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SiriusXM To Cover 2018 PGA Merchandise Show

PrintSiriusXM today announced its comprehensive programming lineup for the 65th PGA Merchandise Show, the golf industry’s premier annual event, (January 23-26) in Orlando, Florida. SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, SiriusXM’s exclusive 24/7 golf channel, will air more than 32 hours of coverage from the PGA Show Demo Day at the Orange County National Golf Center and PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center, giving listeners special access to one of the biggest events on the golf calendar that is otherwise not open to the public.

The SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio channel is available to listeners nationwide on satellite radios (Sirius channel 208, XM channel 92) and on the SiriusXM app. For more info on the channel go to www.SiriusXM.com/SiriusXMPGATOURRadio.

SiriusXM’s schedule from Orlando will feature the debut of a new monthly show hosted by PGA Professional Eden Foster, the acclaimed head pro at Maidstone Club in New York and one of Golf magazine’s “Top 100 Teachers in America.” Foster will host the premiere episode of Foster the Future from the SiriusXM set at the Orlando County Convention Center on Wednesday, January 24 at 11:00 a.m. ET. His show will address teaching at all levels of the game, with a special focus on youth players, including those in the early stages of the game as well as junior players who aspire to play at a collegiate level. The premiere episode will air on Wednesday, January 31 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

SiriusXM’s annual “Teachers Town Hall” will take place on the PGA Forum Stage at the Convention Center on Wednesday, January 24 at 12:00 p.m. ET. It will be hosted by PGA of America Vice President Suzy Whaley, who will become the PGA of America’s first female president later this year. Joining Whaley on stage as panelists will be several of the game’s most prominent PGA and LPGA Instructors who are also regular SiriusXM hosts – Michael BreedDebbie Doniger, Hank HaneyDavid LeadbetterJim McLean and Larry Rinker. The show will air nationwide on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. ET.

On Thursday, January 25 at 12:00 p.m. ET, PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua will host a special edition of his SiriusXM show, State of the Game, from the PGA Forum Stage, where he will be joined by avid golfer and Hall of Fame college football coach Lou Holtz. The show will be recorded and will air nationwide on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. ET.

SiriusXM’s set during the PGA Merchandise Show will also showcase live shows hosted by some of the most enlightening and entertaining voices in golf including Michael BreedBrian CrowellFrank DarbyBob FordHank HaneyBrian KatrekJohn MaginnesCarl PaulsonBill PriceBen ShearChris Voshall and Taylor Zarzour.

“The PGA Merchandise Show is always an anticipated and exciting event for the golfing world, and we look forward to giving our listeners another excellent week of programming,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “SiriusXM’s roster of hosts and their guests will share their unparalleled insights into the industry’s trends for instruction, equipment, fashion and more. We are also thrilled to welcome Eden Foster to that roster. Eden is one of the game’s foremost instructors and adds another terrific teaching voice to the channel that brings an important focus on youth golf.”

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 30 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and as a freelance professional. His PR clients have included Wizard World and FAN EXPO, which produce pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America, USA Wrestling, the National Lacrosse League, Strat-O-Matic Media, the Pacific Life Open and Pilot Pen Tennis tournaments and dozens of others. Milani is also the director of athletic communications for Caldwell University. He is a proud graduate of North Rockland High School and Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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