Mike Golic’s longtime ESPN Radio career is coming to an end this month. The Golic & Wingo show is ending on Friday.
The Friday show will mark the end of what is a legendary morning radio career for Golic. He co-hosted Mike & Mike with Mike Greenberg for nearly two decades. When Greenberg left that show to do Get Up!, he began co-hosting with Trey Wingo.
Golic appeared on Sarah Spain’s That’s What She Said podcast this week to discuss the ending of his ESPN Radio career. He made some telling comments.
“Greeny wanted to go do something else, and that’s all been well-documented,” Golic said of his breakup with Mike Greenberg, per Awful Announcing. “I wish he’d have come to me and kind of was a little more upfront about it. But that’s obviously in the past.
“Listen, everybody has a right to try and go do what they want. He wanted to do something else. But I knew I was keeping the morning show. It was just gonna be different and the great part was having my son. You know, there was talks of Jason Fitz, of Stugotz, and certainly of Trey. And Trey’s familiarity with me and being around the company for a long time, especially being the football guy, seemed like a good fit.”
Greenberg sent a heartwarming message to Golic on Get Up! on Wednesday.
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) July 29, 2020
Golic added that he wasn’t happy with how he learned of his current show’s canceling.
“Unfortunately, the tough thing this time around is I basically heard it was ending through the media,” Golic added, “which, to me, isn’t the best way to find something out.
“I don’t think that’s the right way. But they didn’t ask me what I thought was the right way. At the end of the day, it’s business. I’ve always said this about football or doing anything, you gotta be careful at taking thins too personally.”
While Golic is no longer a part of ESPN Radio’s full-time plans, he’s made it clear that he’s not retiring.