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Jon Meterparel leaves ‘Dennis and Callahan’ show

Jon Meterparel, who has handled the “Sports Flash’’ updates on WEEI’s “Dennis and Callahan’’ morning show since 2000, made his departure from the station official on Friday morning.

The Globe reported that his departure was expected earlier on Friday, and he announced it during the morning show. Friday marked his final appearance.

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“My childhood dream of becoming a sports radio personality came true when WEEI hired me 12 years ago,” Meterparel said during the show. “There was no way of knowing then that the “Dennis and Callahan” show would be the ride of a lifetime. Over a dozen years, we covered some of the greatest stories in Boston sports history. And through them all, I’ve counted myself as big a fan as all the loyal listeners we’ve had. But now, it’s time for me to move on from WEEI.

“My goal when I came here was to become an important part of the show and I think I achieved that, but I also want to do more play-by-play. Full-time play-by-play has always been my No. 1 goal and I think it’s time to make it happen. I leave with the greatest thanks and respect for everyone at WEEI and Entercom and I truly appreciate their support though the process.”

Meterparel confirmed that he would continue to do play-by-play for Boston College football and basketball, and said he would share his other plans soon.

No replacement for Meterparel’s position has been announced.

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