(Picture Butte, AB) October 3, 2016 – RealAgriculture is excited to announce the launch of “RealAg Radio,” Canada’s only daily, one-hour agricultural radio show broadcast across the country. Hosted by ag experts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner, the series premieres on Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM Radio on October 24th, and will air weekdays at 4 p.m. ET.
The new show will feature the latest headlines from around the world of North American agriculture and include discussions on current events, markets, agronomy, machinery, farm management, and cover real-time issues impacting broadacre farmers, beef and dairy producers, and North American agriculture as a whole. The series will include interviews with RealAgriculture field editors from across Canada, including Bernard Tobin, Lyndsey Smith, Peter Johnson, and Debra Murphy and frequent RealAgriculture.com guests such as Anne Wasko, Owen Roberts, and Andrew Campbell.
RealAgriculture was founded in 2008 by Shaun Haney, a seed farmer from Alberta, Canada. In under eight years, RealAgriculture has grown to provide agriculture-based insight and information to over 625,000 viewers and listeners per year through podcasts, videos, and written content providing farmers and ranchers the insight they need to help shape their daily decision making.
“Since 2013, Rural Radio 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 RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney. “When you live in a rural setting, conventional radio options can be limited. Satellite radio provides farmers and ranchers access to top-notch content no matter how remote their business might be.”
“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.”
With 2.7 million Canadian subscribers, SiriusXM Canada listeners tune in ten hours a week while only spending three hours a week listening to conventional radio. SiriusXM radio satellite service is available in factory-installed car radios and portable radios in tractors, combines, sprayers, cars, trucks, boats, and consumer products for homes. In addition, listeners can tune in via web-streaming and on demand apps (smartphones and tablets).
Haney went on to say, “This is a great day for the RealAgriculture community of readers, viewers, listeners, and fans. The RealAgriculture team looks forward to bringing its brand of content to a new group of farmers that are already fans of Rural Radio in Canada and the U.S.”
“RealAg Radio” premieres October 24, 2016, at 4 p.m. EST on Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM Radio in Canada and the U.S.
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Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM:
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 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,” and “Western Sports RoundUp.” Rural Radio also carries live broadcasts of Western sports such as PBR bull-riding events and PRCA rodeos every weekend.