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Postby nebugeater » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:16 am

In today's OWH there is a story about the owner of RFD-TV buying Trigger and Bullet, The Horse and Dog of TV famed Roy Rogers.  Goes on to say that RFD-TV will be building a new Headquarters in Omaha and it implies it will be in DT Omaha rather than the One Valmont Plaza area they are at now.

Anyone know any more about this or it's location?

http://www.omaha.com/article/20100715/N ... s-to-omaha



 Patrick Gottsch pulled the trigger.

The Elkhorn-area businessman snatched up a piece of Americana — the late Trigger, longtime horse of legendary movie cowboy Roy Rogers — with a winning bid at Christie's auction house in New York City on Wednesday.






Gottsch, who founded and runs a rural-themed TV network with national reach, plans to display the horse at RFD-TV's corporate headquarters in Omaha, said spokeswoman Stephanie Waters.

The network has a production studio in Nashville, Tenn., but is run out of One Valmont Plaza, near 144th Street and West Dodge Road. The company plans to build a new corporate headquarters here, though a location hasn't yet been announced
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Postby ShawJ » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:20 am

I'm going to change what I previously said.

Apparently they signed a 5 year lease in the same building they're in now, just 4 floor up (more space). However, the owner recently decided he wanted to open up a "museum" type area and have a new building built.

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Postby Coyote » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:58 am

Looks like they do not have a chosen site yet.

[font=Georgia]RFD-TV plans new headquarters[/font]

Erin Grace WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER wrote:Now Gottsch plans to display both Trigger and Bullet to the public in a new downtown Omaha headquarters for RFD-TV, his 10-year-old rural-themed cable network, probably within the next year. Gottsch has been talking to city officials about a site but hasn't finalized anything.

Gottsch has spoken with Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle about the new headquarters and is in talks with the City Planning Department. He said he envisions the company being a visiting spot for tourists, given the acquisitions of Trigger and Bullet and memorabilia he would like to add. “Now we're going to have a museum wing,” he said.

Ron Gerard, spokesman for Suttle, called Gottsch's decision to relocate “a fantastic addition to downtown.” “We will work with him to see what's possible,” Gerard said.
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Postby Coyote » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:39 am

[font=Georgia]Rodeo a sign of Rural Media Group's growth; firm considering building Omaha headquarters[/font]

Barbara Soderlin: World-Herald staff writer wrote:The fast-growing Rural Media Group is now leasing a 23,000-square-foot space at 95th Street and West Dodge Road, a change from its former One Valmont Plaza location, and is still considering building its own headquarters in Omaha. The RFD-TV broadcaster now employs 130, up from 100 in February, and will hire 25 to 30 people to help produce a new rodeo event.
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Postby RNcyanide » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:41 am

So that's what Stothert was talking about!!

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Postby MadMartin8 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:48 am

Well.....at least it's something.
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Postby RNcyanide » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:51 am

I couldn't imagine it would be anything downtown. Maybe something near where they already are.
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Postby MadMartin8 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:59 am

RNcyanide wrote:I couldn't imagine it would be anything downtown. Maybe something near where they already are.



It's probably going to be in an existing building. I can't imagine them using much space.
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Postby NovakOmaha » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:00 am

RNcyanide wrote:I couldn't imagine it would be anything downtown. Maybe something near where they already are.


They would have been a candidate for the Burlington Station though I doubt they could have ponied up the $20 million that KETV is.  Pat Gottsch is a very creative and entrepreneurial guy.  I knew him in the 80s when he was doing satellite dish installations.  How many people would have wanted to buy Trigger?

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Postby Coyote » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:01 am

and is still considering building its own headquarters in Omaha
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Postby MadMartin8 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:02 am

Coyote wrote:
and is still considering building its own headquarters in Omaha



Well, color me curious then. I still can't imagine this being a large building...and hey, it might be at that new 192nd development thing.
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Postby Coyote » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:06 am

Any new corporate building that keeps jobs in Omaha is Large to me.
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Postby MadMartin8 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:08 am

Coyote wrote:Any new corporate building that keeps jobs in Omaha is Large to me.


I'm talking in the literal sense, not the metaphorical.


Yes, a HQ is incredibly important. I just don't see this building being huge. That's all.
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Postby Coyote » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:52 pm

OK, so 130 employees at the present time, 30 more to come with a new event, planning on growth for the future, lets say 200 employees by the next few years. Calculate friends... how many square feet would they need, how many floors...

What is available DT - the Landmark, Qwest, the Towers... there was an article in the OWH that told what buildings had what available, but I couldn't find it...

If you had a Media outlet, where would you build? KETV chose DT...
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Postby RNcyanide » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:54 pm

Coyote wrote:OK, so 130 employees at the present time, 30 more to come with a new event, planning on growth for the future, lets say 200 employees by the next few years. Calculate friends... how many square feet would they need, how many floors...

What is available DT - the Landmark, Qwest, the Towers... there was an article in the OWH that told what buildings had what available, but I couldn't find it...

If you had a Media outlet, where would you build? KETV chose DT...


The Towers?
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Postby MadMartin8 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:55 pm

Coyote wrote:OK, so 130 employees at the present time, 30 more to come with a new event, planning on growth for the future, lets say 200 employees by the next few years. Calculate friends... how many square feet would they need, how many floors...

What is available DT - the Landmark, Qwest, the Towers... there was an article in the OWH that told what buildings had what available, but I couldn't find it...

If you had a Media outlet, where would you build? KETV chose DT...



200 employees. What employers in Omaha have a similar number?

And I really bet this ends up out west.
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MadMartin8 wrote:
Coyote wrote:OK, so 130 employees at the present time, 30 more to come with a new event, planning on growth for the future, lets say 200 employees by the next few years. Calculate friends... how many square feet would they need, how many floors...

What is available DT - the Landmark, Qwest, the Towers... there was an article in the OWH that told what buildings had what available, but I couldn't find it...

If you had a Media outlet, where would you build? KETV chose DT...



200 employees. What employers in Omaha have a similar number?

And I really bet this ends up out west.


Me too. It's called RURAL Media Group.
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Postby Coyote » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:07 pm

RNcyanide wrote:The Towers?

OK, Central Park Plaza I and II
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Postby RNcyanide » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:10 pm

Coyote wrote:
RNcyanide wrote:The Towers?

OK, Central Park Plaza I and II


You know, I assumed that at first, but then I thought of the First National Buildings.
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Postby iamjacobm » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:40 pm

I really hope they bring their production studios to Omaha.

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Postby Garrett » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:39 pm

Doesn't Gavilon have 200?

Edit: Just kidding. Their new headquarters can hold 560.

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Postby RNcyanide » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:00 am

Axel wrote:Doesn't Gavilon have 200?

Edit: Just kidding. Their new headquarters can hold 560.


They could always rent out Gavilon's old spot on the second floor of Con Agra 11.
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Postby cdub » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:56 am

Dont look for the RURAL media group to be anywhere near downtown.

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Postby Coyote » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:01 am

Well if their trend continues..., from One Valmont, to Westroads, that places them close to AkSarBen Village...
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Postby guy4omaha » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:54 pm

I know it's not rural but what about the present KETV studios once KETV vacates the building?
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Postby Garrett » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:36 pm

Wasn't there talk of the RFD headquarters a long time ago when they bought.... Mister Ed was it?

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Postby Coyote » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:38 pm

Axel wrote:Wasn't there talk of the RFD headquarters a long time ago when they bought.... Mister Ed was it?


YEs there was, Brad was talking to me about that the other day - he pointed out an earlier thread about it...
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Postby OmahaRoyals » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:08 am

Axel wrote:Wasn't there talk of the RFD headquarters a long time ago when they bought.... Mister Ed was it?


Trigger, Roy Rogers' horse.

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Postby Coyote » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:37 am

Here was the original RFD - TV thread from a few years ago (we thought about merging them , but then decided against...):

[font=Georgia]RFD - TV and Rural Media Group[/font]
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Postby Brad » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:45 am

Coyote wrote:Here was the original RFD - TV thread from a few years ago (we thought about merging them , but then decided against...):

[font=Georgia]RFD - TV and Rural Media Group[/font]


That's the link back to this thread.  I Merged them together several days ago.  I didn't know you wanted them separate.
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Postby Coyote » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:48 am

Oops. no. merging is fine... Didn't know you had did that...
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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:40 pm

Adios.

http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2014/08/20/rfd-tv-parent-moving-jobs-executives-music-row/14352515/

Rural Media Group, the parent company of the popular RFD-TV cable network, will sublease studio and office space on Music Row, and relocate a bulk of its key executives from Nebraska.

Rural Media Group owns RFD-TV, Rural TV, FamilyNet and Rural Radio on SiriusXM. The company will be subleasing space at 49 Music Square West from Scripps Networks. The space was vacated by GAC.

The move of executives from Omaha, Neb. will take several months and signal the relocation of an unspecified number of full-time production jobs for both the television and radio networks. The move is expected to mean production will begin in Nashville no later than the first quarter of 2015, the company said.

“This option came along at the perfect time for our company as we have been looking for the right place to consolidate our operations and expand production for original programming,” Patrick Gottsch, founder of Rural Media Group Inc., in a statement.

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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:47 pm

cdub wrote:Dont look for the RURAL media group to be anywhere near downtown.


Anywhere near our downtown at least. Just downtown Nashville.

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Postby NovakOmaha » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:10 pm

They would have been an interesting occupant of the old Burlington Station. I'm glad that KETV is moving there but Pat Gotsch is a bit flashier than Channel 7. Whatever. Loss to Omaha to see him move it.

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Postby cdub » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:58 am

iamjacobm wrote:
cdub wrote:Dont look for the RURAL media group to be anywhere near downtown.


Anywhere near our downtown at least.  Just downtown Nashville.


Nashville has a rural cache. :)

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Postby GetUrban » Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:37 pm

Apparently we were getting too urban for them.
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cdub wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:
cdub wrote:Dont look for the RURAL media group to be anywhere near downtown.


Anywhere near our downtown at least.  Just downtown Nashville.


Nashville has a rural cache.  :)


I read that they wanted to do original programming. If you are rural oriented and you have a choice of Omaha or Nashville, something tells me that there is not much of a decision there.
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Postby iamjacobm » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:06 pm

Well in the article today it was said that 20 jobs and the "official" HQ is staying here. Said it isn't out of the question to move back to Omaha in the future and that other cities have been trying to lure them as well.

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Re: RFD-TV / Rural Media Group

Postby choke » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:52 am

Looks like RFD is taking everything out of Nashville and Omaha and moving to Ft. Worth. I feel like the Midwest dodged the recession but while the rest of the country is now currently booming, the Midwest is in financial trouble.


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