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Golf Channel to start morning show

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Golf Channel announced Wednesday that it will develop the network’s first-ever morning show. Tentatively titled 'Dawn Patrol', the show is slated to debut in January. Scheduled to air live, weekdays from 7-9 a.m. ET from Golf Channel’s Orlando studios, the show will feature news and commentary on the biggest sports and news stories of the day.

Following a news/talk show format, the sports-driven morning show will place an emphasis on golf while also offering a fresh perspective on topical news, sports and pop culture. The program will feature field reporting and an array of in-studio guest appearances from a variety of industries. Golf Channel currently is searching nationwide to cast the program’s two co-hosts.

“We’ve wanted to introduce a morning show to Golf Channel for a number of years and felt that now was the right time,” said Tom Stathakes, Golf Channel senior vice president of programming, production and operations. “Tackling everything from Tiger Woods to Brett Favre, the show’s format will be unlike anything we’ve done before and we are very excited to be launching it in 2011.”