Ann Liguori will begin a weekly golf show on WFAN according to Newsday’s Neil Best.
Already a recognizable voice to WFAN listeners, Liguori leads the station’s coverage of Major Golf Championships, having covered the past 20 Masters, many U.S. Opens and PGA Championships, as well as every U.S. Open tennis tournament.
This will not be the first time Liguori has hosted a talk radio show on the station. Ann was the first woman to ever host a call-in sports show on WFAN in 1987 and she continued to host the weekly five-hour program through 2008. This will, however, be the first WFAN show hosted by Liguori focusing solely on golf each week.
Liguori spoke to Neil Best of Newsday about the show idea, stating, “I was talking to Mark (Chernoff, WFAN’s program director) for many, many years about doing a golf show, and finally he just decided it’s time”.
“I’m excited. Tiger is back, all these young players are so talented and the story lines, with Phil (Mickelson) trying to capture a career grand slam. I think WFAN realized there’s so much out there aside from baseball, football and basketball — sports that I love — and I think they just realized it’s time to do it,” Liguori said.
In addition to her work at WFAN, Ann covers PGA Major Championships for the CBS Sports Network and currently hosts a weekly program called Sports Innerview everySaturday from 9-10am on WPPB 88.3 FM, broadcast on the east end of Long Island and available online at annliguori.com.
Not just a radio pioneer, Liguori also worked for The Golf Channel and hosted the longest running cable sports show owned, hosted and produced by a women, Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori from 1989-2006.
The weekly one-hour show on WFAN will air Sundays at 7am through Labor Day. This week’s debut episode will be broadcast live from Shinnecock Hills, the site of the 118th U.S. Open.