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.
Monday - We're breaking down the Patriots' big win over the Lions. Tom Brady joins us in the 6 a.m. hour, and Tim Hasselbeck is on at 8:05.
Tuesday - We'll discuss the Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval signings and we'll continue to talk Patriots as well. Text us at 37937.
Wednesday - Bradford and Meter are in for Gerry and Kirk. We'll discuss all the latest Red Sox news. Give us a call at 617-779-7937.
Thursday - Happy Thanksgiving! Tune in for Butch Stearns' High School Football Thanksgiving Special starting at 9 a.m.
Friday - Butch Stearns and Gordon Edes are in talking Red Sox offseason and Patriots-Packers.
|Kirk Minihane @kirkmin | 10 hours 49 min ago | Same to you, Seth. Not too bad -- 7:30ish pace for a five miler. OK for an old guy.|
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|Gerry Callahan @GerryCallahan | 19 hours 1 min ago | RT @dwarfparatri: Running with @GerryCallahan and @kirkmin at #feasterfive #bethehammer http://t.co/CHD9nTg3nX|
|John Dennis @JohnDennisWEEI | 20 hours 32 min ago | RT @stoolpresidente: I would block highways if I had Verizon fios today.|