Kirk Minihane Says He's Taking a Year Off From WEEI's No. 1 Ranked Morning Show. But Is He Serious?

Kirk Minihane, controversial co-host of WEEI's No. 1-ranked "Kirk & Callahan" show, said Thursday morning that he's planning to take a year off from sports radio.

But is he serious?

Minihane is known for his sarcasm and dry humor, so it wouldn't be a shock if this were all just radio shtick. But he certainly sounded serious, insisting that he's "tired of being treated like a child" by management and others.

"I've been through a lot," he said on his show Thursday. "I'm a little worn down. I just want to take some time."

Minihane said it's not about money, as he's been well paid. And he said he's not going anywhere else.

He didn't say when his 1-year break would begin, but said it would likely be in a matter of weeks, not months.

The "Kirk & Callahan" show finished first in Boston among morning drive radio shows in this fall's Nielsen ratings. It was the top ranked morning show over the summer as well.

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