The Great American Country network (GAC) visited America’s Largest RV Show, held Sept. 11–15 in Hershey, Pa., to film its “Top 20 Countdown.” According to a press release, the segment will air on Friday (Sept. 20).
The Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA), which manages America’s Largest RV Show, was contacted by the production company the week prior to the start of the show.
“I love receiving those calls,” said Heather Leach, marketing and education director for PRVCA. “It’s always fun working with the film crews – to be able to watch them in action and then see the final product on TV is always a great experience.”
GAC along with HGTV, which film at the show every year, are both brands of Scripps Networks. “Because of our long-standing relationship with Scripps Networks and HGTV, we were excited to welcome GAC to America’s Largest RV Show,” Leach said.
GAC’s “Top 20 Countdown” is hosted by Nan Kelly. This week’s episode will feature Kelly making her way around America’s Largest RV Show checking out the latest in RVing while introducing their top 20 songs of the week.
“You will even see a few other familiar faces,” Leach says. “RV Doctor” Gary Bunzer made a special guest appearance and Leach got a few moments of airtime to discuss the details of the show. “Nan Kelly and the crew were great to work with,” Leach stated. “I enjoyed giving them a tour of the show and providing them with any information they needed about the show and RVing.”
GAC’s “Top 20 Countdown” will air at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m on Sept. 20, and again on Sept. 21 at midnight, 2 a.m. and 11 a.m. For more information, visit www.gactv.com. For more information on America’s Largest RV Show, visit www.largestRVshow.com.
Go RVing will be rolling out a 2013 partnership with the Great American Country Network (GAC) and the Outdoor Channel in the early spring that will “build on the two successful promotions initiated last year with the two networks,” according to a press release.
As part of the partnership, GAC will produce two 60-second spots that will be shot in late January featuring celebrity singer/songwriter Chuck Wicks. An avid outdoorsman and hunter, the vignettes will focus on how Wicks enjoys the RV lifestyle with friends and family.
Go RVing invited member manufacturers to provide a loan vehicle, and 14 towable units were entered in a lottery. After a random drawing, the Hyper Lite SURV by Forest River Inc.’s XLR Toyhauler Group was selected as the unit to be featured in the vignettes, which will air 1,600 times between Feb. 18 and March 30.
On the Outdoor Channel, Go RVing will again be offering a national “Spring Fever Sweepstakes” designed to increase the awareness and interest in RVs. This year, Outdoor Channel will create four sweepstakes vignettes featuring network talent Pat Reeve and Nicole Jones, hosts of the popular hunting show “Driven,” as well as angler Mark Zona who hosts “Big Water Adventure.”
As in last year’ contest, a new RV will be given away as the sweepstakes grand prize. Following a separate random drawing, the Outdoor Channel will award the lucky winner a Flagstaff Classic 620 ST folding camping trailer, also from Forest River.
The Go RVing/Outdoor Channel vignettes will air on the network over 150 times throughout the April sweepstakes promotion and will also be on OutdoorChannel.com where consumers enter the sweepstakes.
Go RVing’s first-ever national RV giveaway, conducted in partnership with Great American Country Network (GAC), will culminate on July 31 when the RV is presented to the winner at Tom Stinnett Derby City RV in Clarksville, Ind.
The winner, Clifton Johnson, won the 2012 Lance Camper Ultralight travel trailer in a drawing from nearly 650,000 entries.
The sweepstakes, which ran from March 1 through April 16, generated a total of 811,000 entries and more than 46,000 leads for the Go RVing program from entrants who opted to receive information from participating Go RVing dealers, manufacturers and campgrounds.