News: Hosts of ESPN Radio's ‘MIKE & MIKE’ To be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting HALL OF FAME
by Ralph Hajik on Dec 30, 2015 at 12:30:23 am Last Edited By Ralph Hajik on Jan 10, 2016 at 5:57:01 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg, hosts of ESPN Radio’s weekday morning show “Mike & Mike,” will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame. The induction will occur during the NAB Show Radio Luncheon, held Tuesday, April 19 in Las Vegas and sponsored by ASCAP.
Since 2000, “Mike & Mike” has covered top sports news, games and drama. Golic and Greenberg’s contrasting personalities and witty rapport is a highlight of each broadcast. The show airs weekday mornings and is available on ESPN Radio and on ESPN affiliates across the country. In March 2015, the program celebrated its 15th anniversary with a special show from Walt Disney World in Orlando.
In addition to the show, Golic and Greenberg have appeared in two motion pictures, “Valentine’s Day” and “Just Wright;” served as guest emcees at the White House’s Tee Ball on the South Lawn; and received a Sports Emmy for Achievement in Content for Non-Traditional Delivery for their “Off Mikes” animated comedy series. In April 2010, the duo released “Mike & Mike’s Rules for Sports and Life,” which reached number three on the New York Times< best-sellers list.
“Golic and Greenberg, with their mix of sports savvy and humor, have been informing and entertaining fans for more than 15 years,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David. “The two have seamlessly combined their passion for sports with radio, and we are honored to add them to our distinguished Hall of Fame.”
Golic is a nine-year NFL veteran, where he played defensive tackle for the Houston Oilers, Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins. While in Philadelphia, he 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.”
Greenberg joined ESPN in September 1996 as an anchor on ESPNEWS and also later anchored Sports Center. Prior to joining ESPN, he worked as a sports anchor for CLTV, the regional cable news network in Chicago. While there, he covered all local sports teams, anchored sportscasts and hosted “Sports Page,” a one-hour Sunday night program featuring in-studio guests and viewer calls. In 2007, Greenberg published his first book, “Why My Wife Thinks I’m an Idiot,” followed by his first novel in 2013, “All You Could Ask For,” both of which were featured on the New York Times best-sellers list. His third book, “My Father’s Wives,” was published in 2015. Greenberg is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Previous NAB Radio Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductees include KROQ’s Kevin and Bean, Steve Harvey, Dave Ramsey, Bob Uecker, Gerry House, Ron Chapman, Vin Scully, Jack Buck and Harry Caray, among others.