[Nashville, TN] – President Trump will address the National FFA Convention on Saturday, October 27. RFD-TV, The Cowboy Channel, and Rural Radio on SiriusXM Channel 147 will carry this historic speech live as part of our regular coverage of the 9th General FFA Session from Indianapolis, with coverage beginning at 1 PM ET. President Trump will be the first President to speak to the National FFA Convention in person since President George H. W. Bush addressed the delegates in 1991.
In addition to the Presidential remarks, fans of FFA will see expanded coverage in 2018. Not only will RFD-TV cover all 30 hours in its entirety as it has in years past, but viewers can now watch the events on The Cowboy Channel and listen on Rural Radio on SiriusXM Channel 147. This expanded carriage means the National FFA Convention will be available to 126,000,000 subscribers in the United States and Canada.
The National FFA Convention, held annually by FFA, one of the world’s leading youth leadership organizations, is expected to attract 69,000 members to Indianapolis for a week-long celebration where they will live their motto: Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, and Living to Serve. The nearly 600,000 members who cannot make the event will be able to follow the excitement live on television or radio.
Airtimes on RFD-TV, The Cowboy Channel, and Rural Radio on SiriusXM Channel 147:
- Wednesday, October 24: 6:30 – 8:30 PM ET
- Thursday, October 25: 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET
- Thursday, October 25: 5:00 – 6:30 PM ET
- Thursday, October 25: 7:00 – 10:00 PM ET
- Friday, October 26: 8:00 – 10:30 AM ET
- Friday, October 26: 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET
- Friday, October 26: 2:30 – 4:30 PM ET
- Friday, October 26: 5:30 – 7:00 PM ET*
- Friday, October 26: 7:00 – 8:30 PM ET
- Saturday, October 27: 7:30 – 11:30 AM ET
- Saturday, October 27: 1:00 – 4:30 PM ET*
*Not available on The Cowboy Channel
Support for commercial free coverage is provided by the following: Animal Health International, Big Iron Auctions, CanAM, Culver’s, Dish, Express Employment, RAM, and Ridley, an Alltech Company.
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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 (52 million homes), RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM Radio (33 million units), The Cowboy Channel (42 million homes), and RFD-TV The Magazine. RMG networks are distributed worldwide by DBS, telco and cable systems, including DISH, DIRECTV®, Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter Spectrum, Suddenlink, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. Corporate headquarters are in Omaha, Nebraska; broadcast operations are in Nashville, Tennessee for RFD-TV and RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM Radio, and in the Fort Worth (Texas) Stockyards for The Cowboy Channel.
About The Cowboy Channel, RFD-TV & Rural Radio XM147:
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 genres, 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 42 million homes on cable/satellite systems on DISH, 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.
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 52 million homes on DISH, 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.
Rural Radio XM147 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.