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Fans enjoy the action at the National Finals Rodeo. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

The National Finals Rodeo, one of the biggest events and most lucrative events to come to Vegas every year, will be announcing in a news conference on Wednesday morning that it won’t be coming to town this year. The Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association will announce that this year’s rodeo will be held in Arlington, TX at Globe Life Field. Restrictions on ticketed events and crowd size due to the pandemic was the major factor in the decision to move the event to Texas. Losing the NFR is a huge blow to the Las Vegas economy. The NFR is estimated to bring in around $200 million every year. The move is only temporary and officials from the PRCA and the Las Vegas NFR board expressed optimism that the event would be held as scheduled in Vegas next year.

Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.