Founded in 1995, as Nehemiah Management & Consultants by owner Rodney Harris, NMC was at the forefront of bringing entertainment diversity to the Akron, Ohio area. In the early 90's, NMC established 'The Rodney Harris Comedy Jam'. This series of comedy concerts, which featured many now famous comedians, sold out high profile venues like Tangier, the Akron Civic and was the first concert held at John S. Knight Center. These concerts served as a vehicle to promote the comedians, but most importantly our city and our local sponsors.
January 2005, first airing as a morning show on Time Warner Cable, channel 23, we began The Akron Today Show - ATS. Our focus then and still remains covering our city, its people, community activities and events. Our video division teamed with Bondage Breakers, Inc., a non-profit company, to teach "at risk" youth ages 8 to 18, television and video production skills. We've continually showcased local businesses, sports, civic events, entertainment and hometown heroes.
Fall of 2009, ATS was honored in lights and afforded the opportunity to televise from the world renowned Goodyear Blimp.
August 2010, ATS was invited to cover President Barack Obama's historic backyard visit to Columbus, Ohio. Nationally, we were one of only fifteen media outlets invited to cover this historic event. In addition, ATS has covered the NBA Draft in New York City, NY - 2010 to 2015, the NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinement in Canton, Ohio - 2010 to 2019, the NBA Finals - 2010 to 2013 and The BIG3 2017 to present.
January 2018, Nehemiah Management & Consultants officially changed its name to Prime Local TV Network, LLC. Prime Local moved its offices to Pittsburgh, PA and added three new productions to its lineup - Pittsburgh Live 20, covering greater Pittsburgh, Metro Game Day covering high school sports and Praise & Glory, covering local church events. We are in association with Amazon and Roku, two of the largest streaming device companies in the world. This allows us to provide local programming city by city. With our current technology, we are able to provide live local programming at an affordable price! Our first test city, Pittsburgh, PA, debuted in January of 2018 on Amazon Fire TV Stick and Roku as Prime Local Pittsburgh and Metro Game Day.
With over 85% of Americans now viewing local videos on their smartphones and over one hundred million on streaming devices, Prime Local TV Network, LLC and Metro Game Day, Inc.is positioning itself to become the new media powerhouse!
Mark has been with MGD for the pass three years, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team. He is also a big Steelers FAN!
NYU school of Broadcasting
MBA from Cincinnati University
Broadcasting, Media and Communations
Jennifer J. Byrnes AKA BERNIE
Jennifer has worked for MGD for over two years, and is our lead cinematographer. We affectionately call her "Bernie".
Walsh College with a BA in Communitions
Cinematography and Broadcast Media