ESPN 1000 picks up weekly golf show with Barry Cronin

The CDGA Golf Show

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In partnership with the Chicago District Golf Association, Good Karma Brands ESPN sports/talk WMVP 1000-AM will air “The CDGA Golf Show" from 7 to 9 a.m. Sundays, starting April 3. It will feature interviews with top golfers, news updates about the PGA Tour and other events, and interaction with listeners.

Barry Cronin, the former Sun-Times sportswriter who’s now editor of Chicago District Golfer magazine, will host the show with Tyler Aki, a producer at ESPN 1000.

Barry Cronin

“We are excited to partner with The Chicago District Golf Association to create an entertaining and informational show every Sunday morning,” said Danny Zederman, director of content at ESPN 1000.

Since 2020 Cronin has been hosting “Scorecard,” a weekly golf show on Audacy sports/talk WSCR 670-AM. Cronin and co-host David Schuster succeeded Ed Sherman and Steve Olken, who stepped down after 10 years on the show.

This year the Chicago District Golf Association moved sponsorship of its weekly show from The Score to ESPN 1000.

“We feel the partnership between two iconic Chicago brands – ESPN 1000 and the CDGA – will allow us to present a golf show that will be timely, informative, entertaining and interactive,” Robert Markionni, executive director of the organization, said in a statement.

“The ‘CDGA Golf Show’ will keep golfers in the Chicago area as well as outside the metro region informed about the game from a local, national and international perspective. In short, if it has to do with golf, the ‘CDGA Golf Show’ will cover it.”

After 13 years at the Sun-Times, Cronin left in 1995 to become a golf industry publicist and launch Cronin Communications, based in Park Ridge.

Monday’s comment of the day: Regine Schlesinger: Wonderful news about Kris Habermehl! He was a terrific asset to both WBBM-TV and WBBM Newsradio for many years. In his chopper, he could beat any reporter on the ground to the scene of breaking news and offer insightful and always accurate information about what was happening. His amazing breadth of knowledge took your breath away when he provided commentary for the Chicago Air and Water Show each summer. It’s very smart of Channel 2 to rehire him!