The new ESPN Radio morning show co-hosted by Mike Golic and Trey Wingo officially has a start date.
According to an ESPN release, Golic & Wingo will debut Nov. 27, 10 days after Mike & Mike, with Golic and Mike Greenberg, ends its nearly 18-year run.
The Golic-Wingo partnership was rumored for months, then reported on May 2 and officially announced by ESPN two weeks later. Golic & Wingo will air from 6-10 a.m. ET every weekday, with Golic’s son Mike Jr. joining the program from 6-7 a.m.
“With Mike & Mike ending later this year, I am looking forward to the opportunity to begin the next chapter of the ESPN morning show with Trey and my son Mike,” the elder Golic said in a statement when the show was announced. “Both men will bring new and interesting voices to our morning conversations and help to create a fresh fun show for our audience. I appreciate the loyalty of those who have started their mornings with us over the years and hope they continue to do so for years to come.”
Greenberg will host a morning television show on ESPN starting on Jan. 1, 2018.
ESPN will give its new morning radio partnership a trial run this week, with Golic and Wingo hosting Mike & Mike together Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, while Greenberg slides over to co-host The Michael Kay Show, alongside Don La Greca, on ESPN New York 98.7. (Only in radio can you have Mike and Trey hosting a show called Mike & Mike, as guys named Greenberg and La Greca host The Michael Kay show.)
The build-up to the inevitable Golic-Wingo show has been a bit of a headache for everyone. Greenberg’s departure from Mike & Mike unfolded over several months, from a report that he might leave to report that he would leave, to a confirmation that he was out, to a report that he and Golic might not last to the scheduled end of their show, to complaints from both hosts about how the whole thing played out.
Though the Greenberg-Golic partnership has been wildly successful for all involved, you have to figure is about ready to get to November and begin the Golic and Wingo era.