SIRIUS XM RADIO TO BROADCAST THE 2009 MASTERS LIVE NATIONWIDE
SIRIUS XM hosts will offer daily analysis throughout Masters Week
NEW YORK – April 7, 2009 – SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will offer live hole-by-hole coverage of the 2009 Masters Tournament this Thursday, April 9, through Sunday, April 12, nationwide on XM channel 146 and on SIRIUS channel 209 with the “Best of XM” programming package.
SIRIUS XM will offer listeners extensive coverage of the season’s first major championship with live play-by-play from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA, plus expert analysis every day of Masters Week.
Live broadcasts from Augusta will begin at 12:00 pm ET Thursday through Sunday with SIRIUS XM’s John Tautges and Brian Katrek hosting The Masters Today, a daily preview show that will lead into each day’s on-course play-by-play. The live hole-by-hole coverage will air from 2:00 pm ET through the end of each day’s play giving fans live reports from around the course and access to golfers on and off the leaderboard. On-course coverage will be immediately followed by a nightly wrap-up show, Masters Replay, that will include a recap of the day’s action with highlights, analysis and interviews with players.
In addition to the live play-by-play, SIRIUS XM listeners will hear daily talk and analysis by The PGA TOUR Network’s lineup of expert hosts.
Every weekday morning, listeners can tune into special Masters editions of the daily talk shows Playing Thru (8:00-10:00 am ET), hosted by T.J. Rives, and Making The Turn (10:00-11:00 am ET), hosted by Peter Kessler.
Tuesday, April 7 (7:00 am ET), brings a new edition of oPINionated, the weekly talk show hosted by popular PGA TOUR member Chris DiMarco and broadcaster Greg Warmoth, featuring DiMarco’s thoughts on the week in Augusta. oPINionated re-airs throughout the week.
On Wednesday, April 8 (3:00-4:00 pm ET), John Tautges will host The Masters Preview Show, offering listeners a review of the tournament field teeing off the following day, plus a look back at Masters history.