Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, were inducted Tueday into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in Las Vegas. The hosts of ESPN’s popular “Mike and Mike” program, join Bob Uecker, Vin Scully, Harry Caray, Orson Welles and Paul Harvey, among other radio notables who have also been inducted.
“It is certainly the greatest honor of my professional life,” said Greenberg of the recognition. “When I see the list of people who have been inducted it is impossible to imagine being included. But I’m thrilled and very grateful to everyone who supported us.”
Golic stated, “I’m stunned. When you look at the list of people in this Hall of Fame and think that my name is next to these names, I thought one of two things. We’re in a separate category not associated with these great names or it’s a down year and they had to name somebody. I certainly don’t feel I belong with these great names.”
“Mike and Mike” have been together since 2000. , Their show airs weekday mornings on hundreds of ESPN Radio affiliates, and on television on ESPN 2. They celebrated their 15th anniversary in March.
Additionally, Greeny and Golic 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.