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 is also a weekly columnist for WEEI.com.
Monday - We'll discuss Pedro's Hall of Fame induction, Red Sox-Tigers and trade news and rumors.
Tuesday - Boston 2024 is dead. Mayor Marty Walsh joins us at 9:05 to talk about it. Give the show a call at 617-779-7937.
Wednesday - The NFL upheld Tom Brady's four-game suspension. We'll talk about it all morning. Text us at 37937.
Thursday - We'll discuss Robert Kraft's comments yesterday and more. Adam Schefter joins us at 8:05.
Friday - Chris Mortensen will join us at 7:45 to explain his inaccurate Deflategate report.
|John Dennis @JohnDennisWEEI | 1 min ago | Tomoro A.M. at 7:45 @mortreport will join @DandCShow 2address 4the 1st time his report that launched DEFLATEGATE. http://t.co/L2orEB4P7d”|
|Gerry Callahan @GerryCallahan | 13 min 12 sec ago | RT @DandCShow: We are just 12 hours away from Mortensen joining us. http://t.co/Q6RzRj45sf|
|Gerry Callahan @GerryCallahan | 14 min 29 sec ago | RT @BenVolin: Chris Mortensen is scheduled to appear on WEEI tomorrow at 7:45 am to discuss his January #DeflateGate story. Should be inter…|
|Gerry Callahan @GerryCallahan | 16 min 9 sec ago | RT @FoxNews: .@EricShawnonFox: Rutgers University professor says the U.S. is worse than ISIS. #OReillyFactor http://t.co/brljon6d66|