For quite some time, the sports world has known that ESPN’s Mike & Mike would not go on as currently constructed. The long-running radio show turned television simulcast will be coming to an end after Mike Greenberg made the choice to pursue a morning television avenue on his own, and while the transition hasn’t always been the smoothest in the public eye, it was not a well-kept secret in the slightest.
On Monday, though, ESPN made the official announcement that Mike & Mike will be replaced by Golic & Wingo beginning on Monday, Nov. 27 and the new program will occupy the familiar 6:00 am to 10:00 am ET time slot on ESPN Radio. It should be noted that the initial simulcast will take place on ESPN2 but, in “early January,” the new show will be transitioning to ESPNU, presumably to make room for Greenberg’s new venture.
Long-time ESPN host Trey Wingo will be joining the broadcast alongside Mike Golic and for one hour (6:00 am to 7:00 am ET), the duo will become a trio with the addition of Mike Golic Jr., who currently hosts the 4:00 am to 6:00 am ET show called First & Last. Because of that unusual set-up and the mere fact that Mike & Mike ran for more than 17 years, it will be very interesting to see how the new collection of talent works immediately. Still, there is safety in the presence of Golic and Wingo is a well-respected voice, especially when discussing the network’s biggest property in the NFL.
Change is happening on ESPN Radio and, by extension, ESPN television and it’s now official, even if everyone already knew.