ABOUT RTM PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Established in 1989 by Executive Producers Patty Bledsoe St. Lawrence and Joe St. Lawrence. In 2014, the company became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raycom Media.
RTM Productions is a full-service television production company specializing in automotive, outdoor, and entertainment programming. The company employs a staff of approximately 45, including executive staff, administration, sales, producers, writers, talent, videographers, editors, and graphic artists, website designers and programmers. RTM is vertically integrated providing all production services – studios, cameras and post-production in house.
In January, 2006 RTM consolidated its three locations and moved into a state-of the-art 50,000 sq ft facility located in Franklin, TN. This production tech center features six full production studios, five edit suites and all business offices.
RTM has supplied program series and specials to CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, NBC Sports Network, The Outdoor Channel, Outdoor Life Network, Spike TV, TNN, as well as domestic syndication and international distribution.
RTM's regularly scheduled half-hour programs have included new vehicle and how-to automotive series and outdoor lifestyle shows:
Pro engine building tips and secrets on assembling and tuning everything from mild performance street engines to full-race monsters.
Expert tech on how to restore, modify, customize and paint classic and late model 2 and 4-wheel drive pickups, sport trucks and SUVs.
Metal working skills are shared on how to fab and wed custom crawlers, buggies, diesels and Jeeps before punishing them on the trails.
Step-by-step restoration and modification projects for 60's and 70's era muscle cars and Detroit's latest modern muscle machines.
Cable's highest rated and longest running auto how-to show, HorsePower TV targets street machine owners, hot rodders and racers who modify and tune for performance. The show backs up it's projects with before and after tests on it's engine and chassis dynos making this the ideal series to market speed parts.
America's original how-to show specifically for street truck enthusiasts, Trucks! focuses on customizing, painting, and modifying new and classic, domestic and import 2 and 4WD pickups, SUVs and diesels. Event coverage includes new truck tests, lifestyle truck-ins, custom shows and race events. Trucks! is the ideal venue to reach the serious truck enthusiast.
Television's first series dedicated exclusively to showing how to fabricate hardcore trail rigs, sand buggies, lifted pickups and off-road vehicles. Xtreme 4x4 features high energy 4WD truck projects from start-to-finish plus extreme action off road events. Serious off road enthusiasts watch this TV show.
Television's first how-to series on sourcing, restoring, painting and modifying original V8 American muscle cars from the 60s and 70s, plus Detroit's current modern muscle machines. Experts demonstrate how to rebuild, paint and resto-mod these iconic cars while sharing information on vehicle history and statistics. This show constitutes the country's largest community of muscle car fans.
Search & Restore
Search & Restore seeks out and reaches out to viewers worthy of complete vehicle restorations. Taped on location and at RTM's PowerBlock Tech Center, volunteer teams dramatically transform viewer rides.
A magazine style half-hour show for the shooting sports enthusiast with competitions, firearm history, gun tech, and exhibition shooting.
Top Dead Center
A magazine format dedicated to on and off-road motorcycle enthusiasts with racing and lifestyle event coverage, new bike tests, and how-to projects.
Car and Driver Television
A half-hour broadcast extension of the world's largest automotive magazine dedicated to testing new vehicles.
Hot Rod Magazine TV
A half-hour lifestyle and how-to program focusing on domestic performance automobiles.
Motor Trend Television
A half-hour magazine format program reviewing import and domestic vehicles, classic cars, and driving products.
Road Test Magazine
A half-hour program for the new and vintage car and truck enthusiast.
The Gold Prospector
A half-hour outdoor adventure how-to and destination show featuring gold prospecting techniques for the recreational prospector.
A half-hour magazine format show dedicated to Recreational Vehicle living and lifestyles. Each show presents destination stories, road tests of RV's, and "how to" information on projects and products for RV living.
An action-packed television adventure series appealing to both the avid hunter/angler, and to the casual weekend warrior. This half-hour show gives viewers useful "how-to" tips and techniques of the latest hunting and fishing equipment and technology, as well as providing an in depth look at the native wildlife that makes the U.S. and Canada a "sportsman's paradise."
One-hour motorsports - pro drag racing; July 1993 half-hour motorsports - sportsman drag racing
The Wild West Lives
One-hour Cowboy Action Shooting special with Randy Travis and Roy Rogers
Colt's Great American Shootout
One-hour special on ISA Three Gun World Championship
Great Outdoor Sporting & Wildlife Festival
Half-hour specials on Duck's Unlimited national game fair event
RTM and it's staff have received production and broadcast industry awards including thirteen Emmy awards, The Gabriel Award, PM National Award, UPI Award, Telly Award, ITVA Silver Reel Award, John F. Kennedy Award, Unity Award, National Press Photographer Award, National headliner Award, OWW Excellence in Craft Award, Communicator Award, and International Automotive Media Awards.