For the first time since 1999, ESPN’s most popular radio show will undergo a shake-up. Mike and Mike starring Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic will add a third host in Molly Qerim, according to the Sports Business Journal. In addition, the show will move its studio from Bristol to downtown Manhattan.
Qerim joins Mike and Mike after spending time at the NFL Network hosting NFL AM. She previously worked at ESPN as a college football reporter, hosting Campus Connections on ESPNU. She’s also covered UFC for Fox Sports 1 and Versus (now NBCSN).
Mike and Mike began simulcasting on ESPN 2 in 2004 to huge ratings. They’re extremely popular with advertisers, and their contest is relatively safe, which is why they’ve been able to go on unchanged for 16 years. The move to New York will likely mean bigger guests, as some athletes aren’t willing to make the trek to Bristol for in-studio interviews.
The only question that remains is whether the show will change its name. Mikes and Molly has a nice ring to it, but might infringe on the CBS show of the same name.