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Rural Free Delivery TV
RFD-TV official logo
Launched December, 2000
Owned by RFD Communications, Inc.
Slogan Rural America's Most Important Network
Headquarters Omaha, Nebraska
Sister channel(s) Rural TV
DirecTV Channel 345
Dish Network Channel 231
AMC 1 at 103.0°W 3906H tp11 DVB
Available on some cable systems Check local listings

RFD-TV, or Rural Free Delivery TV, is a United States satellite and cable television channel devoted to rural issues, concerns, and interests. Production and uplinking occurs at Northstar Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, while the corporate and national sales office is in Omaha, Nebraska.

The station was launched in December 2000 by Patrick Gottsch and is currently distributed via the Dish Network and DirecTV satellite systems, as well as through the Mediacom, Charter Communications and NCTC cable systems. Additions to Time Warner Cable and Comcast cable systems are reportedly forthcoming.

The network has begun to extend its brand further, opening a theater in Branson, Missouri called RFD-TV The Theater (housed in the former venue of comedian Ray Stevens) in early 2007, and launched an HDTV version of the channel in the fall. [1]

It is marketed as "Rural America's Most Important Network" and its programming is similar to the now-defunct TNN (The Nashville Network) which became Spike. A U.K. version called Rural TV launched on March 2nd, 2009.


Imus in the Morning

When Don Imus' returned to radio in late 2007, he had also struck a deal to simulcast Imus in the Morning on RFD-TV. The program broadcast from 6am to 9am on weekdays, along with a primetime play of the program on RFD-HD (which features a different programming schedule from RFD-TV's SD slate). During much of the show's run, a news ticker was shown with the day's news, much like Imus' days on MSNBC. The program left RFD-TV on August 28, 2009, and moved to Fox Business Network several weeks later. [2]


Other programs to be added in Winter 2007-08 include a revival of Crook & Chase and Bluegrass & Backroads.[3]




Music and Entertainment

Rural Lifestyle

Former programs

The following programs were aired on RFD-TV at one point, but are no longer listed on the official website.

  • UK Extension (Agriculture)
  • Richard Winters (Equine)
  • Lynn Palm (Equine)
  • Richard Shrake (Equine)
  • Monty Roberts (Equine)
  • RV Today (Rural Lifestyle)
  • Turnin' To Country (Travel / Lifestyle)
  • Country Carnival
  • Showcase Jubilee
  • Imus in the Morning (Entertainment)


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