RFD-TV’s Western Sports Summer Schedule:
August 5: Featuring a brief intro with Kayla Zadel, this week’s WESTERN SPORTS WEEKLY will feature an encore presentation of the 75th Annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, a Colorado Springs tradition since 1937.
August 12: Watch a full episode of WESTERN SPORTS WEEKLY with live special guest Fallon Taylor. This week’s episode also includes a big announcement about RFD-TV’s The American, the world’s richest rodeo event. A delayed broadcast of the 95th Cody Stampede Rodeo will air post-show starting at 9:30 PM ET. The Cody Stampede Rodeo is the PRCA’s largest one header rodeo and features more than 800 of the top contestants competing for a purse of $400,000.
August 19: Featuring a full episode of WESTERN SPORTS WEEKLY, followed by a delayed broadcast of the Days of ’47 Rodeo in Salt Lake City, Utah.
RFD-TV also features complimentary rodeo shows with Western sports highlights on the RURAL EVENING NEWS and programming, such as:
Little Britches Rodeo: Wednesday’s at 5 PM and 3:30 AM ET
Professional Roughstock Series: Wednesday’s at 8 PM and 12 AM ET, and Sunday’s at 2:30 PM ET
Racer’s Edge: Wednesday’s at 8:30 PM and 12:30 AM ET
Total Team Roping: Friday’s at 2:30 PM and 10:30 PM ET
Cinch High School Rodeo: Sunday’s at 12:30 PM ET
Women’s Pro Rodeo: Sunday’s at 10:30 PM ET
RURAL RADIO SiriusXM Channel 147 (formerly channel 80) also offers a complimentary slate of Western sports programming year-round featuring Western Sports Roundup with Steve Kenyon, Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen, Alexis Bloomer’s Off the Record, and coverage of PBR, WPCA and PRCA events.
RURAL RADIO is fast becoming the recognized leader in Western sports coverage. Working in cooperation with ProRodeoLive.com, RURAL RADIO has been the exclusive home for events like the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo, and complete coverage of RFD TV’s The American. This summer RURAL RADIO will air live rodeo coverage from major sporting events including: The Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo, the California Rodeo Salinas, The Calgary Stampede, the Ellensburg Rodeo, the Pendleton Round-Up, the PRCA’s Wrangler Champions Challenge events and of course the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December.
RURAL RADIO is the first and only national radio network serving rural America and Canada and is available to more than 27 million households nationally. RURAL RADIO has also experienced steady growth for the past two years with a large audience of farmers and ranchers and reaching more than 55 million listeners weekly.
For a full schedule of Western sports programming on RFD-TV and RURAL RADIO SiriusXM Channel 147 and its programs please go to rfdtv.com or ruralradio80.com.
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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. 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 are distributed to more than 100-million homes worldwide by DBS, telco and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter, Optimum, Brighthouse, Suddenlink, Time Warner, 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 RMG. 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. Top RFD-TV programming includes Market Day Report, Rural Evening News, Rural America Live, Western Sports Weekly, top rodeo events such as The American, and award-winning musical entertainment such as The Marty Stuart Show, Reno’s Old Time Music, The Molly B Polka Party, and Larry’s Country Diner.
Found exclusively on SiriusXM channel 147 (formerly channel 80), 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 and ranches. Broadcast operations for the station are located in Nashville, Tennessee. The channel airs multiple exclusive series including Market Day Report, Rural Evening News, Western Sports Round Up, and reports from CME on Commodity Wrap. RURAL RADIO also carries live western sports including PBR bull-riding and PRCA rodeo events every weekend.
FamilyNet is America’s trusted entertainment network dedicated to providing wholesome and responsible viewing choices for today’s diverse family.
RFD-TV The Magazine:
RFD-TV The Magazine is the print-programming guide for the networks, which has attracted over 180,000 paid subscribers.
RFD-TV The Theatre:
RFD-TV The Theatre is a 2,000 capacity soft seat venue in Branson, Missouri where entertainment programming is produced and performed.
For more information, visit rfdtv.com, familynet.com, and ruralradio80.com.