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04.12.2011
Veteran TV Host Joins CBR Broadcasts

FT Worth Texas (April 12, 2011) Championship Bull riding Inc. announced today that veteran rodeo commentator Butch Knowles will join its broadcast team for the upcoming 2011 television season on Great American country (GAC). Knowles will join host Jeff Medders and provide color commentary during the twenty six weeks of the CINCH CBR Tour  broadcasts. In  addition, CBR President Tuff Hedeman and GAC's Suzanne Alexander will continue to provide in- show commentary, contestant interviews and analysis to the highly rated bull  riding series.

Knowles brings years of television broadcast experience to CBR. For the past 23 years he has provided the color commentary for the National Finals Rodeo telecast on ESPN. Prior to his television career, Butch was a very successful saddle bronc  rider with 4 NFR qualifications. He won the NFR average title in 1987. Prior to his professional career, Butch won a National High School All Around title and was collegiate All Around runner up twice.

"CBR is very excited to add Butch to our great television team," stated CBR CEO Wes Bruce. "Expect a different look and some exciting new twists to the Cinch CBR Tour television series this year."

Butch added, " I am honored to be joining my great friend and long time broadcast partner Jeff Medder in hosting CBR events on GAC. I am impressed with the professionalism of their entire staff. The growth of CBR is directly related to their progressive attitude and talent level of their riders and bucking stock. I am proud to be associated with them and am looking forward to a great year."

The televised 2011 Cinch CBR Tour series will begin Tuesday May 3rd at 9 pm EST on GAC and can be seen three (3) times weekly for twenty six(26) consecutive weeks culminating in late October with the crowning of the World Champion bull rider at the Tour Finale in Loveland, Colorado.

 

About CBR
Led by bull riding icon, Tuff Hedeman, Championship Bull Riding, Inc. (CBR) is a nationwide professional bull riding tour which airs primetime on GAC TV, airing 104 times in 2010 and logging over 300 hours of television annually since 2004.  Every CBR Tour stop features a two-hour show and an adrenaline rush like no other, hosting more than 20 events and over 100,000 fans in live attendance. CBR is home of the REAL COWBOY SPORT
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