New Channel Placement Will Strengthen Network Position for Rural Listeners
(NASHVILLE, TN — AUGUST 6, 2015) After two years of steady growth, RURAL RADIO announced today that it is moving to a new channel on the SiriusXM lineup, shifting from channel 80 to a new station number on channel 147. With a large audience of farmers and ranchers and reaching more than 55 million listeners weekly, the network’s success prompted the move. Beginning August 13th, RURAL RADIO will be located near SiriusXM favorites such as FOX News, Bloomberg, POTUS Politics, CNN, and Road Dog Trucking. RURAL RADIO will take over its new permanent home address on SiriusXM channel 147.
“Based on RURAL RADIO’s popularity with our listeners, SiriusXM pushed our channel position to a higher tier. The new location is more aligned with our listeners,” said Paul Aaron, President & GM for RURAL RADIO. “Hands down it’s a better place for new listeners to discover our programming.”
In 2014, RURAL RADIO solidified a major international broadcast partnership with the World Professional Chuckwagon Association (WPCA) Pro Tour. In addition, the programming lineup has expanded to include coverage of PBR and PRCA events, and shows like MARKET DAY REPORT, RURAL EVENING NEWS, RURAL AMERICA LIVE, Western Sports Roundup, Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Ag PhD Radio, FFA Today, The Horse Show, Angus Talk, and Red Steagall’s Cowboy Corner.
“It’s been a great two years since our launch in 2013. We’re so proud to have partnered with SiriusXM for RURAL RADIO,” stated Patrick Gottsch, Founder & President of Rural Media Group. “From day one Rural Media Group’s goal has been to reconnect city with country. Rural is a way of life and RURAL RADIO means listeners can tune-in anywhere at any time to the only national network dedicated to rural America.”
For information about RURAL RADIO and its programs please go to ruralradio147.com.
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About Rural Media Group:
Rural Media Group, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and Western lifestyle. Reconnecting city with country, RMG is the parent company of RFD-TV, RURAL RADIO, FamilyNet, RFD-TV The Magazine, and RFD-TV The Theatre. RMG are distributed to more than 100-million homes worldwide by DBS, telco and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter, Optimum, Brighthouse, Suddenlink, Time Warner, 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 RMG. Launched in December 2000, RFD-TV is the nation’s first 24-hour television network featuring programming focused on the agribusiness, equine and the rural lifestyle, along with traditional country music and entertainment. Top RFD-TV programming includes Market Day Report, Rural Evening News, Rural America Live, Western Sports Weekly, top rodeo events such as The American, and award-winning musical entertainment such as The Marty Stuart Show, Reno’s Old Time Music, The Molly B Polka Party, and Larry’s Country Diner.
Found exclusively on SiriusXM channel 147 (formerly channel 80), is the agribusiness and western lifestyle channel for the U.S. and Canada. RURAL RADIO's program schedule revolves around original productions focused on agriculture, equine, hunting, fishing, Western sports, and living the country life in small towns and ranches. Broadcast operations for the station are located in Nashville, Tennessee. The channel airs multiple exclusive series including Market Day Report, Rural Evening News, Western Sports Round Up, and reports from CME on Commodity Wrap. RURAL RADIO also carries live western sports including PBR bull-riding and PRCA rodeo events every weekend.
Heather Huston, VP of Marketing, o: (615) 296-9332, m: (802)345-5262, heather@rfdtvcom