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Mr. Patrick G. Gottsch

Founder and President


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49 Music Square West, Suite 301

Nashville, Tennessee 37203

United States

Company Description

RFD-TV is the flagship network for RMG. Launched in December 2000, RFD-TV is the nation's first 24-hour television network featuring programming focused on the agribusiness, equine and the rural lifestyle, along with traditional country music and entertai ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Director of Sales

Superior Livestock Auction


Rural Radio Network

Honorary Trustee
Alliance for Women in Media

Board Member



Sam Houston State University

Bachelor of Arts & Sciences degree

journalism & mass communications

Creighton University

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After lunch, Eric Easter, Chief Executive Officer, BLQBOX Digital; Michael Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer, Ride Television Network; Clifford Franklin, Chief Executive Officer, GFN-TV; Patrick Gottsch, Founder and President, RFD-TV; Brian Newton, Creative Director and Head of New Media, The Africa Channel; and Daphna Ziman, President and Creative Director, Cinemoi will discuss challenges faced by independent programmers seeking carriage on video distribution platforms.

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Patrick Gottsch Founder and President

RFD-TV :: Corporate Bios [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.

"The beauty of rural America in ... [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.

But when you peel back the ... [cached]

But when you peel back the onion . . . it's really nothing at all," said Patrick Gottsch of RFD-TV.

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