Patrick Gottsch Dies at 70, Who Found Rural America Fertile Ground for TV

Patrick Gottsch Dies at 70, Who Found Rural America Fertile Ground for TV

Recently we got very sad news that the great man (Patrick Gottsch) was no more between us. Patrick Gottsch was born on 3 June 1953 In Omaha, Nebraska, USA. He was a producer, Known for Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Protecting the Wild (2023), The Rural Americans (2020) and inspired by Wild Kingdom (2021). His wife’s name is Shirley Hickey and his second wife’s name is Angie Good. They have one daughter, Rose, as well as the two daughters from his first marriage Raquel Koehler and Gatsby Solheim.  He died on 18 May 2024 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. RFD-TV founder Patrick Gottsch brought Western entertainment to rural families. 

Rural families and he became widely successful in doing that by founding the Rural Media Group from where they got more knowledge, they achieved a big opportunity, and he dedicated his life to growing and promoting the rural and western way of life. Patrick Gottsch dies at 70 years old and there is no cause was given.

He founded the great channel “The Cowboy Channel” also known as Family Net is an American cable television with over 42 million cable and home satellites, This network was mainly founded in 1979 as the National Christian Network and took the Name FamilNet in 1988 under the ownership of Jerry Falwell. It has operated under Rural Media Group, which also owned RFD-TV since 2017. Which became the official Network of ProRodeo, The Cowboy Channel a broadcasting on Gottsch’s life and career at a nightly 30-minute, and with a one-hour telecast planned on Friday evening.

He created entertainment and information outlets which became an essential part of human life of all work in agriculture and who live in America. Through the RFD and The Cowboy Channel, Patrick provided representation to a vastly underserved and essential demographic that is the very bedrock of this nation.

Patrick Gene Gottsch was born on June 3, 1953, in Omaha, Nebraska. He briefly attended Sam Houston University on a baseball scholarship. After stints as a farmer and commodities broker, a chance meeting led him to establish his own company installing satellite dishes.

Patrick Gottsch launched RFD-TV on Dish Network on December 15, 2000. The experiment of four networks in one agriculture, equine, music, and rural lifestyle proved to be a success. RFD-TV delivered six full hours of live news, markets, weather, and agriculture business features. The business struggled to get carriage and eventually went bankrupt.

In 1992 cable At mandated satellite companies to reserve a few channels for educational or informational programming. By providing rural news and education about agriculture, these people can get more information about agriculture. Gottsch has got one more channel.

In 2007, he provided some more opportunities, he opened the theatre in Branson, Missouri in 2006. HE launched Rural Radio on Sirius XM and broke the Guinness World record for the largest pickup truck parade at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2013. Randy Bernard, he crowned the first $1 million cowboy at the American Rodeo in 2014.

Donations National FFA Foundation in Gottsch’s Honor and put “In Memorial of Patrick Gottsch.”

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