April 24, 2009

Kent Hrbek Fishing Trip

I received this e-mail yesterday and thought I would pass it on to the readers here...

WFN: World Fishing Network and Charter Communications Invite Minnesota Anglers on a Fishing Trip with Kent Hrbek

“WFN HD/Charter’s Hanging with Hrbie” Offers Winner a Day of Fishing with Former MLB All Star and Host of Kent Hrbek Outdoors on WFN

ROCHESTER, MN., APR. 22, 2009 – Charter Communications and WFN: World Fishing Network, North America’s only 24-hour fishing lifestyle channel, will offer one lucky Minnesota angler and his or her favorite fishing buddy the opportunity to spend the day fishing with former MLB great Kent Hrbek in the “WFN HD/Charter Fishing with Hrbie” contest. WFN HD launched on Charter’s digital cable systems in Minnesota last year on Charter Sports View, digital channel 407.

In addition to the two-hour fishing trip on one of the best lakes in Minnesota , the winner will also receive transportation to the fishing location, one-night hotel accommodation, lunch with the former slugger, exclusive WFN prize pack and the opportunity to appear in the production of one episode of Kent Hrken Outdoors. In addition, highlights from the event will be featured on a WFN show. The contest runs through May 15, 2009. To enter, anglers should visit www.WFN.TV/charter to complete an official entry form. Customers can contact Charter at 1-888-GETCHARTER for more information on subscribing to WFN.

“WFN is all about educating and entertaining anglers,” said Chris Doyle, Vice President of Marketing for WFN. “We couldn’t think of a more memorable experience for a Minnesota angler than spending the day on a great lake with a legendary former ball player who is now one of the most popular outdoor television show personalities.”

Hosted by the former MLB star and award winning journalist Eric Gislason, Kent Hrbek Outdoors prides itself on entertaining, non-traditional, personality-driven television at its best. Guests include newsmakers from the worlds of sports, business, entertainment, politics, media, and even everyday people – all woven together with trademark storytelling and stunning high-definition photojournalism.

Hrbek, who was born and raised in Minnesota , is a true Minnesota sports legend. His 13-year MLB career (1981-94) with the Twins included two World Championships and one All-Star selection in a career that included 293 career home runs, a .282 batting average and 1,086 RBI. His uniform #14 is one of just four retired by the team.

“We are pleased to partner with WFN to offer our customers this unique opportunity,” stated John Crowley, Vice President and General Manager for Charter’s Minnesota operations. “Charter is committed to building long-term, satisfying relationships with our customers by providing services they want. World Fishing Network offers content that adds value to our service, and responds to requests from our customers,” Crowley added.

About WFN: World Fishing Network

WFN: World Fishing Network is the only 24/7 television network dedicated to all segments of fishing with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. WFN’s coverage includes a selection of the best international series and the most diverse species coverage of any outdoor network. Featuring popular programs hosted by the world’s top anglers, the network also includes a variety of exclusive lifestyle shows including Charlie Moore TV, Hookin’ Up with Mariko Izumi and WFN’s Reel Road Trip.

Originally launched in December 2005, today WFN and WFN HD are available in more than 20 million households through North American cable, satellite and telecommunications distributors. In the U.S. , distributors include Verizon FiOS, Dish Network and Charter Communications. For more information visit www.WFN.TV.

Have a great weekend!