Danielle Tucker Danielle is a McKinley High and University of Hawaii at Manoa graduate. While in college, working toward a degree in Communication, she got her first job in the broadcast industry at KHON TV2 as the assignment editor on the weekends. On week days, she worked on campus in Admissions and Records and did an internship at KKUA/KQMQ, all while carrying a 15-credit course load. It was during her "undeclared graduate" status period, when a job opened up doing the morning news for KQMQ. But how did she get into golf? Her father. He brought his skills from his native England and used those skills in the business world long before anyone started writing tutorials on how to do business on the golf course. During one of Danielle's
"junkets" to Disneyland in the 80's, when they took 10 winners and friend each to Disneyland for a week, her dad started talking to her about doing a golf show. There was one in LA back then and he was convinced it was the way for her to go. Her immediate response was "impossible!" She didn't work for a talk show radio station and couldn't "buy" airtime the way it's sold today.
Fast forward to the late 90's. When asked if she'd do a radio show about golf and promote the Pacific Golf Academy on Nimitz Hwy, she jumped at the opportunity since going back to the business was her goal after leaving to be closer to her son. It took some convincing, but she's now doing "The Golf Club" radio show, Saturday morning from 7 until 8:30 AM on four radio stations, one on each of the main Hawaiian Islands, plus streaming and archived at www.radiogolfclub.com.
The show has been on the air since 1998. She does interviews with golf specialists; from equipment to psychology and marketing aspects plus the golf teaching and PGA professionals add tips to help improve your game. Even Alice Cooper joined her fora 30 minutes chat after he wrote a book on golf. They also take the show on the road, live from all of the major events in Hawaii, from the Pearl Open to the LPGA's most recent addition, the Kapalua Classic.
During the week, her day job has her doing traffic reports for a number of radio stations owned by Cox Broadcasting including KINE, KCCN and KRTR. On television, she's reporting for KHNL News 8.
Peronally, her son joined the Army before September 11th 2002 and has since served three tours of duty, first in Iraq, then in Afghanistan and most recently another 15 months in Iraq. He's back on U.S. soil and she is very grateful just to know that she can pick up her cell and call. He probably won't answer but she can still call!
Just as she says at the end of her show, "Thank you for your Mana, and may you hit the sweet spot every time." See you "on top" the radio.
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