Temecula, Calif. – January 9, 2013 – Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader In Outdoor TV, today announced a multi-platform partnership with “The Revolution with Jim & Trav” (The Revolution), the largest nationally syndicated radio show and podcast dedicated to outdoor enthusiasts. The show, hosted by Jim Ferguson and Travis Ferguson, airs on more than 408 radio stations nationwide, including American Forces Radio Network on satellite radio, and is heard by a projected audience of more than 6.9 million listeners.
The agreement, the first of its kind for Outdoor Channel, will align the business interests of both brands by broadening their respective entertainment landscapes to further entertain outdoor fans across the U.S.
As part of the deal that kicked off this month, Outdoor Channel will become the title sponsor of the award-winning radio show, which will be renamed “The Revolution with Jim & Trav: The Official Radio Program of Outdoor Channel.” The partnership enables shared cross-promotional marketing opportunities, on-air, in print and online, including The Revolution podcast, which will be made available on OutdoorChannel.com.
“Outdoor Channel and ‘The Revolution with Jim & Trav’ have formed a unique marketing alliance that allows us both to strengthen existing and new consumer relationships,” said Tom Hornish, President and CEO, Outdoor Channel. “Listeners of the popular radio show will now have inside access to Outdoor Channel’s ever-expanding line-up of leading talent and have a chance to hear and see Jim & Trav alongside Outdoor Channel at top consumer and industry trade events. Jim and Trav are a great, well-respected radio team of outdoorsmen and we are excited to be working with them to showcase the growing popularity of the outdoor lifestyle.”
The Revolution, is a weekly one-hour talk radio show that provides listeners with an endless roster of special guests – from celebrities to outdoor pros – sharing expert advice and personal anecdotes from their experience in the great outdoors. The recipient of numerous accolades from the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) and the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA), the radio show is available in 33 states. Since the show’s inception, Jim & Trav have interviewed over 1,100 celebrities, recorded over 1,000 product reviews, 500 vehicle reviews, and 650 outdoor trail destinations featuring some of the finest hunting and fishing spots in North America.
“Our partnership with Outdoor Channel is an exciting opportunity to engage in a direct dialogue with a broad base of dedicated outdoor enthusiasts and loyal fans of the growing network,” said Jim Ferguson, host. “Together, we have an opportunity to create a heightened multi-platform entertainment experience that engages consumers in powerful new ways.”
The Revolution produces podcasts for the North American Hunting and Fishing Clubs’ 1.5 million members and is available as a free downloadable podcast on iTunes. The radio show is the “official podcast” of The Hunting Wire and provides programming for SportsmansLife.com and VoiceAmerica.com. They also publish a weekly e-newsletter, which will prominently feature Outdoor Channel, that is sent to more than 332,000 people every Thursday, as well as an annual Fall Hunting Guide each September.
For more information or to listen to streaming audio and podcasted shows, please visit www.outdoorchannel.com/revolution.
About The Revolution with Jim & Trav
Airing on more than 408 radio and cable stations in the U.S., as well as on American Forces Radio Network, “The Revolution with Jim & Trav” is a popular radio show and podcast geared towards outdoor enthusiasts. The award-winning program is heard by a projected audience of over 6.9 million. In addition, Jim and Trav host and produce podcasts for North American Hunting Club, North American Fishing Club and iTunes. They’re the Official Podcast of The Hunting Wire and provide programming for SportsmansLife.com, VoiceAmerica.com and NBC Sports/Outdoors.
About Outdoor Channel
Taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993, Outdoor Channel is America’s Leader In Outdoor TV. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OUTD) and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is received by 38.7 million U.S. households – the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country – and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook, and download our iPhone and iPad app.