For the first time since September, Kirk Minihane will return to the airwaves. It’s not his soon to be launched Radio.com show, nor is it his old on-air home of WEEI, instead Minihane’s return will come in the form of Barstool Radio.
Barstool’s Dave Portnoy announced Minihane will be his co-host from 4 – 6pm ET Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week, live from Atlanta. The addition of the former WEEI morning show host to discuss the Patriots attempt to win their sixth Super Bowl title should generate an added buzz with Boston sports fans. At the same time, Barstool is a good platform for Minihane to promote his upcoming daily Radio.com show.
Twice, the Kirk & Callahan co-host stepped away from his WEEI morning show this past summer for mental health reasons, with the final time coming in September. It was announced in November that Minihane would not return to WEEI, instead launching a daily show, podcast and column, exclusive to Entercom’s Radio.com. Since the announcement, Kirk has released four episodes of his Enough About Me podcast on Radio.com. His most recent episode provided an update on the upcoming Radio.com show.
“My show is going to be a lot different than what their show is, it may be better may be worse – it’s going to be 180 degrees different.” “Their show” refers to Mut & Callahan, WEEI’s new morning show which no longer includes Minihane.
On the podcast, Minihane also said there were days recently where he was concerned about the future of his show on Radio.com. Although the daily show doesn’t have a launch date yet, Minihane is confident the project will debut soon.
“I feel much, much, much better now on 50 different levels than I did, say, a week ago, 10 days ago. 10 days ago, I was in a slump, I was thinking ‘This show’s not going to happen, we’re doing nothing,’ but we’ve been really, really proactive and taken some big steps forward, so I’m encouraged about that.”
Barstool showed interest in Minihane when it first looked like the radio host was headed for a divorce from WEEI last fall. “I know a place that would gladly put you on the air and welcome you with open arms. It rhymes with carstool,” Portnoy tweeted to Minihane in October. Minihane’s brash hosting style makes sense for Barstool, but for now their partnership will last just three days.