“In the Fairway” Leaves Radio

The popular show hosted by Jerry Walters has become a podcast.

By Jon Rizzi

Courtesy In the Fairway podcast

The longest-running golf talk show in Colorado has left the radio airwaves. After a quarter century of broadcasting on commercial stations up and down the dial, Jerry Walters has pulled the plug on “In the Fairway.”

Jerry Walters

Partnering most recently with Mike Castorino on 104.3 The Fan, the sometimes irreverent but always entertaining Walters has interviewed some of the biggest names in golf during his morning weekend time slot.

Courtesy In The Fairway podcast

This just in, however. Walters and Castorino are moving the wit, humor and depth of “In the Fairway” to a weekly podcast under the same name.

“With a podcast, your interview time isn’t dictated by a time clock to 10-12 minutes to take a commercial break,” Walters explains. “A time clock is a thing of the past. When we have an entertaining guest such as Kevin Kisner’s caddie, each story leads to another round of laughter, memories and insight. Also, unlike a regular time slot on a radio station, interviews can be recorded in advance according to the time restrictions of the guest.”

Jerry Walters and Jennifer Kupcho

Also factoring into the move was the pandemic-inspired success Walters and Castorino enjoyed when they took their show to Facebook Live for 25 episodes. The ability to allow guests a wider berth enriched the interviews and allowed more interaction. In its podcast format, those interviews will continue, and, Walters promises,  “more features and chatter about current golf events.”

Walters and “In the Fairway” have won numerous awards including two Media Person of the Year awards from both the Colorado Golf Association and Colorado PGA Section. He also received the 2012 Ralph Moore Media Award from the Colorado Open Golf Foundation and the 2020 Distinguished Service Award from the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame.

You can find the “In the Fairway” podcast every week on Apple, Spotify and Buzzsprout. Their guests so far this season have included Duane Bock (Kevin Kisner’s caddie immediately following the Presidents Cup), Billy Spencer (Sungjae Im’s caddie), Damon Hack from Golf Channel, LIV Tour player Anirban Lahiri, Colin Byrne (Louie Oosthuizen’s caddie), Jill McGill, winner of the US Senior Women’s Open, and John Wood, former caddie turned broadcaster.

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