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Patrick Gottsch

Wrong Patrick Gottsch?

Founder and President

Local Address: Elkhorn, Nebraska, United States
RFD-TV LLC
1 Valmont Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska 68154
United States

Company Description: Now, in its 8th year of broadcasting, RFD-TV proudly serves the needs and interests of rural America, horse lovers, farmers & ranchers with traditional,...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Founder and President
    Rural Media Group , Inc.

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    RURAL RADIO , L.L.C.

Education

  • Sam Houston State University
  • Bachelor of Arts & Sciences degree , journalism & mass communications
    Creighton University
189 Total References
Web References
RFD-TV :: Corporate Bios
www.rfdtv.com, 24 Nov 2012 [cached]
PATRICK GOTTSCH Founder & President
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PATRICK GOTTSCH Founder & President
Born and raised in Elkhorn, Nebraska, Patrick grew up on his family's farm and cattle feeding operation and learned first-hand the importance rural America plays in the everyday lives of Americans. After attending college at Sam Houston State University in Texas, he moved to Chicago in 1977 and worked as a commodity broker on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange until 1982. Patrick then returned to his home state of Nebraska where he started E.T. Installations, a company that sold and installed C-band home satellites. Working with Birdview Satellite Broadcast and Communication Association (SBCA), E.T. Installations introduced over 2,000 satellites into the Midwest and was recognized as the nation's largest privately owned home satellite retailer in 1987.
In March 1991, Patrick moved to Fort Worth, Texas and served as the Director of Sales for Superior Livestock Auction from 1992 to 1996. Superior Livestock Auction was the first to introduce satellite video marketing to the livestock industry and has since grown to become the largest livestock auction enterprise in the United States.
Pulling all of these experiences together, Patrick decided to dedicate himself full-time to creating a 24-hour rural television network.
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Patrick has two daughters-Raquel and Gatsby.
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Prior to joining her father's (Patrick Gottsch) company, she worked at NRG Media in Omaha as Promotions Assistant to 8 radio stations while mentoring and supervising over 50 interns, among many other responsibilities.
"SiriusXM's unparalleled ...
ruralradio80.com, 20 Dec 2013 [cached]
"SiriusXM's unparalleled programming and easy-to-use technology has been embraced by rural consumers in their cars, pickups, and combines throughout Northa America," observed Patrick Gottsch, Founder of both Rural Media Group, Inc. and RURAL RADIO, LLC.
"Johnny Rodgers is a proven winner, ...
www.agrimarketing.com, 22 May 2014 [cached]
"Johnny Rodgers is a proven winner, and we are so proud to have him join our team," stated Patrick Gottsch, Founder of Rural Media Group, Inc.
"The beauty of rural America in ...
www.dev.ntpapull.com, 5 Oct 2012 [cached]
"The beauty of rural America in high-definition is stunning," said Patrick Gottsch, founder and president of Rural Media Group, Inc., owners of both RFD-TV and RFD HD.
RFD-TV's Patrick ...
www.phillymag.com, 26 Aug 2014 [cached]
RFD-TV's Patrick Gottsch has a bone to pick with the city slickers in Philadelphia.
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Is Patrick Gottsch the David to Comcast's Goliath?
He's certainly making the attempt. Gottsch is the founder of RFD-TV, an Omaha-based television network that features shows like American Farmer, Classic Tractor Fever, and Corn College TV in the lineup. And ever since Comcast dropped the channel from its cable lineup in Colorado and New Mexico last year, Gottsch has been a thorn in Comcast's side.
That's been particularly true during Comcast's attempt to merge with Time Warner Cable. Gottsch rallied his viewers to flood the Federal Communications Commission with thousands of short missives pleading that RFD be restored to the Comcast lineup.
The problem? Gottsch believes Comcast dropped his network because Comcast execs in Philadelphia don't care about their rural customers. He points to a May congressional hearing where Comcast vice president David Cohen responded to questions about RFD by stating, "We are primarily an urban-clustered cable company."
"It's proven to be just as popular in the cities," Gottsch said of his channel.
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Gottsch talked recently to Philly Mag about his network and his campaign.
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