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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Mike & Mike Lose a Mike
This has been the longest decision making process I can remember, but ESPN finally has announced the fate of Mike & Mike. From Tom Taylor's NOW column...
ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” morning show to become “Mike & Trey,” confirming recent speculation from Bristol, CT and specifically from Richard Dietsch at SI.com. The second “Mike” – Mike Greenberg – should begin hosting a new morning show for the mother-ship ESPN cable channel show in January, says Dietsch. (He calls it “some kind of mix of ‘Morning Joe’ and ‘Good Morning America’ for sports.”) That leaves Mike Golic to pair with familiar ESPN face and voice Trey Wingo – with Mike Golic Jr. staying on after his own 4am-6am Eastern time show to visit with Trey and his dad during the 6am hour. The new Mike Golic/Trey Wingo show will run 6am-10am Eastern time, and the syndicator says it will “initially be simulcast on ESPN2 before moving to its permanent simulcast home on ESPNU.” ESPN Audio Senior VP Traug Keller calls this “the latest iteration of the sports morning show of record.” “Mike & Mike” will continue into “later this year,” before Trey takes the Greenberg seat.