Mike Greenberg Pays Tribute To Mike Golic As His Lengthy Run On ESPN Radio Comes To An End
ESPN announced a number of changes set to be made to its radio lineup earlier this month that are set to take effect in August. One of the most notable changes is ‘Golic & Wingo’ being replaced by a show featuring Keyshawn Johnson, Jay Williams, and Zubin Mehenti meaning Mike Golic’s 22-year-run on ESPN radio will come to an end on Friday.
Mike Greenberg, who of course hosted ‘Mike & Mike’ alongside Golic for almost 20 years, paid tribute to his longtime friend and colleague during an emotional segment on ‘Get Up’ Wednesday morning. In the two-minute video, Greenberg not only explains what Golic meant to him from a professional point of view but how he helped him become a better father as well.
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) July 29, 2020
As for what’s next for both Mikes, Greenberg is set to return to the radio side of things and will host ‘The Mike Greenberg Show’ throughout the week at 2:00 PM. Golic’s future at the network, however, is up in the air. Interestingly enough, Golic’s wife, Christine, has recently claimed that Golic pitched a ‘Mike & Mike’ return to the airwaves, but the network wasn’t interested. Christine also stated that her husband isn’t ready to retire.
‘Mike & Mike’ had a 17 year run from 2000 and 2017 and the two hosts were inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in April of 2016.