RFD-TV, The Cowboy Channel, and RURAL RADIO Channel 147 to Broadcast Live Coverage of the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Catch the Daily Buckle Ceremony, “Outside the Barrel” with Flint Rasmussen, and “Western Sports Round-Up” with Steve Kenyon on Radio and TV
(NASHVILLE, TENN. — December 5th, 2017) Viewers and listeners can follow the rodeo action on RFD-TV, The Cowboy Channel, and RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM radio this December from the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Vegas. Coverage of the WNFR begins on December 7th and goes through December 16th, 2017 on all three platforms. Watch our live shows from Vegas on RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel and listen on RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM radio. Recaps of the nightly action will also be covered in a daily Facebook live post on RFD-TV’s Facebook page hosted by Steve Kenyon each night after the rodeo wraps.
TV Schedule (Simulcast on RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel):
3 PM ET – Buckle Ceremony (showing the previous night’s ceremony. Note this will not air on Dec. 7th).
4 PM ET – “Western Sports Round-Up” with Steve Kenyon as he recaps the daily rodeo action from the WNFR as well as insight as to what to expect next.
5 PM ET – “Outside the Barrel” hosted by famous PBR Barrel man and entertainer Flint Rasmussen.
Additional Programming for The Cowboy Channel ONLY:
6 PM ET – “She’s Gone Country” hosted by Vicki Christensen.
Note WNFR programming will re-air in primetime on The Cowboy Channel:
7 PM ET “Western Sports Round-Up”
8 PM ET “Outside the Barrel”
RURAL RADIO Channel 147 Schedule:
5 PM ET – “Outside the Barrel”
6 PM ET – “Western Sports Round-Up”
8 PM ET – Buckle Ceremony: Hear the winning cowboys and cowgirls receive their trophy buckles from the night before.
9 PM ET – Coverage of the National Finals Rodeo with Steve Kenyon LIVE on RURAL RADIO Channel 147.
Get the full radio and TV broadcast schedule here.
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.