Golic and Wingo Co-Host
Mike Golic is the co-host of ESPN Radio’s weekday morning drive show, Golic and Wingo, alongside Trey Wingo and Mike Golic Jr. The show launched on Nov. 27, 2017. Golic formerly co-hosted the iconic, long-running Mike & Mike, on which he partnered with Mike Greenberg for nearly 18 years.
Golic joined ESPN in 1995 as an NFL studio analyst on NFL 2Night and later joined NFL Live – where he and Wingo worked together in 2003 when it debuted. He was also a color commentator for the Arena Football League (1996-98, 2007-08) and ESPN/ABC college football games until the mid-nineties. He is an eight-year NFL veteran, who played defensive tackle for the Houston Oilers (1986-87), Philadelphia Eagles (1987-1992) and Miami Dolphins (1993).
Golic is a member of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame (2016) and the National Ratio Hall of Fame (2018), both with his Mike & Mike co-host, Greenberg. He also was named the Walter Camp Man of the Year (2018), was inducted into the USA Wrestling Hall of Fame (2015) and was part of the inaugural St. Joseph’s High School (OH) Hall of Champions class (2015)
On January 3, 2000, Golic and Greenberg ushered in ESPN Radio’s then-called Mike & Mike in the Morning show, which featured Golic as the ex-jock and NFLer complement to Greenberg’s sports fan and germaphobe persona. The duo announced the show would conclude after almost two decades on November 17, 2017, closing the book on an incredible run on a show that garnered several industry and broadcasting honors, including:
- Induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame (2018).
- Induction into the National Association of Broadcasters – Broadcasting Hall of Fame, joining a list of notable radio voices including Bob Uecker, Vin Scully, Harry Caray and Paul Harvey, among others (2016).
- Number three on the New York Times Best Sellers List after the release of Golic and Greenberg’s co-written Mike & Mike’s Rules for Sports and Life (2010).
- First Place, Full-time Sports Formats in Radio Ink’s “Readers’ Choice Awards” (2007).
- A Sports Emmy in the New Media category — Achievement in Content for Non-Traditional Delivery (2006).
As part of Mike & Mike, Golic and Greenberg also appeared as guest conductors at Wrigley Field, leading Chicago Cubs fans in singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” multiple times; were opposing managers in the All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game at Yankee Stadium in 2008 and Busch Stadium in 2009; and appeared in two motion pictures with Greenberg, Valentine’s Day and Just Wright, among other opportunities.
During his seven years with the Philadelphia Eagles, Golic began his television career with a weekly segment on the Randall Cunningham Show. He received a Mid-Atlantic Region Emmy Award for his feature “Golic’s Got It.”
Golic is a 1985 graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he was an award-winning wrestler and served as captain of the football team during his senior season.
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