Kirk Minihane Moves From WEEI To Radio.com Multiplatform Show
Minihane, who has been sidelined from WEEI since August while dealing with depression, will host a live streaming show, podcast, and write a weekly column for Radio.com. The program will be tailored to a national audience. The column and podcast will debut in January 2019 with the daily streaming show with a co-host to be named later will follow in early 2019.
Back at WEEI, former evening host Mike ‘Mut’ Mutnansky, who has been filling-in Minihane’s absence will become the permanent co-host alongside Gerry Callahan.
Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, today announced that leading radio personality Kirk Minihane will launch a new radio show, podcast and column on RADIO.COM, the fastest-growing digital audio app in the United States. For the past five years, Kirk has been co-host of the “Kirk and Callahan” morning show on WEEI, Boston’s #1 sports radio station. The new platform will expand Kirk’s reach to a national audience and explore wide-ranging topics in addition to sports. Kirk’s podcast and column are expected to launch in January 2019 and his new, daily, weekday radio show, which will include a co-host to be named at a later date, is expected to launch in early 2019.
“As an industry leader in compelling, proprietary content, Entercom is making sure RADIO.COM is populated with the very best programming available. Kirk Minihane fits this model perfectly,” said Pat Paxton, President of Programming, Entercom. “His ability to entertain and engage is second to none, and there is no question Kirk will become a highly successful national audio personality. He already conquered Boston. Now on to the rest of the world!”
“I’m extremely excited to return to the air and reach a national audience, with greater autonomy to focus on a variety of topics, and even more digital platforms to connect with my fans,” said Kirk Minihane. “It’s been awesome to be part of WEEI and I know Gerry and Mut will continue to put on a great show. I want to thank the listeners for their patience and loyalty over the past several weeks, and I can’t wait to get started on RADIO.COM.”
The WEEI morning show is being re-envisioned as a more sports-centric show consistent with the station’s brand and position as Boston’s sports leader. For more than 25 years, WEEI has entertained and informed Boston sports fans with engaging, must-listen sports content and analysis in the country’s greatest sports city. Going forward, the morning show will focus predominantly on sports and be led by hosts Gerry Callahan and Mike “Mut” Mutnansky, along with a rotating cast of Boston’s most charismatic and intriguing sports personalities.