DODGE CITY, Kan. – The Dodge City Roundup Rodeo has been a world-class event for much of its existence.
This year, the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour event also is receiving unprecedented live coverage from some of the biggest web-based entities in ProRodeo. For those who can’t make their way to this southwest Kansas community, the weekend performances will be carried live on the Internet.
Steve Kenyon’s ProRodeo Live will broadcast the final three performances, which will take place at 7:45 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday – the Sunday showcase is the championship round and will feature the top contestants from the qualifying rounds that take place through the week.
Rob Matthews will make the call for ProRodeo Live. Friday’s broadcast will air Saturday afternoon on Rural Radio 80, and Saturday’s show will air Sunday afternoon on that Sirius XM station. The championship round will re-broadcast on Rural Radio 80 on Saturday, Aug. 9.
The championship round also will be simulcast live Sunday night on the Wrangler Network online.
“This is a very exciting time for Roundup Rodeo,” said Dr. R.C. Trotter, the chairman of the volunteer committee that produces the annual rodeo. “We’re happy to partner with ProRodeo Live and the Wrangler Network to be able to share our rodeo with everyone that wants to follow it. We believe we have one of the very best rodeos in the country, and we’re proud to have this opportunity to share it.”
The rodeo begins Tuesday with steer roping competition throughout the day, followed by the inaugural Dodge City Roundup Xtreme Bulls at 7:45 p.m. Performances for the rodeo take place at the same time beginning Wednesday.