Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM will launch a new radio series called “RealAg Radio.” This new program is produced by RealAgriculture.com and hosted by my friend Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner. The series debuts as Canada’s only daily, one hour ag show, broadcast across the country featuring the latest headlines from around the world of Canadian agriculture with discussions on current events, markets, agronomy, machinery, farm management, real time issues impacting broadacre farmers, beef and dairy producers, and Canadian agriculture as a whole.
“RealAg Radio” premieres on Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM radio October 24th, and will air weekdays at 4 p.m. EST.
RealAgriculture was founded in 2008 by Shaun Haney, a seed farmer from Alberta, Canada. In under eight years, RealAgriculture has grown to provide agriculture-based insight and information to over 625,000 viewers and listeners per year through podcasts, videos, and written content providing farmers and ranchers the insight they need to help shape their daily decision making.
“Since 2013, Rural Radio has been providing excellent rural programming to SiriusXM subscribers and it’s time for Canada to be represented. Canadian agriculture is a critical part of the North American market and “RealAg Radio” will provide Canadian-based content to the Rural Radio audience,” said RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney. “When you live in a rural setting, conventional radio options can be limited. Satellite radio provides farmers and ranchers access to top-notch content no matter how remote their business might be.”
With 2.7 million Canadian subscribers, SiriusXM Canada listeners tune in ten hours a week while only spending three hours a week listening to conventional radio. SiriusXM radio satellite service is available in factory-installed car radios and portable radios in tractors, combines, sprayers, cars, trucks, boats, and consumer products for homes. In addition, listeners can tune in via web-streaming and on demand apps (smartphones and tablets).
In this week’s ZimmCast listen in as Shaun and I talk about this new program and even get into a little bit of politics before we finished: ZimmCast with Shaun Haney, RealAgriculture.com