Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Kim Rhode Coming to Outdoors With Larry Rea
Outdoors with Larry Rea is proud to announce that five-time Olympic shotgun medalist Kim Rhode will be a guest on this week's show at about 7:15 a.m., CDT, on Saturday, Sept. 8. Kim, who has been an OLR guest several times, made Olympic history at the 2012 London Games by becoming the first U.S. athlete to medal in an individual sport in five consecutive Olympics. Rhode's longtime sponsor, Winchester Ammunition, is honoring her success by featuring her on a commemorative box of legendary AA target loads. Rhode now takes her place among iconic Americans John Wayne, Teddy Roosevelt and Oliver F. Winchester as the lone individuals to be featured on Winchester Ammunition boxes - impressive considering the Winchester brand dates back to 1866.
In London, Rhode dominated the women's skeet competition to win her third career shooting gold medal, becoming the first woman ever to achieve three shooting golds. The limited edition Winchester AA boxes featuring Rhode will be standard, 25-round boxes of 2 3/4-inch, #8-shot target shells. Winchester will donate a portion of the proceeds generated by the Rhode boxes to USA Shooting. Winchester has been a proud sponsor of USA Shooting and the official ammunition of the USA Shooting Shotgun team since 1999. In four years of preparation for London, Winchester supported the USA Shooting Shotgun Team with almost three million rounds of Winchester AA ammunition. To put that in perspective, 3 million rounds of AA ammunition weighs about 230,000 pounds - about the same as 60 standard-sized cars.
We're honored to have Kim join us on the radio in the closing segment of Outdoors with Larry Rea on Saturday, Sept. 8, 6-7:30 a.m. Our co-host will be noted Mid-South angler Ron Wong.
Other guests will include:
-- Pro angler Jacob Wheeler, who capped his rookie season on the FLW Tour with a wire-to-wire victory in the 2012 Forrest Wood Cup, capturing professional bass fishing's biggest payday and his second championship title in two years. With the Cup victory, the 21-year old Wheeler, who also won the BFL All-American in 2011, became the youngest angler ever to win the FLW's championship event.
-- Chuck Smart, general manager of MoJo Outdoors, who'll tell us about the Monroe, La.-based company's new Voodoo Dove and Screamin' Woody.
OLR is in its 12th year on Sports 790-AM as part of the Entercom Memphis family of stations.