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Kevin Winter lands update gig on 'D&C'

Posted by Chad Finn, Globe Staff  December 6, 2012 02:31 PM

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Kevin Winter has been chosen as the new update personality on WEEI's "Dennis and Callahan'' morning-drive program, according to industry sources.

He replaces Jon Meterparel, who left at the end of his contract in October to pursue play-by-play opportunities.

Winter begins Monday.

He has been at ESPN Radio since May 2004, where he has served as an anchor and host. The Hofstra graduate has previous experience in Boston, having worked for ESPN 890 and WWZN 1510.

Winter is expected to continue to work for ESPN, which is partnered with WEEI in the Boston market, having taken over the familiar 850 AM signal from the Entercom-owned station in September, with WEEI 93.7 ending its simulcast.

Meterparel had been part of the program since 2000. Several potential candidates either filled in or tried out over the past two months, including current WEEI personalities Pete Sheppard, Mike Adams, and Kirk Minihane, as well as Winter, Jen Royle, Barstool Sports' Jerry Thornton, comedian Graig Murphy, and others.

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