Kirk Minihane details plans for new RADIO.COM show, gives update on health

November 14, 2018 - 8:45 pm

On Wednesday evening, Entercom announced Kirk Minihane will host a new radio show, podcast and column on RADIO.COM.

“I am building something totally from scratch, which I am really, really excited about,” Minihane said on Richard Deitsch’s ‘Sports Media Podcast.’ “I could have walked away. We could have done a buy-out. I could have done something else, but I didn’t want to. I wanted to give this a shot.”

The show will be free and is set to launch in early 2019. Minihane will be searching for a permanent co-host or rotating co-hosts, and it’s unclear what time it will air, but it likely will not be from 6-10 a.m.

Minihane said the hope is for the show to similar to what Kirk & Callahan was like.

“It will be like our show has been,” he said. “Like, if the biggest story of the day is in Boston, we’ll do it. If the biggest story of the day is national, we’ll do it. We’ll find some other dumb stuff. We’ll play dumb sound and make fun of Joe Tess [Joe Tessitore] and we’ll make fun of Max Kellerman and we’ll make fun of the station. We will make fun of the other station and [Mike] Francesa and dumb Trump sound. We’ll dump on SNL. We’ll do what I always do.”

Minihane has been away from the airwaves for a few months due to mental health issues. He detailed what he did during his time away and also said he’s feeling better.

“I was pretty relaxed,” he said. “I took a nice drive, not cross country, but around the country by myself for a few days just to kind of get away from everything and relax. I love to drive. I got on the open road, which was great for a few days. I get up now at a reasonable time in the morning. I am still up before 6 o’clock. I get to have breakfast with my kids, walk my son to the school bus, see my daughter go off to school. I will go for a run, I will read a little bit. I relax, but I miss the day-in and day-out. Now at this point, I am ready to come back.”

Added Minihane: “I see my therapist. I go to meetings. I feel so much better now and I am a few months into medication, which I was not before. Now, I think the medication has kicked in, settled in. I am comfortable with it. I know what works, I know what doesn’t work. I just feel better. I just feel good. That feeling I talked about having in my stomach and my chest is gone right now. That is a good thing.”

Minihane will be on WEEI’s Morning Show from 8-10 a.m. Thursday to discuss everything from Wednesday.

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