The Dennis & Callahan Show, featuring John Dennis & Gerry Callahan, went on-air starting on October 6, 1997 from 10 a.m. to noon. The talented duo took the day part, which was ranked eleventh at the time with men ages 25-54, to second in their first ratings book. The show moved to morning drive (6 a.m. - 10 a.m.) on September 7th, 1999. WEEI.com columnist Kirk Minihane joined the show in 2013 as the 'third man in.'
John graduated magna cum laude from Kent State University in 1974 after earning a degree in telecommunications and journalism. As a finalist that year in ABC’s nationwide search for a college-aged sideline announcer for NCAA football, Dennis became the youngest sports director in the history of NBC affiliates at WDAF in Kansas City at age 22. He spent three years in KC before the bright lights of Boston called. During his three decades at Channel 7 (1977-1997), Dennis wore a variety of name tags including weekend sports anchor, feature reporter and sports director. In his 21 years at WNAC/WHDH, John worked for 3 different ownership groups and 17 different news directors. He won eight Emmy Awards for broadcast excellence. Dennis has covered a wide variety of events spanning the globe, including the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer Norway, Americas Cup Yacht Racing in Newport, World Series, Stanley Cup finals, NBA championships, U.S. Open Golf, and all of Marvelous Marvin Hagler’s middleweight title fights. In October of 1997, John resigned from Channel 7 to co-host “The Dennis & Callahan Show” with Gerry Callahan on WEEI.
Gerry Callahan was named co-host of the Dennis & Callahan show back in October of 1997. Callahan, a Boston native began his career at the Lowell Sun in 1983. After over six years of service at the Lowell Sun, Callahan went to the Boston Herald for another five years before accepting a Senior Writer position at Sports Illustrated. Gerry is now back at the Herald as a contributing columnist.
Kirk Minihane is the “third man in” on the Dennis & Callahan Morning Show. He joined John and Gerry in February of 2013. Minihane joined WEEI as a weekend host and fill-in for various programs in 2009. He has also been a beat writer for WEEI.com.
Monday - We'll break down the Pats' wild comeback and the injury to Gronk. Tom Brady and Adam Schefter join the show.
Tuesday - We'll continue to discuss the loss of Gronk and Shawn Thornton's impending suspension. Text us at 37937.
Wednesday - We'll discuss the Celts' meeting with the Nets, as well as Doc Rivers' return to Boston tonight. BC's Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams joins us at 9:15.
Thursday - We'll check in on all four teams. Give us a call at 617-779-7937.
Friday - We're commemorating Stitch's last day before he heads back to Buffalo. We'll also have Answer the Question Kirk at 7:45 a.m.