Nassau Deal Sours Talk Of Dennis, Callahan Moving To WCRB
August 16, 2007 at 6:31 PM (PT)
The NASSAU-ENTERCOM deal to put ENTERCOM Sports WEEI-A/BOSTON on 11 NASSAU stations and keep NASSAU's WCRB Classical effectively ends talk from earlier THURSDAY that WEEI morning hosts JOHN DENNIS and GERRY CALLAHAN might move to WCRB with that station flipping to Sports. The BOSTON GLOBE reported early THURSDAY that DENNIS and CALLAHAN had been talking to NASSAU. DENNIS and CALLAHAN were abruptly put on hiatus last week by WEEI over their contract dispute as DENNIS returned from vacation and CALLAHAN from throat surgery.
ENTERCOM/BOSTON VP/NEW ENGLAND Market Manager JULIE KAHN said that the NASSAU deal was unrelated to the DENNIS and CALLAHAN talks, saying of the hosts, ‘‘We’re hopeful that we can continue negotiations with them. We are currently still supportive of continuing the relationship.’’