ORLANDO, Fla. – Golf Channel announced Friday that veteran sports broadcasters Erik Kuselias and Gary Williams will co-host the network’s first live, morning show, “Morning Drive.”
Set to debut Jan. 3 from 7-9 a.m. ET, “Morning Drive” will originate from Golf Channel’s Orlando headquarters. Although golf conversation will lead the way, the show also will feature news and commentary about stories making headlines around the world, finance, pop culture – even weather. In addition, some of the biggest names in golf, as well as personalities and celebrities from all walks of life, will regularly join the show as studio guests.
Kuselias comes to Golf Channel from ESPN, where he has been a host and analyst since 2003. Most recently, while at ESPN, Kuselias created and hosted the Emmy Award-winning “Fantasy Football Now,” was the primary host of “College Football Live” and “The Erik Kuselias Show” on ESPN Radio, and has been a fixture on “Mike and Mike in the Morning.” Previously, Kuselias hosted the nationally syndicated “SportsBash” weekday afternoons on ESPN Radio.
“It’s exciting to be part of this new Golf Channel venture and I look forward to working with Gary and the production team to bring a dynamic morning program to viewers,” Kuselias said.
Williams comes from Sirius Satellite Radio, where he co-hosted the early morning show on Sirius’ Mad Dog Radio. He also served as a lead host on the PGA Tour Network on Sirius/XM. Previously, Williams hosted the top-rated morning-drive sports-formatted radio program in Charlotte, N.C., for nine years. His other on-air credits include play-by-play for ESPN and also the Carolina Panthers television network.
“I’ve always been impressed with Golf Channel’s high-caliber broadcasts and talented reporters and commentators,” Williams said. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Erik Kuselias and the network’s production team in creating a morning show that will both inform and entertain Golf Channel fans.”
“Erik and Gary are welcome additions to the Golf Channel, and bring a wealth of diverse experience in broadcast journalism,” said Tom Stathakes, Golf Channel senior vice president of programming, production and operations. “Both are incredible personalities and have a vast knowledge of golf and beyond, which should create for extremely interesting content on ‘Morning Drive’.”