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Golf fans' petitions brings Golf Channel to television viewers

August 1, 2007

Albany - Golf fans in Albany have been crying fore since they have not been able to watch early round coverage of PGA Tour tournaments on cable television.

That has changed starting on Wednesday.

Mediacom announcing that the Golf Channel is now available on channel 72 for analog subscribers.

The credit goes to Janine Bailey and Loretta West.

The ladies started a petition drive back in January to bring the Golf Channel to Mediacom's analog subscribers.

Their petition drive attracted thousands of signatures and the attention of Mediacom who watched a story on WALB News 10 back in January on their effort.

Mediacom vice-president for operations in Georgia Don Zagorski said "We just didn't know how much traffic it would bring. but over thousands, thousands of golfers here in Georgia, the home of the Masters voiced their opinion they wanted to see it on all of their t.v.s ."

The Golf Channel will televise 43 tournaments under the PGA tour's new television package that began this year.

The Golf Channel will cover first and second round action of 30 tournaments and televise all four rounds of 13 PGA events for the next 15 years.

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