Rural Radio to Launch on SiriusXM


| 6/26/2013 10:27:26 AM


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Rural Radio channel 80 will be the ultimate destination for the rural lifestyle, agribusiness news, outdoor living, western sports, and rural-themed entertainment. The 24/7 channel will be the exclusive home of original radio programming dedicated to the needs and interests of rural America, featuring live coverage of professional bull riders' events and other western sports.

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Omaha, Neb. and New York- June 26, 2013- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) and Rural Radio, L.L.C. today announced the creation of Rural Radio, a 24/7 channel devoted to providing a wide variety of programming for and about rural American life, the western lifestyle, and agribusiness interests. 

Rural Radio, channel 80, will give SiriusXM listeners all over America, whether driving a tractor cab equipped with satellite radio or driving in city commuter traffic, an unprecedented connection to the rural community. Rural Radio will broadcast original programming for rural audiences exclusively for SiriusXM that spans commodity market reporting, lifestyle programming, original and classic entertainment, and western sports, such as rodeo and bull riding.

Every weekday, Rural Radio will deliver extensive information for the rural community in North America, including rural news, weather, and market reports during weekday hours as grain, livestock and other commodity futures are being traded globally. Traders can tune in directly to reports from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Rural Radio will also include audio from many of RFD-TV's most popular shows focusing on rural news, crop and agriculture reports, and up to the minute analysis that farm and agriculture producers need to make decisions, as well as light-hearted fare, such as the weekly Mollie B Polka Show and classic episodes and interviews from The Ralph Emery Show. 

Rural Radio launches July 15 on Channel 80, and there will be an official launch celebration August 3, with an all-day event to be held at the finish line of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which will include an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for a Parade of Pickup Trucks on the historic track, with all their radios tuned to SiriusXM channel 80.