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Longtime ESPN Radio host Mike Greenberg is returning to the airwaves as part of a revamped lineup of sports talk programming at the “Worldwide Leader” beginning next month.

Greenberg, who co-hosted ESPN Radio’s flagship morning show for 18 years, will have his own show from noon to 2 p.m. ET as part of the new lineup that debuts Aug.17. Greenberg will continue his role on ESPN’s mid-morning TV show, “Get Up.”

“In radio there is an intimacy in the relationship with the audience that is different from any other medium,” Greenberg said. “I have always enjoyed that and am really looking forward to rediscovering it.”

Meanwhile, Mike Golic – Greenberg’s former partner on the “Mike & Mike” show – will leave the morning timeslot as his “Golic & Wingo” show with Trey Wingo makes way for a new program featuring former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson, NBA analyst Jay Williams and “SportsCenter” anchor Zubin Mehenti, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET.

The show will be simulcast on ESPN2 from 6-8 a.m. and ESPNEWS from 6-10 a.m.

Also joining the radio lineup is ESPN TV host Max Kellerman (“First Take”), who will make his radio debut with “The Max Kellerman Show” from 2-4 p.m ET.

Two-time WNBA All-Star Chiney Ogwumike will be joined by ESPN Radio’s Mike Golic Jr. in the afternoons. Sarah Spain and Jason Fitz return to the air in the evenings and ESPN Radio veteran Freddie Coleman will team with football sideline reporter Ian Fitzsimmons at night.

“Our new lineup will provide sports fans informative and engaging content throughout the week from hosts who all have radio experience,” said ESPN executive vice president Norby Williamson. “They know how to connect with fans and keep them invested in the programming.”

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