Legendary Sports Talk Program Mike & Mike Says Goodbye

By A.J. Katz Comment

The popular sports talk morning show Mike and Mike came to an end today. After a nearly 18-year, 4,000-show run on ESPN Radio (the program was simulcast on ESPN2), Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic will be going their separate ways once their show concludes.

Greenberg will host a new morning show on ESPN, Get Up, that will reportedly be in the same vein as the broadcast and cable morning news programs (with a sports slant, of course). Sports newsers Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose will join the 7 – 10 a.m. ET broadcast when it launches in the spring. Get Up will originate from New York and air on ESPN.

Golic, on the other hand, will continue doing the morning radio talk show, and will have a new co-host, longtime ESPN NFL Live host Trey Wingo.

The network announced in a statement this morning that the new program will be named Golic & Wingo, and will debut Monday, November 27.

The program will air from 5 a.m. – 9 a.m. on ESPN 99.1 and will initially be simulcast on ESPN2 before moving in January 2018 to its simulcast home on ESPNU.

On his new show with Wingo, Golic told Cleveland.com,

This isn’t rocket science. We’re not going to reinvent the wheel. We’re going to do sports radio and entertainment. The one thing that will be different is when we started on TV in 2004, we were a radio show on TV. There were more radio elements, sound bytes, we’d do bits and funny morning show things. Then, over the last few years, it’s been a conscious effort by ESPN to make it more of a TV show that was also on radio. We lost some of the radio feel, so we’re going back to being radio on TV. I’m very excited about it. We’re going to have fun.

Greenberg & Golic, who first teamed up in January 2000, were inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2016.

According to Syracuse.com, in their 17+ years together, the duo have welcomed more than 10,000 guests, including every major sports commissioner during their active status; raveled for more than 175 remote broadcasts across the country; made 11 appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, and won a Sports Emmy.

Here’s their goodbye:

Sports TV newsers paid their respects to the program via social media:

Here’s a fun tribute video featured some of the most popular figures in sports, culture and even politics!

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