Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic’s long-running ESPN Radio show Mike & Mike is getting a change of scenery. But the switch won’t be implemented until the Monday after next year’s Super Bowl.
From today’s announcement:
Being located directly above ABC’s Good Morning America studio will allow for a wider variety of in-studio voices from the world of entertainment and pop culture for Mike & Mike as the shows work together on bookings. GMA contributors will also appear when opportunities arise – for example, Robin Roberts on sports, GMA legal analyst Ryan Smith discussing legal matters or ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee on weather impacting sports.
When appropriate, Golic and Greenberg will appear on GMA. The production teams will work together to create content for both shows as news dictates. The backdrop of the new set will highlight the vibrancy of New York City, which will be shown regularly during bumps.
According to ESPN, the four-hour weekday program gets more than 4.6 million viewers and 4.2 million terrestrial listeners per week. See you soon, Mke and Mike!
Update (June 24):
Per Radio Ink, the move is off. On the ESPN website, the announcement read:
After carefully considering and working through all aspects of a potential move, we have decided that the show will remain in Bristol for now. This opportunity with Mike & Mike remains worthy of strong consideration for continued growth of one of our most successful franchises. As part of our overall strategy, we remain committed to integrating content across Mike & Mike, Good Morning America and the new 7-9 a.m. live SportsCenter, which will debut in February.