling all sports and entertainment advertising off of the company's airwaves. That includes ALL stations, not just WEEI. FOX talent will also not be appearing on any WEEI program. It was only after that … Continue reading Kirk Minihane Suspended For One Week Over Andrews Comments
Make no mistake. John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and Kirk Minihane are absolutely loving every bit of attention they are getting from Minihane's Erin Andrews comments. Their bosses are as well. Either that, or management is afraid to take action against their highest-rated show. They keep adding on to it so that they can keep themselves … Continue reading NESN Dump of D&C has nothing NOTHING to do w recent events. TRULY.
Kirk Minihane made his triumphant return from vacation to the WEEI airwaves this morning, and while he acknowledged his apology to Erin Andrews, he and his co-hosts also struck back at "panderers" and others who had been critical of them. He vowed not to change his style. He also offered this further thought on Andrews. … Continue reading Embattled Kirk Minihane Vows Not To Change
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 … Continue reading Dennis and Callahan and Minihane Taking Hate To New Levels
The summer ratings are out, and once again, 98.5 defeated WEEI pretty soundly. The morning show battle is interesting. Toucher and Rich (10.8) again came out on top, but Dennis and Callahan got a nice bump finishing second with a 7.2. (Let's get this out of the way - when I listen in the mornings, … Continue reading “Most Listened To” vs “Highest Rated”
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 … Continue reading Did Kevin Winter Step Down, Or Was He Fired?
Disclaimer: I fully realize the difficulties of contracts and moving people around, especially in this economy for bottom-line companies. I realize the actions below are highly unlikely to happen. But if talk show hosts can proclaim that it's time to get player X out of town, why can't we have the same exercise with media … Continue reading It’s Time For WEEI to Say Goodbye To Dennis and Callahan
Station Shows Mind-blowing Lack of Self-Awareness The incident over the weekend in which an ESPN.com editor was fired for using the headline "Chink in the Armor" on a story about the New York Knicks and sensation Jeremy Lin losing their first game since Lin became a starter has been a hot topic everywhere this week. … Continue reading WEEI Has Zero Credibility on Jeremy Lin/ESPN Issue
You likely remember the threatening voicemail John Dennis left for Ryen Russillo back in 2005. It still gets referenced on WEEI from time-to-time, and people bring it up to Dennis occasionally on Twitter. It seemed to been put on the back burner after Russillo gained a national name for himself working alongside Scott Van Pelt … Continue reading Ryen Russillo, John Dennis Light Up Super Bowl Weekend With Another War of Words