ESPN Radio Tees Up ‘Mike and Mike’ Replacement ‘Golic and Wingo’
ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” will wrap up its 18-year run on Nov. 17 and “Golic & Wingo” will kick off on Nov. 27, ESPN announced on Monday.
The new show hosted by Mike Golic and Trey Wingo, is essentially the replacement for “Mike & Mike,” as Mike Greenberg is leaving his longtime partner for a new morning TV program on the network that kicks off in 2018.
“Golic & Wingo” doesn’t officially start for a few months, but listeners will be able to get a preview of the new duo this week when Wingo fills in for Greenberg, who is being pulled off “Mike & Mike” to guest host “The Michael Kay Show” during the afternoon drive.
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Golic joined ESPN in 1995 as an NFL studio analyst after a nine-year career in the NFL as a defensive tackle. His son, Mike Golic, Jr., will follow in his footsteps and appear on “Golic & Wingo” on a regular basis.
“Golic & Wingo” will initially be simulcast on ESPN2 before moving in early January to its simulcast home on ESPNU. The audio version will also be available via ESPNRadio.com, the ESPN app, SiriusXM Channel 80, Apple Music, Slacker Radio and TuneIn. A daily podcast will also post on ESPNRadio.com and will be accessible through the ESPN app.
Back in May, Golic’s other son, Jake, expressed frustration on Twitter when he bashed ESPN in a series of messages. He mocked network executives for waiting so long to announce the breakup of Golic and Greenberg, writing, “Am I allowed to tweet that you guys are idiots now, or do I need to wait a year to announce that?”
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Source: The Wrap