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ESPN Radio to Tip off 2016 Werner Ladder Bracket Challenge on Mike & Mike

Mar 11, 2016

ESPN Radio will tip off the NCAA® Men’s Basketball Championship with its annual “Werner Ladder Bracket Challenge,” on Mike & Mike, offering fans an opportunity to win a VIP visit to the ESPN Radio Studios in Bristol, Conn., and a three-foot Werner miniature-replica of the podium ladder that will be used to cut down the nets after the April 4 Championship Game.

On Tuesday, March 15, Mike & Mike hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic will spend an hour discussing the tournament while making their selections live on air during the “Werner Ladder Bracket Special.” 

Beginning Sunday, March 13, fans may enter the 2016 Werner Ladder Bracket Challenge by joining Mike & Mike’s league and submitting a bracket against Golic and Greenberg on Brackets must be entered before games begin Thursday, March 17, by 11 a.m. ET, and one Grand Prize winner will be randomly selected after the completion of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.

Throughout the sweepstakes, fans can join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #WernerBracketChallenge.  More information will be available on the ESPN Radio Promos page when the sweepstakes launches March 13.

Mike & Mike is broadcast 6 – 10 a.m., Monday – Friday, and can be heard on ESPN Radio and via, the ESPN app, SiriusXM Channel 80, Apple iTunes, Slacker Radio and TuneIn. The show is also simulcast on ESPN2.

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ESPN Radio, which launched January 1, 1992, provides more than 9,000 hours of talk and event content annually, reaching 20 million listeners a week on 500 nationwide stations, including more than 375 full-time affiliates and clearance in the top 25 markets.  ESPN owns and/or operates stations in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.  ESPN Radio programming is also available on SiriusXM and via digital distributors iTunes Radio, Slacker Radio and TuneIn.

ESPN Audio listeners logged more than 9.4 billion total listening minutes in 2015, up 20 percent from the previous year, and 242 million session starts, with an average time spent listening of more than 38 minutes. ESPN Audio launched its first podcast in 2005, and in 2015 ESPN Audio podcasts were downloaded 366 million times, an increase of 16 percent compared to the previous year.


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