On The Air
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
July 27, 2007

Enjoying a successful post-football career behind the microphone is completely natural for former Eagles defensive tackle Mike Golic, who began his broadcasting career while playing for team from 1987-1993.

Golic and partner Mike Greenberg comprise the popular “Mike and Mike” morning drive radio show on ESPN Radio, heard on more than 300 stations across the country and simulcast on ESPN2 weekdays from 6-10 a.m.

Although he's been doing the radio show for almost 10 years and has appeared on ESPN for awhile, Golic said he's been recognized much more since the radio show began simulcasting on ESPN2 a couple years ago.

“In television, we must talk in 45 second bursts,” said Golic, who also serves as a football analyst for ESPN. “In radio, we have more time to delve into something.”

Over the last couple of weeks, they've had plenty of time to delve with Barry Bonds, Michael Vick and Tim Donaghy dominating the headlines.

“As my partner said, it's been the "Perfect Storm' of sports controversies,” Golic said.

Golic broke into television as a correspondent for “The Randall Cunningham Show.” He also hosted a Monday night football show on WIP.

He's worked consistently in broadcasting since he retired from football in the early '90s.

Golic, a graduate of Notre Dame, lives in Avon, Conn., with his wife of 20 years, and their three children.

Missing photos

“Philadelphia” magazine profiles Comcast SportsNet in the August issue. However, I'm wondering why anchors Ron Burke, Phil Andrews, Lance Crawford and John Boruk were not pictured with the story.

Idol worshipper

WIP producer Marc Farzetta will audition for “American Idol” when tryouts are held at the Wachovia Center at the end of August. Last year, Farzetta made it past a couple of cuts but did not make the finals.

Catching on

The “Reggie Brown Show” will air on ESPN Radio 920 this season from 8-9 p.m. Mondays. Reggie better be careful. The station was also the home to the “Hank Fraley Show” (traded) and “The Michael Lewis Show” (signed with 49ers).

Help wanted

WIP 610-AM is looking for a new program director. Tom Lee, who held the position the last two years, is moving to a radio station in Dallas, according to industry sources. Lee replaced Tom Bigby, who was program director for 18 years. In the June ratings, WIP ranked 18th out of 28 stations listed among listeners, 12 and older.

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July 27, 2007 6:47 AM