MARCH 15, 2019

Bassmaster Classic Featured on Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Host Rob Keck is spotlighting the 2019 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, the Super Bowl of bass fishing, taking place this weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Hear from a trio of key people, Maurice Bowen and Rick Emmitt from the White River Marine Group and Amanda Popp from Bass Pro Shops as they discuss Bass Pro's relationship with the Classic, the pro teams and the boats they depend on, and meet three of the biggest names in fishing, and favorites in this year's competition; Ott Defoe, Kevin VanDam, and Edwin Evers.

Tune in to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio on Saturday, March 16, at 10 a.m. and 2 pm, and Sunday at 9 a.m. ET on RURAL SiriusXM Channel 147 for this exciting and informational show.

Each week, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World draws upon outdoor experts from across the country, including those within the Bass Pro Shops family. Rob Keck, Bass Pro Shops’ director of conservation, and his guests provide listeners with the latest information about hunting, fishing and wildlife conservation.

About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops is North America’s premier outdoor and Conservation Company. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today the company provides customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more. In 2017 Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela’sto create a “best-of-the-best” experience with superior products, dynamic locations and outstanding customer service. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”

Media Contact: Katie Mitchell, Communications Manager, Bass Pro Group,; 417-873-5618

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