HOUSTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PGA Golf professional and sports radio personality Charlie Epps has been named as the new golf analyst at Sporting News Radio (SNR) (sportingnewsradio.com).
Epps will broadcast live from the PGA Tour to provide listeners with an inside-the-ropes perspective of the tour, including the four major championships. He will also air on several popular SNR broadcasts (Eastern Time):
- Saturday SNR Golf Show 10 – 11 a.m.
- Weekdays with Travis Rodgers 4 – 7 p.m.
- Monday Gamecast with Bob Berger and Craig Shermon 7 – 10 p.m.
- Tuesday Gamecast with David Nuno and Neagli 7 – 10 p.m. during NFL season
- Sunday with Bob Berger and Craig Shermon SNR Sports Sunday 1 – 7 p.m.
"We are really excited to add Charlie Epps and his network of contacts to our golf coverage on Sporting News Radio," said David Gow, president of Sporting News Radio and 1560 The Game. "Charlie's experience, insights, interviews and updates will be great additions to our coverage of the PGA."
Epps is widely known and respected throughout the sports community. He currently serves as the director of golf at Redstone Golf Club in Houston and coaches two-time major championship winner Angel Cabrera. In addition to winning three times each in the in the South Texas PGA (STPGA) Championship and STPGA Senior's Championship, Epps has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments:
• South Texas PGA Professional of the Year
• STPGA Horton Smith Award
1982, 1984, 1988, 1989
• STPGA Media/Public Relations Award
• STPGA Harvey Penick Teacher of the Year
• STPGA President
"Charlie Epps is an incredible sports fan and good friend, and he has always been a welcome guest in the Astros broadcast booth," said Milo Hamilton, commenting from Astros spring training in Kissimmee, Florida. "Sporting News Radio listeners and golf fans across the country are going to love Charlie."
Active in the community and committed to civic endeavors, Epps founded the Yellowstone Academy Foundation Golf Tournament to provide Houston's inner-city youth with access to golf. Epps also actively supports The First Tee Foundation, which provides learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. To continue honoring his close friend, the late Dick Harmon, Epps is also a key figure in the operation of the Dick Harmon Memorial Invitational.
"Having known and worked with Charlie and his partners on the radio since 2000, his association with Sporting News Radio is a great next step in what has been an already fascinating career in sports broadcasting," added Richard Topper, founder and president of Topper Media Marketing (www.toppermediamarketing.com), which represents Epps.
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