ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike will celebrate 15 years of sports conversation, debate and laughs on Firday morning.
The 15th anniversary of the morning show, which is simulcast on ESPN2, will emanate from the Downtown Disney stage at Walt Disney World in Orlando on March 6, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. (ET). Hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic will look back at some of their favorite moments alongside friends and family.
The landmark show will include performances by Cirque de Soleil, on-site guests, video and audio messages from celebrities and some of the biggest names in sports. The Downtown Disney stage seating area is open to the public, beginning at 5 a.m.
The anniversary episode will feature Greeny and Golic playing a special edition of “Next Question” with every query relating to the 15-year history of the show. Also, Mark Schlereth will interview Chris Golic and Stacy Steponate Greenberg, the hosts’ wives, who have made frequent appearances on the show over the past years. Several on-site guests will offer their memories Mike & Mike memories including: comedian Frank Caliendo, ESPN NFL analysts Cris Carter and Schlereth, First Take’sStephen A. Smith and ESPN.com senior writer Jayson Stark. Capping the day, a special member of the Disney family will present the hosts with a gift in the program’s final hour to commemorate the milestone.
“Fifteen years of any show is an accomplishment,” said Amanda Gifford, senior director daytime programming. “The success of Mike & Mike is a testament to the hard-work Greeny and Golic put into the show on a daily basis. We’re planning a fun, creative broadcast that will hopefully tell the story of the show over the years. We have several surprises planned along the way – for Greeny and Golic and the fans.”
Mike & Mike is also offering a 24-hour Twitter sweepstakes that will give fans the opportunity to win a Golic- or Greeny-selected trip. Fans must retweet a designated photo from the @MikeandMike twitter handle with the hashtag #MM15Contest for a chance to win. The winner will be randomly selected and revealed next week.
To show their appreciation to their fans, Greeny and Golic have been sending custom Mike & Mike 15th Anniversary gift baskets to 200 “superfans” who have been especially engaged with the show via Twitter. Those selected have been asked to tweet a photo of themselves with their baskets using the hashtag #MM15. Listeners and viewers can share additional photos, comments and messages about the anniversary by tweeting @MikeandMike and using the hashtag #MM15.
Comprehensive 15th anniversary content – including photo galleries, videos and audio – can be found at: http://espn.go.com/espnradio/show?showId=mikeandmike15th.