Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Daily Republic: Small Town, Big Deal

The hosts of “Small Town Big Deal” won’t soon forget filming at the Corn Palace.

Jann Carl and Rodney Miller, hosts of the TV show, recall a little boy jumping up and down, shouting out “Small Town Big Deal.”

“It just meant we were resonating with the kids, too,” Carl said. “That was a big deal for us.”

Carl and Miller visited South Dakota this summer, to film the Red Power Show in Huron and the Corn Palace in Mitchell.

Carl had never seen the Corn Palace, Mitchell’s main tourist attraction, before — but she had heard about it. She was excited to visit, and said the visit lived up to the anticipation.

“Not only is it incredibly unique, and so amazing, but everybody we met was so proud of it,” she said. “You could see it’s such a great sense of pride of the city.”

Huron’s events will be the main focus of the episode, which is scheduled to air at 8:30 p.m. today, but it will also feature the Corn Palace. Mitchell and Huron both fit perfectly into the theme and purpose of the show, the hosts said. That’s celebration of small-town life, family values and rural America.

“When people watch our show, they have hope the American dream is still alive,” Carl said.

Miller, who is no stranger to Red Power Roundup, said Huron embraced the event like he’s never seen. Everywhere they looked, a red tractor beckoned.

“Basically we’re moving the production to South Dakota,” Carl said with a laugh.

“Small Town Big Deal,” which started in 2012, airs every Thursday on RFD. Miller and Carl said they are excited at the show’s recent partnership with Carbon TV, which streams outdoor TV shows online for free at

“We think Jan and Rodney really showcase the people and places across the nation that make the country great,” said Corey Spearman, Director of Product Development for Carbon Media Group, “We’re big on community, big on the outdoor lifestyle. We really think it’s a perfect match.”

Carl and Miller, whose banter extends beyond their co-hosting duties, joked with Spearman, also — a camaraderie that all three said they enjoy.
Miller, a farm kid from Illinois who now lives in Georgia, said he’s always looking for strong, grassroots stories about real people, particularly from rural America. Carl, who lives in Los Angeles, said this is the show she’s always wanted to do.

“Our show is like a love letter to America,” she said. “We like to focus on the upbeat, uplifting, positive things that are going on in towns all across America.”

They focus mostly on small towns, and have a seal of approval from the Parents Television Council, a family friendly feel they are proud of.

“We really think America is thirsty for that, too — family friendly TV,” Carl said.

Source: The Daily Republic


Luke Capizzo

PBR: Clark To Join PBR Live Broadcasts on CarbonTV

PUEBLO, Colo. – The Professional Bull Riders announced Monday that fan-favorite Brendon Clark, who retired from bull riding at the end of the 2013 Built Ford Tough Series season, will return to action as host and sideline reporter for the all new PBR LIVE on this Saturday and Sunday from Madison Square Garden in New York.

The Australian will provide insight from behind the chutes and throughout the arena, in addition to conducting rider interviews via a new exclusive roving camera angle intended to provide PBR LIVE viewers unprecedented access to events.

“I’m very excited to be able to have an opportunity to share my take on the sport and give fans some insight that they might not be able to get elsewhere,” said Clark, who competed on the BFTS for 11 seasons, compiling 229 career rides. “It will be fun to share some stories about the riders, and it’s a great opportunity to continue to work closely with the PBR.”

Streams from the Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden will begin at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, 7 p.m. ET on Saturday and 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. Fans can view the action at, the premier online video destination for outdoor and rural-themed content is the exclusive home of PBR LIVE, the PBR’s event streaming, companion content and archival content channel. In 2015, a total of 100 PBR events, consisting of BFTS performances, BDVT events, the BlueDEF Velocity Finals and extensive coverage around the World Finals, will be broadcast live on Streams are available to fans around the world free of charge.

About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR)
The premier bull riding organization in the world began as a dream of 20 bull riders 23 years ago and is now a global sports phenomenon. PBR broadcasts reach more than half a billion households in 50 nations and territories around the world, and more than 2.5 million fans attend live events each year. The PBR features the Top 35 bull riders in the world and the top bulls in the business. Three circuits, the televised Built Ford Tough Series, the BlueDEF Velocity Tour and the Touring Pro Division, have paid more than $140 million in earnings to its athletes. Twenty-seven men have earned more than $1 million, including three-time World Champion Silvano Alves who, in just 54 months, won more than $5.2 million to become the richest bull rider in history. 2013 World Champion J.B. Mauney and two-time World Champion Justin McBride have also surpassed $5.1 million in earnings. For more information on the PBR, go to, or follow on Facebook at, Twitter at, and YouTube at

About Carbon Media Group
Bingham Farms, Mich.-based Carbon Media Group is the largest producer of digital content for outdoor and rural lifestyle enthusiasts. Through its multi-channel digital ecosystem, Carbon Media Group is devoted to connecting brands with this critical and growing audience. In addition to its more than 500 websites for outdoor sports, action sports and agriculture enthusiasts, Carbon Media Group boasts the largest network of outdoor-related YouTube channels (MCN) and—the premiere online and OTT destination for streaming outdoor and rural lifestyle video content.

Source: PBR


Luke Capizzo