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Patrick Gottsch

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Founder and Chairman

Local Address: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Rural Media Group , Inc.

Employment History

  • Founder and President
    Rural Media Group , Inc.
  • Founder and President

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder


  • Sam Houston State University
  • Bachelor of Arts & Sciences degree , journalism & mass communications
    Creighton University
189 Total References
Web References
Daily Yonder | Keep It Rural, 26 Aug 2014 [cached]
Patrick Gottsch, head of Rural Media Group, says rural, independent television programming could disappear from cable and satellite if big mergers go through. Two proposals currently under federal review are Comcast's merger with Time Warner Cable and AT&T's merger with DirecTV.
Many television executives privately oppose the mergers over fears that they will allow cable and satellite TV giants to dictate terms to cable TV channels and networks. But few TV executives are willing to speak out in public. Gottsch is the exception, reports the New York Times.
Another exception in Gottsch's campaign is the audience he's reaching. He's visiting state fairs, polka dances, tractor pulls and other events where he's likely to find viewers of his rural-themed television channel. And he's asking them to write comments to the FCC about the proposed mergers.
In Washington, he has hired a lobbying firm and appeared before a House antitrust subcommittee, the FCC and the Justice Department. His two stations, RFD-TV and Family Net, have run spots urging viewers to speak out.
- Patrick Gottsch, founder ..., 1 July 2014 [cached]
- Patrick Gottsch, founder and chairman of Rural Media Group, which owns RFD-TV and FamilyNet
"The beauty of rural America in ..., 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.
"SiriusXM's unparalleled ..., 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.
RFD-TV :: Corporate Bios, 24 Nov 2012 [cached]
PATRICK GOTTSCH Founder & President
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.
Patrick has two daughters-Raquel and Gatsby.
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.
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