Shaun Haney, host of RealAg Radio, drops by the Rural Radio studios in Nashville, Tennessee, and sits down with Marlin Bohling to talk, music, sports, food, and of course, agriculture.
Olympic bronze-medalist and former FFA member Clayton Murphy talks with “FFA Today” contributor Matt Brechwald about FFA, Olympic glory, and how chasing pigs around the farm can make for great training.
“FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio, Channel 147 on SiriusXM at 7:30 AM Eastern on Saturdays, 6:30 PM Eastern on Sundays, and is available on Sirius on Demand.
12-year-old barrel racing sensation Dally Parker stops by the Rural Radio studios to talk about her remarkable success so far, and her hopes for this year’s “The American” rodeo.
For almost 40 years, Bill Stagg has shared the story of agricultural education and FFA throughout the country. Recently, the longtime director of strategic communications for National FFA announced his retirement, but not before sitting down with Janet Adkison on “FFA Today” to reflect on his time with the organization, and what comes next.
Monday, December 26th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. EST
“Hee Haw” Marathon on RFD-TV
“Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World” Marathon on Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM
(NASHVILLE, TENN. — December 19th, 2016) RFD-TV and Rural Radio continue to celebrate the Christmas season with a unique lineup for Christmas Day Observed with two marathons from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST during regularly scheduled news programming “Market Day Report.” On RFD-TV, the classic variety series “Hee Haw,” hosted by country artists Buck Owens and Roy Clark, will take the spotlight with American television variety show featuring country music and humor with fictional rural “Kornfield Kounty” as the backdrop.
On Rural Radio, it’s the popular outdoor show, “Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World,” hosted by Rob Keck who is joined by some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, including: PBR bull rider Luke Snyder, UFC fighter Johny Hendricks, NBA all-star Brad Miller, YouTube celebrities “Dude Perfect,” Miami Dolphin Kendall Newson, television hosts Chuck Belmore, Jon Justice of “The Habit,” Tim Wells of “Relentless Pursuit,” Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, and others, sharing the stories and secrets from their greatest outdoor adventures, and much more. Here is the full lineup:
“Hee Haw” Marathon:
9:00 a.m. EST – The Gatlin Brothers, and Susan Raye
10:00 a.m. EST – Billy Carter, Larry Mahan, and Barbara Mandrell
11:00 a.m. EST – Johnny Bench, Tommy Lasorda, and Jeannie C. Riley
12:00 p.m. EST – Dale Evans, Alan King, and Roy Rogers
1:00 p.m. EST – Buddy Alan, Patti Page, and Brush Arbor
“Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World” with Rob Keck:
9:00 a.m. EST – Host Rob Keck is getting in the Christmas spirit with Allen Treadwell, Walter Parrott, and Jerry Martin (members of the RedHead Pro Team). Finally, Bass Pro Shops Communications Manager Katie Mitchell tells listeners all about the magic of Santa’s Wonderland, at Bass Pro Shops locations throughout North America.
10:00 a.m. EST – Dr. Grant Woods, Doug Koenig, and Bob Foulkrod (members of the RedHead Pro Team) to share their most memorable hunts from the past hunting season and what gifts they hope will be under the tree on Christmas morning. Then Bass Pro Shops Communications Manager, Katie Mitchell, tells listeners more about the magic of Santa’s Wonderland, as well as about Bass Pro’s many community outreach and support efforts throughout the year.
11:00 a.m. EST – Host Rob Keck is joined at the Bass Pro Shops “Legends of Golf” event by guests including angler and TV host Jimmy Houston, PBR bull rider Luke Snyder, UFC fighter Johny ‘Bigg Rigg’ Hendricks, NBA all-star and TV host Brad Miller, YouTube celebrities “Dude Perfect,” and former NFL star Kendall Newson.
12:00 p.m. EST – Host Rob Keck is joined by wildlife biologist, conservationist, and the founder and CEO of Conservation Visions, Inc., Shane Mahoney, to focus on the wild harvest of animals and fish. Then, Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris introduces Maria Picaza, a special guest from Spain, who led a 300,000-person protest in Madrid to keep hunting and angling open in her native country.
1:00 p.m. EST – Host Rob Keck is joined by a trio of notable outdoor television hosts, including Chuck Belmore and Jon Justice of “The Habit,” and Tim Wells of “Relentless Pursuit,” both of which air on The Sportsman Channel.
Dolly, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers and Alison Krauss Set to Perform
(NASHVILLE, TENN. — December 8th, 2016) RFD-TV and Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM Radio are partnering with the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund to help raise money for the victims of the recent fires in the Great Smoky Mountains. Dolly Parton and a number of her friends, including Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, and Alison Krauss are scheduled to perform during a telethon, “Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund,” on Tuesday, December 13th from 8:00 p.m. EST – 11:00 p.m. EST on RFD-TV and Rural Radio.
The nationally-broadcast, three-hour telethon seeks to raise money for the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund, established by Parton, The Dollywood Company, and Parton’s dinner theaters in the wake of last week’s wildfires in the entertainment icon’s home area of Sevier County, Tennessee. Additional celebrities who will join the “Smoky Mountains Rise” telethon will be announced in the coming days.
“I’m so proud that RFD-TV and Rural Radio can be a part of the efforts to help the families devastated by these wildfires,” stated Patrick Gottsch, Founder & President of Rural Media Group. “This telethon will be a great opportunity to raise more funds to help support the people of Tennessee. RFD-TV viewers and Rural Radio listeners are some of the most compassionate people you’ll meet, and I have no doubt they will step up to help the affected families.”
During the telethon people can call in to donate at 1-866-CAREMORE (1-866-227-3667). All online donations will be directed to the Dollywood Foundation.
“My home in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee is some place special,” Parton said. “Wildfires have affected many of the people — my people — who live in those beautiful mountains. We want to provide a hand up to those families who have lost everything in the fires. I know it has been a trying time for my people and this assistance will help get them back on their feet.”
The recent wildfires in East Tennessee have wrought tremendous damage to the Smoky Mountain region including around Gatlinburg where Dolly Parton grew up. More than 1,750 structures have been destroyed and hundreds of families have been displaced. Moreover, the fires disrupted the region’s number one industry — tourism. The area is now open and welcoming guests, but the people directly affected by the fires desperately need help.
Dolly created the My People Fund through her Dollywood Foundation to provide direct relief to the families who lost their homes (primary residence, own or rent). Each family will receive $1,000 per month for six months to give them a hand up. The funds are open to both renters and homeowners whose primary residences are uninhabitable or were destroyed by wildfires in the Smokies. To date nearly 1,700 structures have been affected by the fire and 13 people have died. More than $1 million has already been raised for area families through the fund. Significant donors to the fund include Verizon, Tanger Outlets, Miley Cyrus’ Happy Hippie Foundation, CoreCivic, and The Blalock Company. Remaining proceeds after satisfying this initial effort will be used to provide direct aid in Sevier County, Tennessee.
According to a release from the foundation, “the first funds will be distributed 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. December 15-16 and December 19-20 at the CARE MORE Assistance Center at the LeConte Events Center in Pigeon Forge. One check per household per month will be issued. All recipients must show a photo ID. The release said that those needing assistance in the application process should call 800-DOLLYWOOD.”
RFD-TV is distributed to more than 50 million homes across the country on various cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter Spectrum, Suddenlink, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. In addition, people can watch on Roku, on DIRECTV NOW, and online via our subscription service, the Country Club, at rfdcc.com. Rural Radio is found exclusively on SiriusXM channel 147 and 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.
For more information about the Dollywood Foundation, visit dollywoodfoundation.org. For the full program schedule and more information about RFD-TV and Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM visit rfdtv.com and ruralradio147.com.
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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. rfdtv.com
ABOUT RURAL RADIO:
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. ruralradio147.com
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.
Listen to a “Best of Outside the Barrel””with Flint Rasmussen and special guests Kenny Rogers, the Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, and more!
RURAL RADIO kicks off the Christmas season with a unique lineup for Thanksgiving Day. Start your morning with Rural Radio, Channel 147 on SiriusXM. We’ve got five hours of the popular show “Outside the Barrel” with the famous rodeo clown, Flint Rasmussen. Listen to a “best of” selection of Flint’s shows featuring interviews with artists Sylvia, Exile, the Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers, and Charlie Daniels. The marathon will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST. Here is the full lineup:
“Best of Outside the Barrel” with Flint Rasmussen:
It’s a “Best of” lineup of Flint’s popular show “Outside the Barrel” on Channel 147 on SiriusXM. For 20 years, Rasmussen has taken real life and made it entertaining. “Sometimes I think ‘outside the barrel’ and that’s what I want to bring to my radio show.” Show and guest lineup:
9:00 a.m. EST – Sylvia
10:00 a.m. EST – Kenny Rogers
11:00 a.m. EST – Exile
12:00 p.m. EST – Oak Ridge Boys
1:00 p.m. EST – Charlie Daniels
“Rural Evening News:”
Thanksgiving programming continues with a special edition of the “Rural Evening News” at 7:30 p.m. EST (encore replay at 11:30 p.m. EST).
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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, RFD-TV The Magazine, and RFD-TV The Theatre. 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.
About RURAL RADIO:
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.
Today (12/22) on “Outside the Barrel” at 5pm ET and 9pm ET, everybody’s favorite PBR entertainer, Flint Rasmussen, continues in his quest to share his love of country music with his audience. Flint is joined by The Oak Ridge Boys members Duane Allen and Joe Bonsall, who share a little of their band’s history as well as plans for the future.
The Oak Ridge Boys took off in the 1970s – the “Age of the 8-track” – and remain popular to this day. Duane attributes their timelessness to the tradition of passing music down through generations. He says, “I think that’s why we’re still around, we’re passed down like an old shirt”. The group was surprised by all the young fans on their last tour, who were certainly not alive in the 1970s. However, these youths grew up listening to the Oak Ridge Boys, thanks to their parents and grandparents.
The Oak Ridge Boys made a slight genre shift for their last couple of albums, producing two records full of gospel favorites and hymns. Duane, Joe, and the rest of the group were inspired by the songs they grew up singing in church – the very songs that inspired them to become musicians. Recording these powerful songs was a very emotional experience for the band.
Merle Haggard joined in on the recording of “Sweet Jesus”, for which he and the Oak Ridge Boys won a Dove Award. Duane explains that Merle was so unbelievably proud of their achievements that he had the Dove Award placed at the top of his casket during his funeral. The opportunity to record with the talented Merle Haggard was the highlight of Duane and Joe’s careers.
With the Holiday season just around the corner, the Oak Ridge Boys recently released a new Christmas album, which features popular and classic carols in addition to 5 brand new ‘Oak Ridge Authentic’ songs. The group is currently on tour, performing Christmas music in 31 cities across 18 states.
For more information on the group and their tour, visit http://oakridgeboys.com/tour.