New Year’s 2023 – Special Programming

January 2, 2023

Strike up the band, set the lights, and get ready to raise the curtains! RFD-TV, The Cowboy Channel, and RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM kick off the New Year with a not-to-be-missed lineup of eye-popping pageantry.

EquestFest

8 AM ET | 7 AM CT | 6 AM MT | 5 AM PT

Equine lovers will especially appreciate the splendor of “EquestFest,” the annual precursor to the Rose Parade that celebrates the equestrian units that are participating. Held at the Equidome at Burbank’s Los Angeles Equestrian Center, “EquestFest” goes behind-the-scenes to showcase equestrian performances, exhibit drills and dances, trick riding, roping and a variety of breeds, along with impressive and unique tack and costumes. Some of the units typically participating in the Rose Parade include the Budweiser Clydesdales, The New Buffalo Soldiers, the Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard, the U.S. Forest Service Park String, and several mounted drill teams.

The 2023 Rose Parade Pre-Show *

10 AM ET | 9 AM CT | 8 AM MT | 7 AM PT

The 134th Rose Parade, presented by Honda, returns with meteorologist Christina Loren of RFD-TV and RURAL RADIO Channel 147 and veteran host Pam Minick from “American Rancher” and “Gentle Giants.” The Pre-Show will take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the floats, performers, marching bands, horses, and myriad other special attractions as they all get ready to take their places in the spectacle that is the Tournament of Roses Parade, held annually in Pasadena, California.

The 134th Rose Parade presented by Honda *

11 AM ET | 10 AM CT | 9 AM MT | 8 AM PT

The Tournament of Roses is America’s New Year Celebration, a greeting to the world on the first day of the year, and a salute to the community spirit and love of pageantry that have thrived in Pasadena for more than 100 years. Former Congresswoman and National Advocate Gabby Giffords will serve as Grand Marshal.

Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom: Protecting the Wild

1 PM ET | 12 PM CT | 11 AM MT | 10 AM PT

New Series Premiere! “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” is back in action, producing a new television series to showcase conservation success stories and to inspire the next generation of conservationists: “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom: Protecting the Wild.” Coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the original “Wild Kingdom”show, Peter Gros of the original “Wild Kingdom” show hosts the new series and appears alongside featured guests from conservation organizations. Some of the endangered animals featured in the series include Florida panthers, cougars, bears, wolves, coral and more.

* Also airing concurrently on RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM.

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Rural Lifestyle & Entertainment Shows
The affable and unassuming international singing star Daniel O’Donnell is one of Ireland’s best known performers – from Australia to Alaska.
Join popular polka performer Mollie Busta as she hosts the weekly “Mollie B Polka Party” on RFD-TV! The one-hour program features the nation’s top polka bands and a wide variety of ethnic styles produced on location at music festivals from around the country.
Ray’s Roadhouse is a weekly program featuring the music of Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel. Ray and his band Asleep at the Wheel has had a more than 50 year career in the music industry and over the years have earned nine Grammy Awards. The program also will feature guest performers such as Pat Green, Stoney LaRue and Kelly Willis.
First introduced to RFD-TV on Larry’s Country Diner, The Malpass Brothers, modern day troubadours, bring you their very own, brand-new show to RFD-TV. Viewers can enjoy traditional country music from the brother duo of Chris & Taylor Malpass, a featured celebrity guest on each episode, and loads of clever humor.
“The Marty Stuart Show” is a must-see during RFD-TV’s Saturday Night Music Row. Each exciting episode features Mr. Stuart and his band “The Fabulous Superlatives.” Episodes also feature his wife — “Country Queen,” Ms. Connie Smith—who has helped make the show a celebrated success.