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02 Oct 2015

RTM Announces America's #1 Automotive How-To PowerBlock Returns October 3rd

PowerBlock will air weekends on GRIT and Raycom stations; Available in over 93 million homes

RTM, a Raycom Media Company and producers of the PowerNation and PowerBlock automotive television programs, announced today that PowerBlock, America's #1 automotive how-to shows, will return to air beginning this Saturday, October 3rd. PowerBlock will air at 8:00 a.m. eastern. The lineup begins with Muscle Car, followed by HorsePower, Trucks!, and Xtreme 4x4.

Hosted by Stacy McCloud, PowerBlock will be broadcast nationally on GRIT, which reaches 93 million households. In addition, 31 Raycom Media-owned television stations will air PowerBlock. Both GRIT and the Raycom stations are free and available over-the-air with a digital antenna, or through local cable.

"We are very excited to partner with GRIT to return PowerBlock to television viewers nationwide," said RTM President Matthew Hawkins. "Whether viewers love working on their iconic muscle cars, building and tuning engines, restoring trucks, or building an extreme off road rig, PowerBlock has an exciting show for them every Saturday morning on GRIT and weekends on Raycom stations."

The PowerBlock shows returning to air are:

  • • Muscle Car - Working with '60s and '70s era muscle cars and Detroit's latest modern muscle machines, viewers learn how to do step-by-step restoration and modification projects.
  • • Horsepower - Pro engine builders give viewers the secrets on assembling and tuning everything from mild performance street machines to full race monsters.
  • • Trucks! - Expert techs demonstrate how to restore, modify, customize and paint classic and late model 2- and 4-wheel drive pickups, sport trucks, and SUVs.
  • • Xtreme 4x4 - Metal-working skills are shared as viewers learn how to fab and weld custom crawlers, buggies, diesels, and 4x4's before punishing them on the trail.

For a list of local station affiliates for PowerBlock, please visit

GRIT targets men 25-54 with a heavy focus on western, war and action programming. GRIT is part of Katz Broadcasting, a new company established by current Bounce TV founder/COO and former Turner Broadcasting executive Jonathan Katz.