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Posted by Amanda DeCastro on May 15, 2013

Mike & Mike and First Take Merge For the Day on May 20

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Stephen A. Smith - First Take - April 1, 2013On Monday, May 20, Stephen “A.M.” Smith, as he will be dubbed for the day, will co-host ESPN Audio/ESPN2 programming for six consecutive hours starting at 6 a.m., when he joins Mike Greenberg for Mike & Mike on ESPN Audio and ESPN2.  At 10 a.m., he will take his regular turn on ESPN2’s First Take with Skip Bayless and Cari Champion.

To further meld the two shows that day, Bayless will join Mike & Mike at 9:30 a.m. for a group discussion on the events of the day.  Greenberg will then join First Take for a segment at 10:15 a.m.

“I’m joining Greeny on Mike & Mike because I’ve often thought to myself that I wish I could wake up EVEN earlier every day to start educating people on what is going on in the world of sports,” said Stephen A. “But seriously, I’m really looking forward to Monday and being on both Mike & Mike and First Take – should be a fun day and we’re hoping our listeners and viewers enjoy the crossover.”

Added Greenberg, “Stephen A. is one of the smartest and most passionate people in our business, plus he shares my interest in fashion.  So I’m sure we’ll have great fun.”

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