New audio show on PGATOUR.COM and TSN Radio to recap tournament actiontext sizeJuly 12, 2013
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – PGATOUR.COM and related digital platforms will debut a live weekly audio program and podcast beginning this Sunday that will recap the action from the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Canada and NEC Series - PGA TOUR Latinoamerica.
Developed in partnership with Bell Media’s TSN Radio in Canada, PGA TOUR Sunday Night Rap will typically stream from 6-8 p.m. ET, following live play-by-play coverage from PGA TOUR Radio. TSN Radio will also air a one-hour edition of the show on its radio network, and audio files will be available for on-demand listening on TSN.ca and PGATOUR.COM. The show is being sponsored by Horizons Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) of Canada, and is expected to air on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio on or before Aug. 18 as well.
Mark Zecchino will serve as coordinating producer and host of the program. Zecchino and TSN Radio have produced “Golf Talk Canada,” the country’s only nationally syndicated golf radio program, since 2011. Jim Tatti, a veteran broadcaster and contributor to “Golf Talk Canada,” will serve as co-host of the new program, as well.
PGA TOUR Sunday Night Rap will feature the winning call and the winner’s interview from PGA TOUR Radio, which is available via PGATOUR.COM and Sirius/XM Radio, as well as the winner’s news conference from the media center and exclusive interviews with announcers who walk inside the ropes calling the action for PGA TOUR Radio each week. Phone interviews with winners on the other professional Tours will also be featured, as available.
“We are excited to take this next step in expanding our audio programming portfolio,” said Luis Goicouria, PGA TOUR Vice President of Digital Media Business Development & Operations. “Sunday Night Rap will be an excellent complement to our tournament play-by-play coverage and a great way to sum up the week’s events across all our Tours.”
“The opportunity to produce the Sunday Night Rap with host Mark Zecchino and Jim Tatti in association with PGATOUR.COM is amazing,” said Brian Baker, Vice President and General Manager of Bell Media Radio Network. “It reinforces TSN Radio’s strategy – to produce the best in golf audio programming and in conjunction with PGATOUR.COM, distribute live targeted programming on multiple platforms throughout North America.”
“Horizons ETFs is really happy to be sponsoring the broadcast of the Sunday Night Rap,” said Howard Atkinson, President of Horizons ETFs. “Golf and investing share a lot in common; both require a tremendous amount of strategy and ensuring you have the right tools on hand in order to achieve success. Choosing to listen to the best people in the business also helps - Mark Zecchino and Jim Tatti are certainly two of the best golf commentators out there. Listeners to Sunday Night Rap are going to be getting the very best in golf-related news and insight.”