New Multiyear Extensions for Golic and Wingo
ESPN Radio will debut its new morning drive show hosted by Mike Golic and Trey Wingo later this fall, from 6 – 10 a.m. ET. The daily ESPN Radio program will initially be simulcast on ESPN2 before moving to its permanent simulcast home on ESPNU.
The show will also be heard on ESPNRadio.com, the ESPN app, SiriusXM Channel 80, Apple Music, Slacker Radio and TuneIn. A daily podcast will also available on ESPNRadio.com and through the ESPN app.
ESPN has signed both Golic and Wingo to new multiyear extensions. In addition to ESPN Radio, Wingo will continue to host the NFL Draft and appear on ESPN’s NFL television programming.
Mike Golic, Jr., who also signed a new multiyear agreement, will join the show every day from 6 – 7 a.m. He will continue to host ESPN Radio’s First & Last from 4 – 6 a.m. every weekday before transitioning to the new morning show at 6 a.m.
“ESPN Radio has been entertaining and informing millions on their way to work every morning for years,” said Traug Keller, senior vice president, ESPN Audio. “We are thrilled that Mike and Trey, two talented, informative and engaging personalities, will host the latest iteration of the sports morning show of record and be joined daily by Mike Jr. This trio will retain ESPN Radio’s leadership position in the morning drive space.”
Golic stated, “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. 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.”
Wingo added, “We’re all looking for someone to grow old with…and I look forward to doing that with Golic. On a more serious note, I’m looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead and keeping ESPN radio the place to be in the morning for an entertaining start to your sports day.”
The show will travel to the College Football Playoff National Championship game in Atlanta and to Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII. Additional details about the show, including the name, will be announced at a later date.
A member of the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame, Golic currently serves as one-half of ESPN Radio’s morning duo, Mike & Mike (with co-host Mike Greenberg), which has aired since January 2000. The long-running program set the bar for sports talk radio. Golic hosted the first iteration of ESPN’s morning drive show – The Bruno-Golic Morning Show – with original ESPN Radio voice Tony Bruno.
He joined ESPN in 1995 as an NFL studio analyst after a nine-year career in the NFL as a defensive tackle. Golic is a 1985 graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he served as captain of the football team during his senior season and also wrestled for the Irish.
Wingo has been one of the primary figures in ESPN’s year-round coverage of the National Football League. He joined ESPN in November 1997 as an anchor for ESPNEWS and has served as host of NFL Live since its inception in 2003. He is the host of ESPN’s multi-day NFL Draft coverage. He added NFL Sundays in 2015 as host of NFL Insiders: Sunday Edition and he assumed the host role of ESPN’s long-running highlight show NFL PrimeTime in 2007.
Wingo hosted The NFL on ESPN Radio, a day-long update, interview and analysis program on NFL Sundays (2001-03). Wingo graduated from Baylor University in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Golic, Jr. has hosted shows on ESPN Radio since 2015. Like his father, he is a graduate of Notre Dame and played college football for the Irish.
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