Mike Greenberg, who has been co-host of the popular ESPN “Mike & Mike” radio show for almost 20 years, returns to make a new show called “The Mike Greenberg Show” starting August 17. The new show will be broadcast from noon to 2 p.m., the network announced on Tuesday.
Mike Golic, former Greenberg partner, will lose his radio show “Golic & Wingo”. The network did not say what Golic’s new role would be, but tributes to Golic were published on Twitter after the announcement.
“I really appreciated how much @espngolic was still down for shenanigans,” wrote Jemele Hill, a former ESPN host, on Twitter. “A great career on ESPN radio, and I always had a smile and a kind word for me. ”
Despite his return to the radio, Greenberg will not leave his television station. He will continue to host “Get Up”, ESPN’s morning show, which he has hosted since 2018.
Mike Golic Jr., Golic’s son, will host a new show from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with WNBA player and basketball analyst Chiney Ogwumike.
“Reading everyone’s notes and stories here about it was a great part of a very strange day,” Golic Jr. wrote of his father on Twitter. “He deserves it more and more. ”
With sports on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN has developed a television program including classic games, studio shows and movies – the most popular of which was “The Last Dance”.
Like television, ESPN Radio also had to find a way to fill their air time without being able to talk about live sports. However, that will likely change soon with expected returns from major sports leagues like Major League Baseball and the NBA later this month.
ESPN announced new radio shows on Tuesday which will start next month.
Keyshawn, Jay and Zubin, which will replace “Golic and Wingo” from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., will be hosted by former NFL star and NFL commentator Keyshawn Johnson, university basketball analyst Jay Williams and the anchor of the SportsCenter Zubin Mehenti.
Max Kellerman, one of the commentators on “First Take,” will receive his first national radio program with “The Max Kellerman Show” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Despite all the new shows, “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz”, one of the most popular shows on the network, will continue to be an anchor of ESPN radio programming from 10 a.m. to noon.
“Our new programming will provide sports fans with informative and engaging content throughout the week from hosts who all have radio experience,” said Norby Williamson, executive vice president and chief production editor of ‘ESPN, in a press release. “Our listeners will hear diverse perspectives on key topics from some of the most talented, competent and contemporary voices in the industry. “