NEW YORK – April 4, 2011 – Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will offer live hole-by-hole coverage of the 2011 Masters Tournament from Thursday, April 7, through Sunday, April 10, nationwide on XM channel 146 and on Sirius channel 209 with the “Best of XM” programming package.
SiriusXM listeners will get extensive coverage with live play-by-play from Augusta National Golf Club, plus expert analysis leading up to and throughout the event.
Live hole-by-hole coverage from Augusta National will begin at 2:00 pm ET Thursday through Sunday of Masters Week and air through the end of each day’s play. Fans will get live reports from reporters around the course and updates on golfers moving up and down the leader board.
Live tournament play-by-play will also be available to listeners on SiriusXM Internet Radio and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for the Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and several BlackBerry and Android-powered smartphones.
Leading into each day’s on-course coverage, former PGA TOUR pro John Maginnes will host a special preview show, The Masters Today, Thursday through Sunday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm ET.
Additionally, every weekday throughout Masters Week, SiriusXM’s daily lineup of shows will offer the latest news, compelling golf talk and expert analysis. From 7:00 to 9:00 am ET, Matt Adams hosts Fairways of Life, followed by Teed Off with Brian Katrek from 9:00 to 11:00 am ET. Longtime golf commentator Peter Kessler hosts Making The Turn from 11:00 am to noon ET.
SiriusXM provides comprehensive coverage of the 2011 golf season, offering more live play-by-play than any other TV or radio broadcaster and giving listeners nationwide access to the full schedule of events featuring the world’s best golfers.
SiriusXM broadcasts live play-by-play of the PGA TOUR season and all four major championship events – The Masters, the U.S. Open Championship (June 16-19 from Congressional CC, MD), The Open Championship (July 14-17 from Royal St. George’s GC, Kent, England) and the PGA Championship (August 11-14 from Atlanta Athletic Club, GA).