It’s the end of an era at ESPN as Mike Golic’s incredible two-decade run at the sports network appears to be over.
ESPN released a new schedule that will begin Aug. 17, and Golic’s current radio show with Trey Wingo did not make the cut.
Lots of changes announced today, but ESPN Radio won’t be the same without @espngolic, who started w/ the network in October 1998. That’s thousands of mornings, interviews, stories, road shows, friendly wagers – and, yes, donuts. There’s a reason Mike is a Hall of Famer. pic.twitter.com/j2nPCEAlVF
— bill hofheimer (@bhofheimer_espn) July 7, 2020
Golic’s former “Mike & Mike” partner Mike Greenberg will return to anchor ESPN’s mid-morning TV program, “Get Up,” and will also lead a new two-hour radio show that starts at noon Eastern.
“Our new lineup will provide sports fans informative and engaging content throughout the week from hosts who all have radio experience,” Norby Williamson, ESPN’s executive vice president, said in a press release. “They know how to connect with fans and keep them invested in the programming. Our listeners will hear diverse perspectives on key topics from some of the most talented, knowledgeable and contemporary voices in the industry.”
Greenburg and Golic spent nearly 18 years on the popular morning radio show “Mike & Mike.” The duo split up three years ago.
Golic has been on ESPN since 1998 and has racked up an estimated net worth of $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
The New York Post reports that Golic’s contract with ESPN is up at the end of this year.
Following the news of Golic’s departure, many ESPN employees shared their memories of the radio host.
Just hearing about @espngolic Because of him, I had a nat’l radio show on @ESPN. We weren’t super close & only did a few NFL show together but HE is the one who suggested to execs I fill in for Greeny one morning & the rest is history. I will FOREVER be grateful.
— Mike Hill (@ItsMikeHill) July 8, 2020
Back when I worked at Espn Radio my cubicle was next to Mike Golic.
Often after doing early morning radio he would stick around to do NFL shows later in the day. He needed to recharge.
He would lay down on the carpet and use the lesser-used recycling can as a pillow. Respect. pic.twitter.com/Pd9xdUC2re
— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) July 8, 2020
Crying on the plane back from Indiana reading the comments. Know that the Golics loved you right back gang. ❤️ https://t.co/2tIboYOTQG
— christine golic (@NDmom) July 8, 2020
Thank you @espngolic for always treating me with respect from the first time I set foot on the set of Mike and Mike, to the last time we talked on Golic and Wingo. A true pro. 👊🏾
— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) July 8, 2020
Shoutout to @espngolic on a legendary run on ESPN radio brother. I appreciate u welcoming me on your show some 9 yrs ago. Always was a pleasure to be on with you 👊🏿
— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) July 7, 2020
Published at Wed, 08 Jul 2020 12:58:27 +0000