WDAE Drops Local Morning Show For Mike & Mike

Rick Stroud and Tom Jones 620 95.3 WDAE Tampa St. Petersburg Sports Animal Mike & MikeiHeartMedia Sports 620 WDAE St. Petersburg/95.3 W237CW Pinellas Park FL has dropped its local morning show in favor of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike.

Rick Stroud and Tom Jones were let go from the station following their 6-9am show on Friday morning. The duo have been hosting mornings at the station since May 2012 when they replaced Dan Sileo.

WDAE will place Mike & Mike in the timeslot starting Monday, October 10. WDAE will continue to air local programming weekdays from 9am to at least 6pm with Fox Sports Radio’s Jay Mohr and ESPN Radio filling nights and overnights.

Mike & Mike have not been available in the Tampa Bay market since Genesis Communications Sports 1040 WHBO Pinellas Park dropped ESPN for a mix of Fox and NBC Sports Radio programming in 2012.

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