Fox Sports pulls ads from WEEI’s parent company stations, Minihane suspended one week


After it seemed WEEI radio personality Kirk Minihane would go unpunished for twice making disparaging comments about reporter Erin Andrews, Fox Sports gave them a little nudge in the right direction, reports’s Chad Finn.

Soon after Fox informed Entercom Communications president and DEO David Field that they were pulling all advertisements from the company’s more than 100 nation-wide stations, Entercomm decided to give Minihane a little week-long slap on the wrist.

“Kirk Minihane’s statements regarding Erin Andrews were offensive and deplorable,” Field said. “It is clear by the response from our listeners, advertisers, and employees that Kirk’s efforts to apologize and make this right have been insufficient and ambiguous. We want to make it unequivocally clear that his comments were unacceptable and do not reflect Entercom’s values and standards.”

Fox Sports president Eric Shanks also said no Fox Sports personalities would be permitted to be guests on WEEI.

“The comments made by Mr. Minihane were boorish and sexist,’’ wrote Shanks. “Further, the “apology: made by Mr. Minihane was juvenile and insincere. To make matters worse, the “apology” was posted under a banner (allegedly approved by your Boston VP and Market Manager, Phil Zachary) hailing “The Triumphant Return of Kirk Minihane.”

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