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Early to rise: Meet some of the people who power Mike & Mike

After more than 16 years on-air, Mike & Mike’s Greeny and Golic seem like old buddies or friendly neighbors to many fans.

The Mikes’ families, interests, and personal anecdotes are interwoven within the fabric of the show in equal parts to the sports talk and highlights – something that has made Mike & Mike a unique and long-running success.

But what some might not know is that it takes a team of staffers to make the show happen – from producers who drive through the ESPN gates at 2 a.m. every morning to the production assistants and other staff who continue working long after the show ends.

The show has found a way to incorporate some of the behind-the-scenes colleagues into the program, offering fans a look at the supporting cast, from “Bubba” to “Hembo.”

Vice President, Production, Marcia Keegan, said: “Mike & Mike has evolved into an entertaining and informative multiplatform production, and fans turn on their radio, TV, computer or mobile device to start their day with the Mikes and their opinions on the latest news. Our inclusive environment has afforded many staffers the opportunity to add their voices to the show.”

Mike & Mike offers an opportunity for the production staff to not only create the content of the show but to play a part in that content,” said Valerie Gordon, who joined Mike & Mike as coordinating producer in March of this year. “It’s a fun and interactive environment for contributors at all levels.”

“What makes Mike & Mike special is the family-like atmosphere around the show,” said Vice President, ESPN Audio Network Content, David Roberts. “Despite the early hours, people come to work and do a phenomenal job because they truly enjoy working with each other.”

Mike & Mike airs weekdays from 6–10 a.m. ET on ESPN Radio, ESPN2,, the ESPN app, SiriusXM Channel 80, Apple Music, Slacker Radio and TuneIn. Watch the above video to meet some of the staff who support Mike & Mike behind-the-scenes and on-air.

Nikki Peterson produced the video.

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