From the Associated Press:
The movie cowboy's faithful companion was bought by the cable company RFD-TV in
I’ve watched this channel a time or two courtesy of my sister Kat’s DirecTV hookup, and there are some fascinating country music artifacts on there. Classic reruns of The Wilburn Brothers Show, The Porter Wagoner Show, Pop Goes the Country and Hee Haw—I watched the latter with my father over the Fourth of July weekend, and that rerun was so old that Archie Campbell’s hair was still dark…and Charley Pride looked as if he were twelve years old.
Funny, though—you’d think a channel named “RFD” could make room for reruns of the beloved situation comedy that we remember so affectionately here every Monday. But no dice.
[Julie Ann] Ream, the niece of another famous singing cowboy, Rex Allen, said her family was close friends with the
"They are spinning in their graves right now," she said.
Well, I’m sure
As for Trigger's new owner, Campione says RFD-TV hopes to start its own Western museum and is looking to buy more
On behalf of RFD—“happy trails and may the Good Lord take a likin’ to ya!”
(Once again, a generous doff of the TDOY chapeau to Bill “Go ahead and run, kids…the gators will catch up to you eventually” Crider for the link…)