Masters TV, Radio and Broadband Coverage and Times

James WilliamsAnalyst IIIApril 3, 2012

CBS Masters production truck - photo by Kyle Carbray CBS
CBS Masters production truck - photo by Kyle Carbray CBS

Thank goodness for new media.

Fans who want to follow every aspect of the Masters will have plenty of access to content from no fewer than three networks, and of course here at Bleacher Report. ESPN, CBS and the Golf Channel will be round the clock with their Masters coverage.

On the radio side it is Westwood One, but to be honest most radio stations carry only their hourly updates. So for the full coverage that banner will be carried by Sirius-XM Radio and of course there will be plenty of radio leaderboard coverage on ESPN Radio.

Online your best sources are, ESPN3, and CBS All three will have extensive video, audio and instant leader board updates, so should you be at work you can easily follow the action. There is a Masters app for both i-Phone and Android phones that provides plenty of live content. 

All live coverage of the Masters will be handled by CBS executive producer Lance Barrow. So the pictures you see on both ESPN and CBS, starting with Wednesday’s Par Three contest to the Green Jacket presentation on Sunday, will be handled by Barrow and his crew.

The Golf Channel will not be involved with the coverage of the event, but they will offer plenty of bookend programming, starting each day with Morning Drive at 6am followed by Live from the Masters that will run each day from 8am until 3pm. The evening addition comes on at 7:30pm.

ESPN, ESPN3 and ESPN 3D will begin their coverage with the Par 3 Tournament on Wednesday. The tournament that began in 1960 is a really fun event to watch. Airtime for the event will be 3pm to 5pm.    

Sir Nick Faldo and Jim Nantz on the 18th tower all four days
Sir Nick Faldo and Jim Nantz on the 18th tower all four daysMichael Cohen/Getty Images

ESPN's broadcast will be hosted by Mike Tirico for Thursday and Friday's telecasts, and he will conduct player interviews from Augusta National’s Butler Cabin with analyst Curtis Strange.

The live action for all four days on CBS crew will call the action on both ESPN and their own coverage.

We will see Jim Nantz hosting the Masters for 25th year. His partner is of course three-time Masters champion Sir Nick Faldo, and they will call the action from the tower on the 18th hole.

At the 17th hole, it will be Peter Oosterhuis on the tower, with Verne Lundquist on the 16th and David Feherty on the 15th. On 14 it will be Bill Macatee while Peter Kostis is responsible for the 13th hole. Ian Baker-Finch has both the 11th and 12th holes covered for the network.

Airtime on ESPN for both Thursday and Friday will be 3pm to 7:30pm, with a prime-time replay starting each night at 8pm. CBS will air highlight shows Thursday and Friday nights at 11:35pm prior to David Letterman on both nights.

CBS' weekend coverage will be Saturday 3:30pm until 7pm. Then on Sunday it will be 2pm until 7:30pm, with the program able to go on longer should the event overrun.

All times given in this story are Eastern Time.

For those who have DirecTV they have some very cool special channels dedicated to the Masters.The satellite service offers four channels on one screen called The Mix, the Top 5 Leaders as they follow the best groups and The Leader Board which allows the viewer to check where their favorite player is at anytime.