Meet Françoise Rhodes

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I'm truly honored that you have an interest in my life story. As the producer/host of two radio broadcasts, Golf is a 4-Letter Word and Traveling With Françoise, I love what I do.

A California native, I have yet to find a replacement, and I've looked and continue to look everywhere my travels take me.

Before my radio career began, I was (and still am) a journalist. Celebrity profiles being my forte' , I have been fortunate to have interviewed such notables as President Gerald Ford, LPGA Commissioner Carolyn Bivens, Fred Couples, Ray Romano, Michael Bolton, Alice Cooper, Joe Mantegna, Rick Dees, William Shatner, Joseph Wambaugh, Arnold Palmer, Mickey Rooney, Bo Derek, Tim Conway,  Jerry Weintraub, and so many more. In fact, I have interviewed over 100 celebrities/athletes/notables and was the last person to interview actor Doug McClure.      

My articles have appeared in InStyle Magazine, Horse and Horseman, Senior Life USA, Press Enterprise, Women Poker Player, Golf Divas, Desert Sun and more. Currently I'm a staff writer for Desert Golf Magazine and Colorado Golf Magazine. This is where my addiction to the game of golf progressed at a rapid pace.  When writing for publications that are focused on one subject, you tend to live and breathe that subject!

At one time my index was a seven, but maintaining a single digit took more time than I had. I have been women's club president, organized tournaments, club champion, participated in team play, and frankly loved playing skins with the guys, straight up - no strokes and from the white tees.

Today, I play for fun and enjoy participating in charity tournaments. Gone are the six-days-a-week golf games.  However, my travels take me to phenomenal golf courses that I can't wait to play.

I take my craft seriously and am a member of the Golf Writers Association of America, California Golf Writers & Broadcasters Association, Media Mavens, Society of American Travel Writers, Travel Writers Association of America,, Palm Springs Women in Film, Rotary International of Palm Springs and, I'm sure, a few more I can’t remember.
My love for radio began eleven years ago and was prompted by a co-hosting gig on a local sports show. The seed was planted and I began the process of developing “Get A Life" With Françoise. This one hour radio show quickly became a hit. After two years I wanted to bring my enjoyment of travel into the program so I added another hour, changed the format and name to Traveling With Françoise!

Three years ago, the General Manager of 1010 KXPS Sports Radio asked why I didn’t have a golf show. There was really no good reason for not having one, so we decided to give it a shot. Because of every golfer's love/hate relationship with the game the name "Golf is a 4 Letter Word!" popped into my head, obviously the name stuck.

Life is an adventure, well mine certainly is. I have toured the U.S. nuclear submarine The Thresher, floated the airways in the Good Year Blimp, was rescued by the U.S. aircraft carrier Enterprise off the coast of Italy (our small boat ran out of gas thanks to the great/handsome Italian tour guide) and toured an off limits (to the public) Mexican gun-boat.
Beside playing golf and hosting my radio shows I enjoy playing poker, my home, traveling and driving. I always seem to have projects I'm working on; I wish there were 10 of me to help.

But enough about me, I want to hear from you. So send your suggestions and comments whenever they arise.
Thank you for your support, it means a great deal to me, and remember, "Golf is a 4-Letter Word in more ways than one!"
Here’s how you can reach me:
Phone: 760.409.9779

Mailing Address
Golf is a 4-Letter Word, 207 Camino Arroyo North, Palm Desert CA 92260

Alternate Mailing Address
Françoise Rhodes, Golf is a 4 Letter Word
1010 KXPS Sports Radio, 75-153 Merle Drive, Unit D
Palm Desert, CA 92211