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RURAL RADIO host Alexis Bloomer awarded Dan Rather Internship


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RURAL RADIO host awarded internship with Dan Rather

Off the Record, host Alexis Bloomer will broadcast from New York City during 10-week student internship

Omaha, Neb. (April 24,2014) - Alexis Bloomer, host of RURAL RADIO`s weekly show Off the Record, was recently awarded the Dan Rather Internship. Bloomer is a junior majoring in mass communications at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. The award was presented at the annual Sam Houston State University Mass Communications award ceremony.

Dan Rather, a 1953 alumnus of the SHSU, offers an exclusive internship in New York City. The 10-week internship is awarded to a communications and journalism student that meets the academic requirements and is selected through an application and interview process. Bloomer will work directly with Rather and producers of his weekly show, Dan Rather Reports.

"I`ve wanted this internship since I first came to Sam Houston. It will help me become better on-air as well, because I`m learning from a man that`s such an icon in the industry," stated Bloomer.

In addition to her internship duties, Bloomer will continue to broadcast her RURAL RADIO show Off the Record from New York City. The half-hour show, which airs Saturdays at noon (ET) and Sundays at 6 p.m. (ET) on SiriusXM Radio channel 80 features guests from the rodeo arena.

"I`m really excited and humbled. I think this opportunity will benefit my future as a whole and make me a stronger broadcaster," commented Bloomer, "Not to mention I get to do my show from New York. I think it will bring a different spin to the show. I`ll still be covering rural and western events but from a big city."

Bloomer interviews athletes with unique backgrounds for Off the Record. The in-depth interviews delve into their lives outside the arena, inspirations, struggles and sometimes other business ventures. Recent guests have included rodeo athletes Stran Smith, RFD-TV`s THE AMERICAN Tie-Down Champion Tyson Durfey, Taylor Jacob, Cort Scheer and Richmond Champion.

For more information visit www.rfdtv.com, like RURALRADIO80 on Facebook and follow @RURALRADIO80 on Twitter.


About RURAL RADIO L.L.C.: RURAL RADIO L.L.C is found exclusively on SiriusXM channel 80, the Agribusiness and Western Lifestyle Channel. RURAL RADIO launched on July 15, 2013 as a 24/7 satellite radio channel for the United States 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 channel are located in Nashville, Tenn. and corporate headquarters are in Omaha, Neb. The channel airs a number of exclusive series including Western Sports Roundup, Commodity Wrap, Vets on Call, Market Day Report and Rural Evening News. RURAL RADIO signed broadcast deals with the PBR, National Finals Rodeo, ProRodeo Live and the World Professional Chuckwagon Association, to provide LIVE western sports coverage.

About Rural Media Group, Inc.: Rural Media Group, Inc. is the world`s leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and western lifestyle. RMG is the parent company of RFD-TV, FamilyNet, RURAL TV, RFD-TV the Magazine and RFD-TV the Theatre. RFD-TV, the flagship network for RMG, launched in December 2000. RFD-TV is the nation`s first 24-hour television network dedicated to serving the needs and interests of rural America with programming focused on agriculture, equine and the rural lifestyle, along with traditional country music and entertainment. RMG acquired FamilyNet, America`s trusted entertainment network dedicated to providing wholesome and responsible viewing choices for today`s diverse family. RURAL TV produces rural business news covering commodity markets for both cash and futures. Daily productions include Market Day Report and the Rural Evening News. RMG networks are distributed into more than 63-million homes worldwide by DBS, telco and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter, Brighthouse, Suddenlink, Time Warner, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. RFD-TV The Magazine is the print programming guide for the networks, which has attracted over 200,000 paid subscribers. RFD-TV The Theatre is a 2000 capacity soft seat venue in Branson, MO where entertainment programming is produced. Corporate headquarters are in Omaha, NE, and production operations are in Nashville, TN.

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