Rural Media Group has reached an agreement with Scripps Networks, LLC to sublet the space vacated recently by Great American Country at 49 Music Sq. W. in Nashville. RMG owns RFD-TV, FamilyNet, and Rural Radio on Sirius XM.
The move from RMG’s current location at Northstar Studios will take place over the next several months. As part of the agreement with Scripps, RMG purchased the GAC production equipment contained on the first two floors of the building. RMG’s corporate offices will take over the majority of space on the 3rd floor.
“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,” stated Patrick Gottsch, Founder of Rural Media Group, Inc. “We want to thank the good folks at Northstar Studios who were so supportive in helping build RFD-TV over the past 10 years here in Nashville. They are all the ultimate professionals, and we wish them well with the sale of their property on Dickerson Pike.”
The majority of key employees from RMG’s corporate offices in Omaha, Neb. will be transferred to Nashville in the coming months. New jobs in 64 categories will be created in television and radio operations, digital production, and marketing. Applicants can review openings at rfdtv.com. A remodeling of the Music Row space is expected to be completed in mid-September.
“These are exciting times at Rural Media Group as we continue to expand distribution for both television channels, RFD-TV (RFD HD) & RURAL TV/FamilyNet, and begin our second year of operations for RURAL RADIO on SiriusXM Channel 80,” offered Steve Campione, COO for RMG. “To finally have all our operations and management team at one location will be a huge benefit by itself to this company. The fact that we have found such a perfect building and location right in the middle of Nashville’s Music Row can only add to our potential success over the next several years.”
Much of the GAC staff was relocated or laid off.
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