ESPN Radio will debut First and Last with Lundberg & Golic Jr., hosted by Robin Lundberg and Mike Golic Jr., on Monday, April 4, at 4 a.m. ET. The two-hour program will recap the previous night’s highlights and delve into the coming day’s stories and will be preceded by a two-hour edition of SportsCenter AllNight (2 – 4 a.m.), making ESPN Radio live 24 hours a day on weekdays.
“We are constantly looking for new, aggressive ways of serving sports fans,” said David Roberts, vice president, ESPN Audio Network Content. “Providing sports talk and information LIVE around the clock during the week underscores our commitment to offering our listeners another opportunity to engage with our network through a strong opinion-based program. Robin Lundberg and Mike Golic Jr. will set the table perfectly for our flagship franchise, Mike and Mike.”
“This past year, I’ve been very fortunate to work with a lot of great people and with a great audience on the weekends,” said Golic Jr. “I’m very excited to have the chance now to interact with the weekday crowd and to do so with someone as talented as Robin Lundberg.”
Added Lundberg: “For the last few years I’ve been able to connect to a loyal fan base in this time slot in New York and am thrilled to be able to expand that audience and be partnered with someone like Mike Golic Jr. as together we set the agenda for the day’s talk.”
Lundberg began his career with an internship at ESPN’s Around the Horn while still in college at the University of Maryland. Most recently on ESPN New York 98.7 FM, Lundberg hosted his own program, The Robin Lundberg Show, on weekday mornings. He currently hosts the weekend Robin Lundberg show on the national ESPN Radio network.
Golic Jr. joined ESPN in November 2015, teaming with his father, Mike & Mike co-host Mike Golic, on a college football and NFL-focused podcast, Mike & Mike Jr. Since then, Golic Jr. has served as a guest host on Mike & Mike, a college football analyst during ESPN Radio’s broadcast of the the 2015 Hawai’i Bowl and debuted in January 2016 as a host of the weekend program Rothenberg Mike’d Up on ESPN Radio, with Dave Rothenberg and Michael Wallace.
ESPN Radio is available on terrestrial stations, and via ESPNRadio.com, the ESPN app, SiriusXM, Apple iTunes Radio, Slacker Radio and TuneIn.
Weekday schedule (all live):
|2 – 4 a.m.||SportsCenter AllNight|
|4 – 6 a.m.||First and Last with Lundberg & Golic Jr.|
|6 – 10 a.m.||Mike & Mike|
|10 a.m. – 1 p.m.||The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz|
|1 – 4 p.m.||Russillo & Kanell|
|4 – 7 p.m.||The Right Time with Bomani Jones|
|7 – 9 p.m.||Jalen & Jacoby|
|9 – 11 p.m.||Jorge & Izzy|
|11 p.m. – 2 a.m.||The Freddie Coleman Show|
About ESPN Audio
ESPN Radio, the country’s largest sports radio network, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPNRadio.com, and ESPN Audio on Demand comprise ESPN Audio.
ESPN Radio, which launched January 1, 1992, provides more than 9,000 hours of talk and event content annually, reaching 20 million listeners a week on 500 nationwide stations, including more than 375 full-time affiliates and clearance in the top 25 markets. ESPN owns and/or operates stations in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. ESPN Radio programming is also available on SiriusXM and via digital distributors iTunes Radio, Slacker Radio and TuneIn.
ESPN Audio listeners logged more than 9.4 billion total listening minutes in 2015, up 20 percent from the previous year, and 242 million session starts, with an average time spent listening of more than 38 minutes. ESPN Audio launched its first podcast in 2005, and in 2015 ESPN Audio podcasts were downloaded 366 million times, an increase of 16 percent compared to the previous year.
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