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NESN Won't Air WEEI's 'Dennis and Callahan' When Contract Expires

From Boston.com comes the news that NESN is doing away with its simulcast of the 'Dennis and Callahan' show when the broadcasting rights contract expires in September.

According to multiple industry sources, NESN informed WEEI and its parent company, Entercom, in recent days that the Dennis and Callahan simulcast will not continue after their contract comes to an end in September.

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Unsurprisingly, NESN won't explicitly come out and say that it's because of the Erin Andrews mess, but come on.

The decision to cancel the simulcast is not specifically related to the controversies surrounding Minihane's controversial comments about Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews, according to industry sources.

NESN was considering going in a different direction — possibly with more localized programming featuring its own on-air talent — even before Minihane caused significant backlash last Wednesday when he referred to Andrews as a "gutless bitch."

He made the comment in reference to her softball interview with Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright during the All-Star Game last Tuesday.

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Regahdless, this is a good thing so we'll forgive NESN for not just saying what everybody knows anyway.

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