ESPN are set to re-vamp their radio schedules in August but, to the dismay of fans, it means the Golic and Wingo morning show is to be cancelled.
The world of sports can be a brutal one, especially for players whose place in a starting lineup can vanish in next to no time.
The same can be said for sports entertainment as well as program lineups and pundit changes are in a constant state of flux.
On July 7th, 2020, it was announced that ESPN, one of the biggest sports entertainment outlets in the world, was to reorganize its radio schedule with a number of shows set to make way for new additions to the lineup.
The biggest departure from the ESPN airwaves, much to the dismay of countless fans, is the Golic and Wingo morning show.
Golic and Wingo cancelled as part of ESPN shake-up
That’s right, the Golic and Wingo show is set to be replaced as ESPN’s signature morning show after the unprecedented reshuffle was announced.
It means that after almost three years on the air, Golic and Wingo will be dropped from the schedule, something which will no doubt come as a huge blow to the millions of fans that Golic and Wingo have attracted over the years.
The biggest shock here comes from the fact that Mike Golic will be absent from the ESPN morning show for the first time in around 20 years after a 17-year stint on the Mike & Mike show before starting the Golic and Wingo show in 2017.
The shake-up is also giving Mike Greenberg, formerly of the Mike & Mike show, more air time as he is set to keep his duties on the mid-morning Get Up show while also heading up another two-hour show from 12 noon.
What’s going to replace Golic and Wingo?
Filling the 6am to 10am slot on ESPN will be the Keyshawn, Jay and Zubin show.
The new three-man effort will feature former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson, NBA analyst Jay Williams and Sports Center anchor Zubin Mehenti.
The new lineup of programs, which you can read more about here, will start airing from Monday, August 17th.
Fans react on social media
It’s safe to say that the decision to axe Golic and Wingo from ESPN has not gone down well with long-term fans of the show.
Many offered messages of support while others complained about the decision.
One fan on Twitter wrote: “I’m very sorry to hear that Golic and Wingo got cancelled. Golic (and Golic Jr.) was one of my favorite hosts. I’ve watched him daily for years with Mike & Mike and then the addition of Wingo. I wish him the best”
While another added: “I’m salty AF that @GolicAndWingo is being cancelled.”
And finally, this fan on Twitter said: “Although this [Keyshawn, Jay and Zubin] might be a good show and probably better than “Get up”, they are making a mistake getting rid of “Golic and Wingo.””