Rob Sharkey, known to Rural Radio listeners as the SharkFarmer, a 5th generation grain farmer from Illinois, is expanding his platform to showcase everyday farmers, ranchers, people working in agriculture, and those passionate about the rural lifestyle all over North America. He believes everyone has a unique story filled with trials and triumphs that only they can tell.
Now, Rob is excited to go even more in depth with “SharkFarmer Weekend”, a brand new show airing Saturdays on Rural Radio, beginning March 13th. It’s the same great interviews and conversation as his weekday show, but in an hour long format that allows for deeper discussions, more information, more laughs, and more fun.
Check the schedule at RuralRadio147.com for specific broadcast details, and be sure to tune in, as the SharkFarmer now has even bigger waters to swim in!
Learn more about Rob at SharkFarmer.com.
National Association of Broadcasting Hall of Fame member Mike Adams has joined Rural Radio, weekdays at 6:00AM ET with “Adams on Agriculture”, a daily one hour look at the issues and policies that face today’s ag producers. Adams talks to members of congress, the USDA personnel and leaders of the Nation’s agricultural organizations. Rural Radio listeners will be kept abreast on in depth topics including federal congressional action affecting producers, the latest in trade talks with America’s trading partners, new technologies and farming methods as well as other important issues facing Rural America such as infrastructure, immigration, and healthcare.
Mr. Adams also provides market information as well as national and international weather conditions impacting growing conditions and markets. At various times throughout the year, “Adams on Agriculture” will originate from major national agricultural meetings and events including NCBA and Commodity Classic.
Adams on Agriculture is produced by the American Ag Radio Network.
From the host of Rural Radio 147’s newest program, “Farm Machinery Digest Radio”:
My name is Ray Bohacz, and I know that success on the farm is a three-legged stool: agronomy, business, and machinery. I have always believed that great judgment in the first two areas can quickly be negated by poor farm shop decisions regarding maintenance and repair of equipment. For your farm or ranch to be profitable, it needs to be recognized that it is not the revenue you generate but rather the income you keep. I want your yield bump and business savvy reinvested to bring more value to you the next harvest season and not consumed by your equipment.
For this reason, I have partnered with Rural Radio Channel 147 to create “Farm Machinery Digest Radio” as an adjunct to my successful “Idle Chatter” podcast listened to in 67 countries. The show is a means for me to transfer knowledge to you about all aspects of the equipment employed in modern production agriculture. It is a grease-under-your-fingernails and no-nonsense radio show dedicated to the education and the success of American agriculture.
Many of you may be familiar with my name since I am a technical writer in both the automotive and agriculture industries. I have been featured in more than forty-four different magazine titles, have over 3,500 published technical articles, authored three books, and delivered countless seminars to the automotive and agricultural communities. I was also the Engine Man for five years on RFD-TV and the fuel system expert on the Talk to DIY Automotive television show. I am a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, American Society of Materials, International Motor Press Association, Farm Bureau, and the New Jersey No-Till Association.
Still, most importantly, I AM A FARMER! We have a fresh-market sweet corn operation on my family’s land in Warren County, New Jersey, where I live with my wife Charlotte, a kindergarten teacher. Some call me the “Hotrod Farmer” because, for many years, I also built drag race engines.
The opening of each episode of “Farm Machinery Digest Radio” features the sound of a diesel engine starting and progresses to a Top Fuel drag race engine making a pass down the track. Each week I will feature a practical discussion on a technical topic, a multiple-choice Toolbox Test question, and a listener’s letter and my answer to their question in the Special Delivery section at the end of the show.
Farm Machinery Digest Radio can be heard exclusively on Rural Radio 147 each Saturday at 11:00 am Eastern, with a replay Sunday at 6:00 pm Eastern, starting January 2nd.
Please join me there… where steel and soil meet
Kansas City, MO – Dec 16th, 2020 – Better Horses, LLC, the nation’s leading media company for equestrians and cattlemen, officially launches its one-hour weekly broadcast, which will now be available every Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00pm Eastern on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.
This move puts both Better Horses Radio and its television program on nationwide platforms. Better Horses is committed to delivering high quality entertaining content that gives a true reflection of the horse industry and takes pride in promoting forward-thinking products that help equestrians stay updated.
With over 30 broadcast markets in radio and TV, Better Horses Media’s ever-expanding position in the media marketplace includes two cable television networks, RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel, along with Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.
“We are excited to be joining the Rural Radio family” said Ed Adams, CEO of Better Horses, LLC. “Promoting the Western Lifestyle is ever changing and consistently growing as families are getting back to basics.
The value of the show is our hosts Ernie Rodina, Dawn Dawson, and Ron McDaniel, who are not only experts to listen to, but bring years of equine experiences and professionals to the Better Horses radio show.”
About Better Horses: Better Horses, LLC is a multi-platform media and communications company that delivers content to the equestrian industry in television, print, radio, digital and special events. The company exists to provide professional, dynamic informative entertainment that enable horse enthusiasts to swap and share advice, promote and interact with one another to increase learning and productivity.
This fresh approach means Better Horses innovates with all those that interact with the business; also, as a direct result, exciting products and services are devised. Better Horses is actively involved in the industry and horse shows, supporting industry associations and professional societies to help us better understand and anticipate concerns and to share our expertise.
Details on Better Horses can be found at http://www.betterhorses.com.
About RURAL RADIO: RURAL RADIO is a 24/7 international satellite radio station devoted to serving rural needs and interests. RURAL RADIO is slated in the U.S. and Canada on SiriusXM channel 147. Broadcast operations for the station are located in Nashville, TN and corporate headquarters are in Omaha, NE. The channel is affiliated with Rural Media Group, Inc. 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 and on acreages.
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.
LAS VEGAS – August 28, 2020 – NFR Extra has partnered with RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM to broadcast episodes beginning Monday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET, with a re-air of the episode scheduled on Tuesday, Sept. 15 in the same time slot. New episodes and the re-air will then unveil in that same window each week going forward.
Produced by Las Vegas Events, NFR Extra explores the personalities and stories in and behind the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the annual rodeo championship showcase held in Las Vegas since 1985.
RURAL RADIO is the first and only international radio channel on SiriusXM serving rural America and Canada and is available to more than 34 million vehicles and homes. RURAL RADIO also offers a broad slate of Western sports programming year-round featuring Western Sports Roundup and coverage of WPCA and PRCA events.
Launched in March 2019 under the theme of “All Dirt, All Rodeo, All Year,” NFR Extra follows current and former rodeo contestants, country music performers, stock contractors, rodeo industry insiders and more. New episodes are released weekly with the plan to broadcast daily from the ten days of the Wrangler NFR, scheduled for Dec. 3-12.
NFR Extra – which celebrated its 50th episode on Sunday, June 14 – is hosted by Nevada Colwell and ProRodeo announcer Steve Goedert, along with former collegiate rodeo athlete Brilynn Bentley.
Some of the guests appearing on previous episodes of NFR Extra have included Wrangler NFR champions Trevor Brazile, Tuf Hedeman, Kaycee Feild, Tim O’Connell, Fallon Taylor, Caleb Smidt, Clay Smith, Haven Meged, Luke Branquinho and Sage Kimzey. Additional guests have included Jack Roddy, Bill Neff, Kirsten Vold, Randy Bracher, Dale Brisby, Cody Webster, Corb Lund, Sean Gleason and Steve Stallworth.
If not listening on RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM, NFR Extra can be accessed at NFRexperience.com or on Spotify, Apple Podcast, iHeart or anywhere fans like to listen.
For more information on the Wrangler NFR, please visit http://www.NFRexperience.com or through social media at /LasVegasNFR and use #WranglerNFR.
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About Las Vegas Events
Founded in 1983, Las Vegas Events is a private, not-for-profit organization funded by hotel room tax. Through its Signature Event initiative, LVE has created a model to integrate all elements of special events and formally improve communication between event producers and Las Vegas’ hotel properties and sponsors. Since 1991, Las Vegas Events has produced, presented or supported more than 750 events.
About the Wrangler NFR
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), considered the world’s premier rodeo, features 10 straight days of the best in PRCA PRORODEO competition, with a total of 120 contestants competing every night in seven events. Each December, the top 15 contestants, based on the PRCA | RAM World Standings, in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding qualify to compete at the Wrangler NFR.
About RURAL RADIO
RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM, is the agribusiness and Western lifestyle channel for the U.S. and Canada. RURAL RADIO’s programming is focused on agriculture, equine, hunting, fishing, Western sports, and living the country life in small towns and ranches. Listeners can hear extensive weekday programming devoted to rural news, weather, and commodity market reports “live” from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Afternoons feature interactive shows answering agricultural questions, while the evenings and weekends showcase western sports, including coverage of bull riding and rodeos from around the country.
JUNE 2020 – DALLAS, TX—On Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 9am (EST), voices for the traditions and the future of the outdoors unite as DSC’s Kinder Outdoors, an outdoor talk radio show, launches on the world’s leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and Western lifestyle, Rural Media Group’s Rural Radio, Channel 147 and on the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., SiriusXM. Kinder Outdoors, commonly known as Big Billy Kinder Outdoors and currently airing on radio stations across the country, along with its title sponsor Dallas Safari Club (DSC) continue working with a mission to educate youth and the general public about the outdoors and conservation. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Kinder Outdoors expanding to SiriusXM-Rural Radio. Billy has been a strong and leading voice for the outdoors for a decade, and DSC is proud to see that expanding to inform and engage new audiences.” Corey Mason, Executive Director-DSC.
“Kinder Outdoors would not be possible without its support from DSC, and together now more than ever in our struggling nation, we will tell the great story of hunting, fishing and the shooting sports, the great story of children needing to experience wild places and wildlife and the great story of North American conservation and its influence and impact around the world.” Billy Kinder, President/Host-Kinder Outdoors.
Along with RMG’s other brands, Rural Radio has the mission of reconnecting “city with country” and now is a crucial time for these three brands to connect to ensure that the important messages of conserving wildlife and wild places, protecting rights to hunt and fish and educating the next generations in the outdoor heritage reach even more ears and hearts. Kinder Outdoors is a great way to social distance and to enjoy a long day on the bow of the boat or in the blind (with earphones of course). “When we’re not in the great outdoors, we’re thinkin’ about it.”
Good afternoon! Your boys, John Jenkinson and Marlin Bohling have your latest numbers from today. Don’t miss Marlin Bohling again on tonight’s “Commodity Wrap” at 5:30 PM ET on Ruralradio147 with Troy Vetterkind & Dave Chatterton.