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New rural channel with 'Hee Haw' hits Charter Cable

Charter Cable and Rural Media Group, Inc. report that RFD-TV, the 24-hour television network dedicated to serving the needs and interests of rural America, is now available on Charter digital channel 138 throughout Minnesota.

Included in the December 15 rollout were the areas of Alexandria, Glenwood, Osakis, Brainerd, Browerville, Long Prairie, Aitkin, Park Rapids, Staples, Wadena, Buffalo, Duluth, Fergus Falls, Albany, Little Falls, Melrose, Sauk Centre, St. Cloud, Waite Park, Benson, Cottonwood, Kerkhoven, Marshall, Montevideo and Willmar.

"We are thrilled that Charter Communications has added RFD-TV to its lineup in Minnesota," said John Scaro, director of affiliate sales and marketing Midwest division for RFD-TV, "Once again, Charter has proven why it is a leader in providing networks that represent their lifestyle and viewing desires."

"We are pleased to provide special interest programming for our customers' information and enjoyment," said John Crowley, vice president and general manager for Charter's Minnesota operations. Bringing RFD-TV into our customers' homes adds value to our service, and responds to requests from our customers."

RFD-TV offers a wide variety of outdoor, agriculture and equine programs.

Programming features blocks dedicated to rural lifestyle, equine, agriculture, video auctions, and traditional music and entertainment.

Exclusive programming including classic episodes from Hee Haw, along with new Nashville productions bringing back Crook and Chase, Ralph Emery, and now The Marty Stuart Show have been delivering strong Nielsen ratings in both primetime and daytime hours.