Rural Media Group Names Director

Published in the March 2009 Issue Published online: Mar 30, 2009
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.-Rural Media Group, Inc. is proud to announce the appointment of Mark Oppold as news director for RFD-TV, the nation's only 24-hour, 7-day television network dedicated to serving the needs and interests of rural America.

At RFD-TV, Oppold will produce daily reports that will cover grain/livestock commodity markets, weather, agricultural industry news, USDA news and commodity organizations news.

In addition, on Dec. 29, 2008, he began hosting RFD-TV LIVE on Monday nights and will begin producing reports from remote locations of farm shows, conventions, trade shows, etc.

"I've had the pleasure of both knowing and working with Mark for almost 20 years," said Patrick Gottsch, RFD-TV founder and president. "With his background in market analysis and agricultural news, his role as news director is a perfect fit for the future of RFD-TV."