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Rural America mourns the loss of Patrick Gottsch

Source: Rural Media Group


Patrick Gottsch, Founder of Rural Media Group, Inc., parent company to RFD-TV, The Cowboy Channel, The Cowgirl Channel, and Rural Radio 147, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2024.


Patrick grew up on his family's farm in Elkhorn, Nebraska where he learned first-hand the importance that Rural America plays in the lives of everyday Americans. Patrick began his journey into the broadcasting world starting with Superior Livestock Auction in 1991 and has spent the last 35+ years shining a spotlight on Rural America, farmers, ranchers and western sports.


He always thought outside the box and wasn't afraid to introduce new ideas that would grow the rural and western way of life.


At 70 years old, he continued to live life to the fullest and packed more experiences into a week than most people do in a lifetime.


This past week in Fort Worth, Patrick enthusiastically cheered on Women's Rodeo World Championships, The Kid Rock Rock 'N Rodeo, and the Professional Bull Riders World Finals.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the National FFA Foundation in Patrick’s honor.


The Gottsch family respectfully requests their privacy at this time. A private service is planned for family and close friends.

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