GERRY CALLAHAN has exited mornings at ENTERCOM Sports WEEI-F/BOSTON after 22 years, and he didn’t go quietly. The former BOSTON HERALD columnist, who was half of the long-running “DENNIS AND CALLAHAN” (with JOHN DENNIS in 1997-2016) and “KIRK AND CALLAHAN” (with KIRK MINIHANE from 2016 through 2018) shows and more recently co-hosted with MIKE MUTNANSKY after MINIHANE’s firing, tweeted after FRIDAY’s show, “Well, that was fun. After 20 years in morning drive, I did my last show on WEEI this morning. Thanks to all who listened. Unfortunately, this ain’t a movie. Sometimes the bad guys win. Much more to come.”
The “bad guys” reference may have been directed at a listener named BOB MURCHISON, who has been battling with WEEI since complaining about CALLAHAN and MINIHANE’s comments on transgender people in 2017. MINIHANE tweeted, “This is all on ENTERCOM. They let BOB MURCHISON call the shots. A disgrace. Shameful. I’ve been unfair to GERRY the last few months for sure — misplaced anger. This is just bullsh-t.”
And WEEI wasted no time in replacing CALLAHAN with sister Active Rock WAAF morning host GREG HILL, who will begin on WEEI, accompanied by co-host DANIELLE MURR, on JULY 29th. MUTNANSKY will return to his former evening slot. At WAAF, sports anchor LYNDON BYERS will remain on board in a “new capacity,” HILL’s producer MIKE HSU will move to afternoons, and mornings will remain open while a national search continues for HILL’s replacement.
“GREG is a BOSTON market veteran with an incredible pedigree and track record of success,” said ENTERCOM BOSTON Regional Pres./Market Manager MARK HANNON. “We are excited to welcome him to mornings at WEEI and to usher the station into the future.” On CALLAHAN’s departure, the station said, “As part of these changes, GERRY CALLAHAN, longtime morning co-host, will depart WEEI after nearly two decades at the station. CALLAHAN has been a dominant force and a big part of WEEI over the years. While it is now time for a new chapter, we thank him for his many contributions and the indelible mark he has made at WEEI, including his tireless work on behalf of DANA-FARBER and the JIMMY FUND. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
“I am thrilled to embark on the next chapter in my career in BOSTON. WEEI is a legendary BOSTON station and one of the country’s first sports stations,” said HILL, who will inherit the weekly TOM BRADY interview on “PATRIOTS MONDAY” during football season and a monthly interview with Gov. CHARLIE BAKER. “I am excited to anchor mornings moving forward. I also want to thank WAAF and all of the listeners and co-workers who have made the last 28 years so amazing. The good news is I will still be talking to them every weekday, just down the dial at 93.7 FM.”
Well, that was fun. After 20 years in morning drive, I did my last show on WEEI this morning. Thanks to all who listened. Unfortunately, this ain’t a movie. Sometimes the bad guys win. Much more to come.
— Gerry Callahan (@GerryCallahan) July 12, 2019
This is all on Entercom. They let Bob Murchison call the shots. A disgrace. Shameful. I’ve been unfair to Gerry the last few months for sure – misplaced anger. This is just bullshit. https://t.co/Tv3xOOJhlr
— Kirk Minihane (@kirkmin) July 12, 2019
Haven’t been on here much today. Anything going on?
— Greg Hill (@GregHillWAAF) July 12, 2019