Golf Channel expands to SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio


DRC Special Contributor
Oct 29, 2008
Anderson, SC

GOLF CHANNEL ON SIRIUSXM PGA TOUR RADIO to Feature Golf Channel’s News, Instruction and Original Programming Beginning Monday, Jan. 6

Golf Channel, one of the fastest growing networks on television since joining the NBC Sports Group in 2011, is now expanding to radio for the first-time ever in a broadcast agreement with SiriusXM. The announcement was made today by Mike McCarley, Golf Channel President, and Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. Golf Channel programming begins Monday Jan. 6 on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio (XM ch. 93, Sirius ch. 208).

GOLF CHANNEL ON SIRIUSXM PGA TOUR RADIO will offer Golf Channel’s high-quality programming across various dayparts, including Golf Channel’s daily flagship morning show, “Morning Drive,†and daily signature news program, “Golf Central;†instruction programs with the nation’s top-rated instructors and legends of the game including “The Golf Fix,†“School of Golf†and “Golf Channel Academy;†and the network’s critically-acclaimed primetime original series, including “Feherty†and “In Play with Jimmy Roberts.â€

“Radio is a natural extension as Golf Channel continues to expand,†said Mike McCarley, President of Golf Channel. “Our increasingly loyal viewers are watching in record numbers, so partnering with SiriusXM will not only make Golf Channel’s high-quality programming available to our devoted audience through a new medium, but also introduce SiriusXM listeners to Golf Channel programming through a SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio channel that is undergoing a transformation with some of the most interesting names in golf as part of its new lineup.â€
“Golf Channel showcases an outstanding array of programming and talent, and its yearly growth in viewership is a testament to that quality. SiriusXM is very excited to deliver some of their best content to our nationwide audience,†said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “We continue to build our SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio channel to offer the very best audio entertainment experience available to anyone and everyone who loves the game of golf, and our collaboration with the Golf Channel is another strong step in that direction.â€

Golf Channel’s brand expansion to satellite radio builds upon the network’s tremendous growth since becoming part of the NBC Sports Group in February 2011. Across that timespan, Golf Channel has celebrated its “most-watched years ever†for the past three consecutive years; expanded its footprint to 83 countries worldwide, including significantly expanded distribution in Japan and launched programming in India; unveiled live authenticated streaming via Golf Live Extra and branded NBC Sports’ tournament coverage as “Golf Channel on NBC.â€

GOLF CHANNEL ON SIRIUSXM PGA TOUR RADIO will debut Monday, Jan. 6 with a simulcast of “Morning Drive†from 9-11 a.m. ET

In addition to GOLF CHANNEL ON SIRIUSXM PGA TOUR RADIO, SiriusXM recently announced it has added 2013 FedExCup champion Henrik Stenson, Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter, World Golf Hall of Fame member Ben Crenshaw, and top instructors Hank Haney, David Leadbetter and Jim McLean as hosts on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio. Launched in 2005, the channel offers listeners nationwide live play-by-play coverage of PGA TOUR events as well as major championship tournaments, plus live call-in talk shows offering news, analysis, equipment reviews and more.

About Golf Channel:
Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla. Golf Channel, co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 and now part of the NBC Sports Group, is available in more than 120 million homes and 83 countries worldwide. Exclusive partnerships with the world’s top tours allow Golf Channel to feature more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, as well as a programming schedule distinguished by golf’s highest-quality news, instruction and original programming. Customers of participating cable, satellite, telco and other video subscription services, are able to enjoy 24/7 streaming of live Golf Channel content through and Golf Channel’s mobile application, Golf Live Extra. Golf Channel’s digital platforms are the leading golf destinations on the Internet, delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf, as well as services that connect the world to golf.


Sherbet is NOT and NEVER WILL BE ice cream.
Oct 11, 2008
Toronto, ON
I would rather not watch any *NBA games. Don't like basketball. I only watched once when the Raptors won the final game. I watched the last 5 minutes of the 4th quarter of the last game.

I don't think the preference would be below suicide.


Don't yell or hit.
Feb 2, 2019
Glendale CA
Here is your playlist, Mister Hectic. The John Denver song is a parody of Tenessee Ernie Ford's Sixteen Tons.

Cart Girl - Ultimate Golf Singers (2012)
Golf - Bill Cosby (1970)
Golf Crazed - Pick McMulligan (2014)
Golf Golf Golf - Archie Campbell (1966)
Hippie At The Country Club - Chris Cates (2013)
I Hate Golf But I Still Love To Play - Iván Peralta (2020)
Oh Oh Oh - Golf Boys (2011)
Shitty Golfer - Toby Keith (2017)
Stoned Cold Pro - Gus Van Sant (1998)
Straight Down The Middle - Bing Crosby (1960)
Swing Thoughts (I'm Gonna Hit It Straight) - Chris Cates (2013)
The Elvis Of Golf Courses - Gus Van Sant (1998)
The Golf Game - Jeb & Cousin Easy (1968)
The Golf Song - Scotty Alexander (2019)
To The First Tee - Ultimate Golf Singers (2012)
18 Holes - John Denver (1992)

And now for the news:

Happy Gilmore – yes, that's his name– competing for Indiana high school boys golf state title

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Don't yell or hit.
Feb 2, 2019
Glendale CA
My dad loved golf. Every time he was watching a golf tournament on television, I would say, "Wow, how exciting. Take a stick and hit a ball until it goes into a hole. Then take a stick and hit the ball until it goes into another hole. Then take a stick and hit the ball until it goes into another hole, Then....." He would always remind me, "You don't have to watch it, you know."

Landon "Happy" Gilmore has his own website: