Sirius re-instates Rural Radio in Canada

Sirius re-instates Rural Radio in Canada

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(NASHVILLE, TENN. — Feb. 2, 2016) Effective immediately, Rural Radio Channel 147 is reactivated on SiriusXM Canada and broadcasting across the country. The move came after Sirius was inundated with calls, letters, and social posts from listeners dismayed at the sudden removal of the rural-lifestyle channel in October from the Sirius side of the SiriusXM Canada lineup.

The re-launch currently covers about 90 percent of Sirius radio devices in Canada. Older receivers may take up to 90 days to begin receiving the signal. 

“We are pleased that Canadians will once again have the opportunity to hear all of the great programming on Rural Radio,” said Patrick Gottsch, the network’s founder and president. “From our live coverage of the Calgary Stampede and the Canadian Finals Rodeo to our other lifestyle and agribusiness programs, we’ll continue to expand coverage and have content that Canadians enjoy for years to come.”

As the only national and rural focused North American radio network Rural Radio is devoted to live agribusiness news, real-time market info, weather, commodity markets, stock quotes, western sports, equine, and rural lifestyle programming. Rural Radio reaches most of Canada’s farmers and ranchers, who collectively make up the $51 billion Canadian agriculture industry, according to the 2011 census report. In addition, Rural Radio devotes evening and weekend programming to Western sports including professional rodeo, bull-riding and Chuckwagon racing.

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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, FamilyNet, 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 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. 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.

Found exclusively on SiriusXM channel 147, this 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 around rural America. Broadcast operations for the station are located in Nashville, Tennessee. The channel airs multiple exclusive series including “MARKET DAY REPORT,” “RURAL EVENING NEWS,” “RURAL AMERICA LIVE,” and “WESTERN SPORTS ROUND-UP,” as well as “Outside the Barrel,” with Flint Rasmussen, “Commodity Wrap,” with Marlin Bohling, “AgPhD,” “RealAg Radio,” “AgDay,” “FFA Today,” and “Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.” RURAL RADIO also carries live broadcasts of Western sports competitions such as the PBR, PRCA rodeos, and WPCA Chuckwagon races.

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