Longtime morning radio sports talk host Gerry Callahan said he’s leaving WEEI.
“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,” Callahan said in a tweet Friday.
Callahan — a columnist at the Herald before switching over to radio — had previously co-hosted the show alongside Kirk Minihane, who left the station in November and recently joined Barstool Sports.
Minihane, in response to Callahan’s tweet, said, “This is all on Entercom. They let (wealthy listener and critic of the show) Bob Murchison call the shots. A disgrace. Shameful. I’ve been unfair to Gerry the last few months for sure — misplaced anger.”
A spokeswoman for Entercom, the parent company of WEEI, said in a statement to the Herald that 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.”
Mike “Mut” Mutnansky will transition back to hosting evenings at the station, a position he previously occupied, the company said.
“Found out the news about @GerryCallahan this AM. I loved working with Gerry. His fearlessness. His allergic/honest reaction to boring radio. His honesty. His ability to get the most from co-hosts and guests. His efforts for The Jimmy Fund. All of it,” Mutnansky said in a tweet Friday. “I’m beyond frustrated the show is over.”
Entercom said that “The Greg Hill Morning Show” — which currently airs on sister station WAAF — will replace the “Mut & Callahan” morning show beginning Monday, July 29.
“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 in a statement. “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.”
“Greg is a Boston market veteran with an incredible pedigree and track record of success,” said Mark Hannon, the regional president for EntercomBoston, in a statement. “We are excited to welcome him to mornings at WEEI and to usher the station into the future.”
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