West River Strategies, LLC is proud to partner with Rural Radio 147 to bring you two brand new shows, launching November 7th; “The Bend” and “Ranch It Up!”
“The Bend” is an all-new outdoor adventure show, which will dive into the stories of hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, cooking and anything that has to do with the outdoors and the back trails. Guests share their stories about success, failure, and the one that got away. Hear not just about gear, but more about what makes the outdoors relatable to everyone.
The host, Rebecca Wanner, has been an outdoor enthusiast her entire life. Her family operated a working guest ranch for many years along with a cattle ranch to this very day. She has trekked the globe far and wide in search of the next adventure and story to tell! She is an avid hunter, hiker, sportsman, and marksman with a specific passion for just spending quality time in nature with her family.
After “The Bend”, listeners can stay tuned for “Ranch It Up”, hosted by popular award-winning entertainer, Jeff “Tigger” Erhardt, who was formerly the voice of “The Working Ranch Radio Show”.
Every week, “Ranch It Up” will dig into the stories of ranching, cattle, farming, food, cowboys, rodeo, markets and the western way of life. Guests from all sectors of animal and food production share tips, ideas, strategies and humorous stories of those people who live at the end of dirt roads.
The host, Jeff Erhardt or “Tigger” is known the across country as an advocate of agriculture and an entertainer. His relatable and engaging style keeps his audience captivated and wondering what will happen next. He is a professional rodeo announcer, a keynote speaker, communications consultant and rancher.
“The Bend” can be heard every Saturday on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. For more information and to connect, visit http://www.thebendshow.com, on social media @thebendshow, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the hotline at 305-900-BEND.
“Ranch It Up” can be heard every Saturday on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM at 1:30 pm Eastern Time. For more information and to connect, visit http://www.ranchitupshow.com, on social media @ranchitupshow, email email@example.com or call the hotline at 707-RANCH-20.
About West River Strategies: West River Strategies is a marketing, promotion and communications company. They provide broadcast and entertainment programs through local, regional and national channels, along with professional speaking services and communications consulting.
RFD-TV and RURAL RADIO are proud of our very own Steve Kenyon of ProRodeoLive.com, who received the WPRA Media Award during the annual WPRA Star Celebration last night at the Grand Ballroom of the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las, Vegas. The award was given to Kenyon in recognition of media coverage he has given to the WPRA and its members through the years on ProRodeo Live.
The WPRA website described the professional rodeo announcer as follows: “Kenyon has had a microphone in his hand dating back to 1993 when he joined the PRCA and started his rodeo announcing career. Today, when he is not officially announcing a PRCA rodeo as their announcer, he can be found at a PRCA rodeo bringing live coverage of the event to the fans through the internet and satellite radio. He also hosts Western Sports Round-Up, a weekly radio program on RURAL RADIO, bringing year-round coverage to the sport of rodeo. He received the PRCA Media Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism in 2009.”
Steve Kenyon has worked for more than 20 years in professional rodeo. Since 1992, Steve has brought color and depth to his live broadcasts as a rodeo announcer. He is a Pendleton, Oregon, native and a six-time Wrangler NFR team roping qualifier. Steve is the owner of ProRodeo Live and in 2009 he was awarded the PRCA’s Excellence in Broadcast Media Award. Catch Steve on RURAL RADIO weekdays at 6 PM ET (encore 10 PM ET) and his live rodeo coverage Fridays at 8 PM ET and Saturdays at 2 PM ET on SiriusXM Radio. Get the full schedule at ruralradio147.com.
The group explains to Flint that they originally considered their music part of the “southern rock” genre, but found that country music industry was changing and eager to adopt a new kind of sound. As the Kentucky Headhunters grow older, they improve their songwriting and hone their singing abilities. Thanks to this, their target demographic has expanded from just rural areas into the bigger cities.
Aptly nicknamed “Southern Rock Royalty,” the Kentucky Headhunters have produced 12 studio albums, four consecutive Top 40 Hits, and earned a Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Their 2015 album Meet Me in Bluesland, included the sounds of pianist Johnnie Johnson and Rock N Roll Hall of Famer and legendary keyboardist for Chuck Berry. The album reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Blues Album chart the week of its debut.
Kentucky Headhunter’s new album On Safari is a southern rock album that highlights the southern way of life and is available at stores and through digital retailers on November 4th. For more information on The Kentucky Headhunters, visit KentuckyHeadhunters.net and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
“Outside the Barrel” airs at on Friday 5pm ET and 8pm ET on RURAL RADIO Sirius XM Channel 147, and again at 1pm ET on Sunday.
NEW SHOW! Introducing “RealAg Radio,” the new series from RealAgriculture.com. Your new, go-to source for the latest ag news and issues affecting North American farmers and ranchers. Premieres October 24th and airs weekdays at 4 PM ET on Ruralradio147 on SiriusXM Radioand SiriusXM Canada.
Get LIVE coverage on RFD-TV and RURAL RADIO throughout the rest of the week (Oct 19th-21st)! Over the last few days, FFA Today has met with important FFA specialists to get an inside look on the exciting things to look forward to throughout the convention.
Hear about all things FFA related on our weekly broadcast, “FFA Today”. The show airs on Saturdays at 7:30am ET and again on Sundays at 5pm ET. Tune in LIVE, online, or via the Sirius XM app to Channel 147.
Cindy Hefner, program manager for the National Officer Management Team at the National FFA Organization joins us on “FFA Today.” Each year, everyone looks forward to the grand reveal of convention’s theme song to set the energy and tone in the arena for the next four days. This year’s song is based on the convention’s theme, “Transform,” decided by the officers, who had to describe what that word meant to them in the context of developing agriculture.
“FFA Today” correspondent Micheal Clements catches up with Keisto Lucero, Education Specialist for National FFA, who gives a behind-the-scenes look into the officer selection process during the National Convention. A selection committee is created through nominations of current National FFA participants, followed by a series of interviews and practice speeches.
That’s where the Canadian and U.S. borders meet. With one of the largest bilateral trading relationships in the world, these two north American neighbors enjoy $47 billion worth of agricultural trade annually. But what do these similarities and differences in both countries mean to modern day farmers and ranchers?
Introducing “RealAg Radio,” the new show that explores both sides of the 49th parallel, highlighting the Canadian and American ag industries to demonstrate how they are directly linked through trade agreements, waterways, and integrated value chains and how current ag issues affect farmers and ranchers in both countries.
Produced by RealAgriculture.com, “RealAg Radio” offers ag enthusiasts everywhere an opportunity to learn about and experience an inside look at North American agriculture. Hosted by ag experts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner of RealAgriculture.com, the new series will feature the latest headlines from around the world of ag and include discussions on current events, markets, agronomy, machinery, farm management, and cover real time issues impacting broadacre farmers, beef and dairy producers, and agriculture in general. The series will feature agriculture experts, weekly topical segments, and special guest interviews to bring listeners a deep dive view of the agriculture news they need to run their daily operations.
“Since 2013, RURAL RADIO Channel 147 has been providing excellent rural programming to SiriusXM subscribers. Canadian agriculture is a critical part of the North American market and “RealAg Radio” will share that story,” said Haney. “We’re excited to connect RURAL RADIO listeners.”
“RFD-TV and RURAL RADIO are always looking to expand our Canadian content and “RealAg Radio” is a huge step forward to help fill the demand from millions of our viewers and listeners who want more information,” stated Patrick Gottsch, Founder & President of Rural Media Group, Inc. “We look forward to working with Shaun to not only better serve our large, and growing, television and radio audience in both Canada and the U.S., but just as important, to increase the variety of crops being covered while providing exposure for other market perspectives as we strive to report on worldwide agricultural conditions.”
“RealAg Radio” segments will mirror what readers and listeners of RealAgriculture.com have come to expect, from dynamic coverage of world-class conferences, to in-depth agronomic know-how, and on to insight and commentary into current events shaping the global agriculture industry.
“I find that whether you are in Carrot River, Saskatchewan, or Franklin, Tennessee, you are faced by many of the same issues as a farmer or rancher. Market conglomeration, access to credit, and volatile commodity prices are faced by all growers no matter where they farm or ranch.” – Shaun Haney, founder RealAgriculture.com.
Catch “RealAg Radio” weekdays at 4 p.m. ET on RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM. For more information, go to RealAgRadio.com or RealAgriculture.com. To get the full schedule visit RURALRADO147.com.
Weekly Segments Featured on “RealAg Radio”
Wheat Pete’s Word
Get timely agronomic advice through a weekly call-in segment called “Wheat Pete’s Word.” Whether you grow corn, soybeans, wheat, canola or pulses, this agronomy feature will provide you with sound advice and practical tips for your operation. Hosted by nationally recognized, self- proclaimed “Wild Man” — Peter Johnson, you’ll get the latest insight applicable to wheat, corn, and soy agronomy to growers in North America.
Beef Market Update with Anne Wasko
With more than 30 years’ experience, Anne Wasko brings you the latest in the North American cattle markets, providing key analysis of cattle data, statistics, and insight on how these two tight-knit borders navigate frequent shipments of cattle and boxed beef within the guidelines of mutually beneficial trade deals like NAFTA.
Mind Your Farm Business
Hosted by a variety of agricultural experts, this weekly segment will feature the latest farm management practices ensuring that listeners have very practical advice to improve their bottom line. Guest will include Jolene Brown, David Kohl, Robert Saik, and more.
Farmers across North America love to
drive, view, and talk machinery. Hosted by Saskatchewan grain farmer Jim Hale, this weekly segment will feature special guests as they discuss the latest in machinery news, trends, and issues impacting farmers across North America.
The RealAgriculture field team brings you the latest coverage from the top agriculture conferences and trade shows. Coverage will include events such as the National Farm Machinery Show, Farm Progress Show, the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, and the World Dairy Expo. Field editors include Bernard Tobin, Lyndsey Smith,
Debra Murphy. Listeners will also hear from regular expert guests, such as Owen Roberts, Andrew Campbell, and other ag experts featured regularly on RealAgriculture.com.
Hosts of “RealAg Radio”
Founder of RealAgriculture.com, Shaun Haney manages one of the leading industry digital sites for Canadian farmers and ranchers across the country. In just over eight years Haney has grown RealAgriculture.com to be a digital ag news leader in Canada serving farmers across the country covering the latest agriculture, agronomics, current events and farm show news. Shaun was raised on a seed farm just outside of Picture Butte and continues to work with the family business, Haney Farms, a venerable company established in 1927.
Kelvin Heppner is a seasoned agriculture broadcaster and field editor for RealAgriculture.com. Heppner started working in radio when he was 16 and has now been in the world of radio and online media for over a decade, focusing primarily on Canadian agriculture. Heppner has an agribusiness degree from the University of Manitoba, was named the Broadcaster’s Association of Manitoba “Broadcaster of Tomorrow” in 2011, and has been recognized for his ag reporting and writing by the Canadian Farm Writers Federation. When he’s not busy breaking the latest ag news, Kelvin is raising a growing family near Altona, Manitoba, where he also farms with his dad, growing grain and running a broiler breeder chicken operation.
Last week on “Outside the Barrel,” host Flint Rasmussen had the wonderful opportunity to hang out and chat with Highway 101 lead singer, Paulette Carlson. Throughout their career, Highway 101 recorded four No. 1 singles, 10 Top Ten Hits, and was nominated for two Grammy awards for “Best Country Album” and “Best Country Single”.
Ever since she was a little girl, Paulette knew she would grow up to marry a cowboy and become a singer/songwriter. She grew up in Minnesota but decided that if she really wanted to make it big, she’d have to commit herself and move to Nashville.
After having great success in the music industry, Paulette took some time off from her music career to be a mother and wife but tells Flint she never stopped loving music. “This is who I am, in my world, I am a singer/songwriter”.
The family has been living in Montana, but Paulette recently returned to Nashville where she has acquired a manager and a PR firm and plans to begin touring again. On her first concert back, Paulette said it was like she never missed a beat – she just loved performing for people, no matter where or when.
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Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen airs on Fridays at 5pm ET and Sundays at 1pm ET on Sirius XM Radio Channel 147.