American Century Investments and Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM is Teaming Up for the New Radio Show, “Americas Financial Coach”
Premieres Monday, January at 5 p.m. ET
(NASHVILLE, TENN. — December 27th, 2017) American Century Investments and Rural Radio Channel 147 SiriusXM today announced the launch of “America’s Financial Coach,” a new one-hour radio show designed to help people navigate eve RURAL RADIO 147 Introduces New Show Americas Financial Coachryday financial challenges. Co-hosted by RFD-TV News Director Mark Oppold and Al Chingren, a vice president and financial expert from global money management firm American Century Investments, “America’s Financial Coach” kicks off with programs on January 2nd and 3rd, 2018 at 5 p.m. ET on SiriusXM Channel 147. After the inaugural week, the show can be heard Monday through Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET.
“This show will focus on educating people about basic financial topics so that they can better plan for long-term goals like retirement or building savings to send a child to college,” Chingren said. “American Century has been helping people reach these important goals for nearly 60 years so this new radio program provides the perfect platform for sharing our insights and expertise.”
The creation of the “America’s Financial Coach” radio show is an extension of American Century’s existing relationship with Rural Media Group, Inc., the parent company of RFD-TV, RURAL RADIO, The Cowboy Channel, RFD-TV’s The American, and RFD-TV The Magazine. Since April of 2017, Chingren and other financial experts from American Century have made regular appearances on RFD-TV’s “Rural America Live” program to answer viewer questions about financial topics.
“The radio show will help us build on many of the themes we’ve been discussing every month on RFD-TV,” Chingren said. “For many people, personal finance can be confusing and a little daunting. Our goal is to help people become more comfortable with these topics so that they can create a plan to achieve important financial goals.”
RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM, is the agribusiness and Western lifestyle channel for the U.S. and Canada. RURAL RADIO's programming is focused on agriculture, equine, hunting, fishing, Western sports, and living the country life in small towns and ranches. Listeners can hear extensive weekday programming devoted to rural news, weather, and commodity market reports live from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Afternoons feature interactive shows answering agricultural questions, while the evenings and weekends showcase Western sports, including coverage of bull-riding from the PBR and rodeos from around the country.
RURAL RADIO 147 is the first and ONLY national radio network serving rural America and Canada and is available to more than 31.5 million households. RURAL RADIO also offers a broad slate of Western sports programming year-round featuring “Western Sports Round-Up” with Steve Kenyon, “Outside the Barrel” with Flint Rasmussen, and coverage of PBR, WPCA, and PRCA events.
RURAL RADIO 147 is fast becoming the recognized leader in Western sports coverage. Working in cooperation with ProRodeoLive.com, RURAL RADIO has been the exclusive home for events like the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, and complete coverage of RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN. Other rodeo coverage includes events such as: The Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo, the California Rodeo Salinas, The Calgary Stampede, the Ellensburg Rodeo, the Pendleton Round-Up, the PRCA's Wrangler Champions Challenge events, and of course the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December.
American Century Investments is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, American Century Investments’ 1,300 employees serve investment professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors from offices in New York; London; Hong Kong; Mountain View, Calif.; and Kansas City, Mo. Jonathan S. Thomas is president and chief executive officer, and Victor Zhang and David MacEwen serve as co-chief investment officers. Delivering investment results to clients enables American Century Investments to distribute over 40 percent of its dividends to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization. The Institute owns more than 40 percent of American Century Investments and has received dividend payments of $1.4 billion since 2000. For more information about American Century Investments, visit www.americancentury.com.
About Rural Media Group, Inc. (RMG):
Rural Media Group, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and Western lifestyle. With a mission of reconnecting “city with country,” RMG is the parent company of RFD-TV, RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM radio, The Cowboy Channel, and RFD-TV The Magazine. RMG networks are distributed to more than 100 million homes worldwide by DBS, telco and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter Spectrum, Suddenlink, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. Corporate headquarters and broadcast operations are in Nashville, Tennessee.
RFD-TV is the flagship network for Rural Media Group. Launched in December of 2000, RFD-TV is the nation’s first 24-hour television network featuring programming focused on the agribusiness, equine and the rural lifestyles, along with traditional country music and entertainment. RFD-TV produces six hours of live news each weekday in support of rural America and is a leading independent cable channel available in more than 50 million homes on DISH Network, DIRECTV®, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Spectrum, Cox, Comcast, Mediacom, Suddenlink, and many other rural cable systems. In addition, RFD-TV can be streamed online via The Country Club at rfdcc.com, DIRECTV NOW, Roku, and Sling TV’s Heartland Extra package. For more information, please visit RFDTV.com.
Facebook: @OfficialRFDTV | Twitter: @OfficialRFDTV | Instagram: @RFDTV
About RURAL RADIO 147:
Found exclusively on SiriusXM channel 147, RURAL RADIO 147 is the agribusiness and Western-lifestyle channel for the U.S. and Canada. RURAL RADIO 147's program schedule revolves around original productions focused on agriculture, equine, hunting, fishing, Western sports, and living the country life in small towns around rural America. Broadcast operations for the station are located in Nashville, Tennessee. The channel airs multiple exclusive news and agriculture series along with live broadcasts of Western sports competitions from the PBR, PRCA rodeos, and WPCA Chuckwagon races. For more information, please visit RuralRadio147.com.
Facebook: @RURALRADIO147 | Twitter: @RURALRADIO147 | Instagram: @RURALRADIO147
About The Cowboy Channel:
The Cowboy Channel is the first 24-hour television network totally dedicated to western sports and the western lifestyle. Headquartered in the Fort Worth Stockyards, The Cowboy Channel features content focused on rodeo, bull riding, roping, reining, barrel racing, and other western sports anchor, along with western fashion, music, and movies. The lineup also features a wide variety of “live” coverage from major western events showcasing the world’s toughest and most talented cowboys and cowgirls. The network enjoys distribution into more than 30 million homes on cable/satellite systems on DISH Network, DIRECTV®, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Spectrum, Cox, Comcast, Mediacom, Verizon FIOS TV, and many other rural cable systems. In addition, The Cowboy Channel can be streamed via Sling TV’s Heartland Extra package. For more information, please visit TheCowboyChannel.com.
Facebook: @CowboyChannel | Twitter: @Cowboy_Channel | Instagram: @CowboyChannel
About RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN:
RFD-TV’s The American is an annual event that occurs each February at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. The American is known as “the world’s richest one-day rodeo” and pays out nearly $3 million annually through a series of qualifiers, The Semi-Finals, and the final event, RFD-TV’s The American. The event unites the top athletes in the world from the PRCA, WPRA, and PBR world standings and pits them against underdogs who advance from The American Semi-Finals, together to battle for the biggest single paycheck of their lives. For more information, please visit AmericanRodeo.com.
Facebook: @RFDTVAmerican | Twitter: @RFDTVAmerican | Instagram: @RFDTVAmerican
About RFD-TV The Magazine:
RFD-TV The Magazine is the print programming guide for RMG networks with feature articles, programming updates, and more. The publication is published bi-monthly and has historically attracted more than 180,000 paid subscribers. For more information or to subscribe, please visit: RFDTV.com/Magazine.