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  • I am a radio imaging and voice over specialist. My professional radio career started in 1981 at WOCQ in Ocean City, MD. I then went on to work at various radio stations in the Baltimore/Washington corridor WBSB (B104 Baltimore), WAVA (Washington, DC), WDJY (HOT 100-FM Washington)WXYV (V103 Baltimore), WGHT(HOT 95.9 Baltimore), WKHI (100 KHI Ocean City), and WRQX (Q107 Washington). 1996 I left WXYV V103, started Pat Garrett Creative and went out on my own as a radio imaging specialist. I am best known for my work in radio and television and can be heard in major markets throughout the US, including News WCBS/New York, WBLS /New York,Classic Hits WLS-FM/Chicago, Country KPLX/Dallas, Urban AC WDAS/Philadelphia,Urban KBXX Houston,Hip Hop WHTA Atlanta,CBS Radio Sports Talkers WJFK,WJZ-FM,WHFS-FM and Sports Radio 1090 Seattle, CHR WWMX /Baltimore, WJZ-TV/ Baltimore and a soon to be announced top 5 Urban AC client!
  • I can’t believe I get to play radio and voice-over guy for a living! I’ve been doing this since I was 10 years old. My Grandfather got into the business as a preacher in small towns in Kansas and Nebraska, and started to build a small network of radio stations. My Father had the passion as well and began running the radio group. Many evenings after sunset, I would take over the Control Room in my Dad’s daytime AM station in Denver and play radio for hours. I spent a lot of time in the production rooms making sweepers and promos, ready to roll them out the next time the station would sign off for the night. Thanks to all my clients, Nate at CESD and my family for putting up with me as I continue to “play” radio and voice-over guy today and into the future!
  • Kentucky born and raised… Living in Dallas, Texas… Love the creative freedom and theater of the mind that radio provides… Beyond thankful for everyone who has me on, and allows me the privilege of being on their stations.
  • George Robinson brings 20 plus years experience as a voice actor and sound designer to the imaging table - working on award winning projects for A&E, TBS, Cartoon Network, Nikon, just to mention a few. As a former imaging director in Atlanta, Robinson understands producers and knows that “accessibility” is as important as talent.  He’s built a solid reputation on getting work done on time, every time – probably one of the reasons he’s the voice of KABC, WABC and WLS in the country’s top 3 markets. Imaging and music is still a passion of his, and Robinson has gone deep into Native instruments, Heavyocity and Qutput. Ongoing education to always stay fresh and on top of recording and imaging trends is also a passion. With the addition of Komplete Kontrol S61 and S81 keys, and maschine studio, Robinson always ready to take on a new project or a new station.
  • In the early ‘90’s John was one of the featured voices for Bill Young Productions, producing and voicing hundreds of Radio and TV spots for national touring acts and major labels. Prior to that, his broadcasting career took him from a start in San Francisco with opportunities in Stockton, Atlanta and San Jose. In 1991 he became imaging voice for Country KZLA with dozens of Country stations to follow over the next few years. In 1995 John became the promo voice for Atlanta-based WCW, World Championship Wrestling and was heard around the world on as many as five syndicated weekly shows. Since 1996 he’s been the exclusive voice of the CMA Awards on ABC-TV. Also heard on GAC, HDNet, Turner South and TBS, in late 2000, John began a busy relationship with CNN. He lends his voice to narrations, commercials, podcasts and even museum presentations. John’s voice is on permanent display in the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.
  • Jeff is an imaging producer and a versatile voiceover talent who’s proud to have served as a “station voice” for hundreds of radio stations over the years. Besides fresh, compelling performances, he remains focused on customer service, fast turnaround, and throwing in funny and creative “extras” when appropriate. Credits include CBS, A&E television, Spike TV, CNBC, DIY, MLB, and Outdoor Life Network, along with every Grand Theft Auto game since GTA III. Jeff did imaging at Kiss 108 for many years, and today works out of Greater Media’s Boston studios along with his own home studios.
  • Harry’s career has taken him to legendary stations in the top 3 markets of Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. He has held every programming post from Program Director/Music Director to on-air talent with KIIS-FM Los Angeles, Kiss FM Chicago and more. Before stepping out on his own, Harry was the Image Voice and Creative Director at WKTU New York. Harry is the signature voice of The NBC Sports Radio Network. He has a wide vocal range and voices for clients in virtually every format - CHR, Urban, Country, News/Talk, Sports, Rock and AC. Besides stations here in the States, Harry has a large international following with stations in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cairo, Cape Town, Cyprus, Hungary, Ireland, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Jordan, Malta, Manila, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tasmania, Trinidad and Tobago, and Val-d'Isère. Harry also voices Benztown’s CHR service and Today in Rock feature.
  • With credits including WDVE/Pittsburgh, KRBE/Houston, WIOQ/ Philadelphia, WXRK/New York & many other legendary call letters... Scott Matthews has become a global, in-demand voice for radio and television. He is also the signature voice of Bruce Springsteen’s “E Street Radio” on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio & has served as the commercial voice for Jay Z, Beyonce, Kid Rock, Maroon Five & countless other international touring artists. Scott is represented exclusively by CESD Talent Agency in New York.
  • The Sound of Generation NOW has arrived, welcome to www.ChadErickson.com This infectious sound is heard daily and nationally as the promo voice of Steve Harvey’s daytime tv talk show, the voice of the hit comedy sitcom MOM on CBS, ESPN and many radio and tv affiliates world-wide. And, he can’t wait to voice your station next! Chad got bit by the “radio bug” at a very young age in a tiny town in New Hampshire. After many years of being on air, being production and imaging director, he decided to go solo into the Voice Over WORLD. Chad’s FUN, Up-beat, FRESH and real approach makes for a HOMERUN on your station. Chad’s sound is perfect for CHR, Hot AC, Country, Rock, AAA, Classic Hits, Christian, Sports or News Talk.  He is standing by for your stations copy…
  • Fast. Fierce. Female. Rachel McGrath has proven she can play with the big boys. Her former years as an imaging director give her a unique and valuable advantage- she knows how to deliver copy in a way that works for all radio formats. Whether she’s cool and edgy on 95 5 PLJ New York , Star 94 Atlanta, 95 5 WRMF West Palm Beach, and Z103 5 Toronto, low key and laid back for 101 9 KINK Portland and 93 3 KGSR Austin, friendly and smiling on 99.9 KEZ Phoenix and Today’s 101.9 Baltimore, modern and new school country on US 101 Chattanooga and 95 5 WFMS Indianapolis, or an off the cuff rabble rouser on 95 5 KLOS LA , 102 1 The Edge Dallas, and 93 X Minneapolis, one thing always comes through in Rachel’s reads- she’s constantly cognizant of the fact that this is radio, and it's supposed to be fun.
  • Steve Kamer has been a radio fan and employee since his days in high school.  Growing up in New Jersey (right between New York City and Philadelphia), Steve was inspired by the "best of the best" talent in radio.  He now services stations all over the country, and is proud to call Lisa Marber-Rich at Atlas Talent his agent.
  • Sean's voice is heard on top stations across America and around the world. There's a reason he's been the signature voice of WKTU New York, KIIS-FM LA, KYW Philadelphia, Capital FM London, Q100 Atlanta, Joy FM Florida, WCBS New York, WSIX Nashville, WXTU Philadelphia, KDMX Dallas, KDWB Minneapolis, and hundreds of others. Sean was an imaging director for years, then a pioneer opening his own studio and serving clients high-quality audio over the internet. He provides a variety of voice styles from a fully digital studio in Florida.
  • Howard Cogan started as a broadcaster in Canada where he spun the hits on radio stations in Vancouver and Toronto covering the gamut of formats from CHR to Classic Rock. After experiencing difficulty filling out unemployment forms, Howard became a voice actor in 2001. His dry sardonic reads could be heard on beer and fast food commercials throughout Canada. This approach led to his first Radio Imaging gig or Anti radio imaging gig with a station in Vancouver BC called Jack FM. As the format spread throughout North America Howard was used as the imaging voice on most of the Jack Stations. Howard can also be heard doing Television Promos for ABC’s Modern Family and FX’s “You’re the Worst. as well as some other shows that have been cancelled.
  • Except for a brief stint at Dairy Queen as a teen, Randy's spent his entire adult life behind a mic. Radio in Athens GA, Richmond VA, and Atlanta: Z-93 and Power 99. Since 1989 the "Voice at Large" has provided distinctive voice imaging to radio stations across America and Canada from a northern Atlanta suburb, where he makes his home with his wife and two daughters.
  • Dr. Dave Ferguson has over twenty years of experience, and is known throughout the broadcast community as one of the top performers in the voiceover industry. From Urban to Rock, Top 40 to Sports Talk, Dr Dave has the versatility to brand nearly every format on the radio dial.
  • Best known as The Voice of Kiss FM. Dave voiced and launched over 30 Kiss FMs throughout the late '90s and early 2Ks. He's also voiced/voices the mighty Z100 - NYC, MY FM - LA, Y100 - Miami,Virgin Radio -Canada, Virgin Radio -Dubai, RadioGLobo - Rome, KFM and Highveld - South Africa, The Voice Radio - Copenhagen -Stockholm -Oslo and a host of other leading radio stations worldwide. He also has a syndicated music imaging service call MICROJAMS and a syndicated custom song intro service called DK FLO! Dave is also a singer, producer, and musician.
  • Like many, I started as a ‘jock wanna-be’, having been on-air in Washington, DC, Baltimore, Cleveland, and others. But I gravitated to the production studio. In between writing and creating spots and promos, I yearned to emulate some of the ‘image voices’ that I was fortunate enough to work with. In addition to being the ‘voice’ of about 20+ stations, I voice a wide array of commercials, promos, and non-broadcast projects. I feel most comfortable with formats like AAA, Classic Rock, Classic Hits, and Adult Variety. The more genuine and real, the better! My wife sends me to the basement daily, where I work out of my home studio in the same hometown that once housed a guy named ‘LeBron James’. When the microphone gets turned off, I enjoy writing, twisting the throttle on my Triumph Tiger 800, and uncovering new and well-made craft beers.
  • Purveyor of fine Voiceovers for movie trailers, tv and radio promos, and up and coming internet endeavors!
  • Rick Party is an Award-Winning, Radio Host, and Voiceover talent! He's the imaging voice heard on countless radio/TV station promos around the world.
  • As a college kid in upstate New York, Rich VanSlyke had two radio dreams. To be a Production Director at a big rock station, which he did at WCMF Rochester and WKLS Atlanta. And to be self employed and work out of his home studio, which he began doing in 2001. Today, Rich is a voice guy on TV stations and radio stations in many formats. It began at WKRT in Cortland, N.Y. where Rich was a DJ while attending SUNY Cortland. From there he went home to Buffalo to work at WYRK, his first job as a Production Director. Then to Rochester at WCMF, and WKLS Atlanta, where he won 11 AIR awards including Best Creative Director 3 years in a row. Rich has won several Radio And Production Magazine Awards, and is the only person to win both "Best Large Market Promo" and "Best Large Market Commercial" in the same year. He's is a guitar player and jingle writer, and has produced 50 jingles for clients all over the country. He's a published author and has written many articles on imaging and production for FMQB.com. You can hear his stuff at www.richvanslyke.com. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and two children.
  • Following an impressive on-air career in both Houston and in New York City, Heather is finally living her VO Dream. She can be heard on many top radio stations in both US and Canada; she has also voiced promos for Food Network, DIY Network, among others. A truly versatile voice. Warm and friendly. Crisp with a nice touch of texture and edge. A little smokey and mysterious. Great interpretive and narrative skills. Heather loves travel and photography, and loves spending free time at the cabin with her husband, their newborn son, and a silly bulldog named Dexter.
  • JIM CONRAD HAS BEEN A STORYTELLER AND VOICE ACTOR FOR OVER 25 YEARS, FROM COMMERCIALS,TV/RADIO IMAGING AND ANIMATION, TO MOVIE TRAILERS AND DOCUMENTARY NARRATION, JIM'S VOICE CONTINUES TO BE HEARD WORLDWIDE. "Stories and storytelling are the vehicle that moves metaphor and image into experience and reality..in telling and listening to stories..we provide perspective to our human condition, allowing us to see reality in it's full context,as part of it's larger whole, giving form to the invisible,making the images move, throwing color into the shadows..and of all the devices available to us..storytelling is the surest way of touching the human spirit..through the human voice". Jim Conrad lives and works in Vancouver,British Columbia,Canada.. THE STORY CONTINUES.
  • Tom Pagnotti was born in Lynn, MA on July 6, 1958 the son of John P. and Anita (Gness) Pagnotti. He attended schools in Swampscott and Plymouth, MA, graduated from Plymouth Carver High School, and then attended Grahm Junior College in Boston. Tom started his radio career working for owner Jeff Fisher at WFTN-AM in Franklin, NH. Next he moved to WSPR-AM in Springfield, MA, also owned by Fisher.  In 1977, Tom, known to listeners as Tom Kelly, got his first big break working afternoons at the legendary WDRC-AM Hartford, CT followed by afternoons at WTIC-FM also in Hartford. During the early 1980’s, Pagnotti moved to WBEN-AM in Buffalo, NY. Then to Denver at KHOW-AM and KMJI-FM before spending 14 years hosting afternoons at Washington DC’s WBIG-FM. Tom had, what could only be described as, a velvet voice, was dubbed the “voice of God” by many and was well known for his signature “growl” in sports promos.  In 2006, Tom moved to Bath, Maine and founded Choice Voice, Inc. a company providing voiceovers for radio, television, film and new media. As a TV promo and radio imaging voice he was heard on stations across the country.  Throughout his career, Tom was a popular, highly rated personality who never hesitated to become involved in charitable organizations in the communities in which he lived. While in Washington DC Tom appeared on the Jerry Lewis MDA telethons and worked on behalf of charities like the Boy Scouts. When he moved to Bath he created and hosted Cockertails, an annual event that raised funds for dog rescue programs in the area. As the annual host of Main Street Bath’s fundraiser, So You Think You Know Bath, he was dubbed the Mouth of the Kennebec. A moniker in which he took much pleasure. Tom was a former board member of Sagadahoc Preservation Inc, and was active for many years in their Annual House and Garden Tour. Tom met people easily and held on tight to both old and new friendships. He has been a mentor to many getting started in the field of radio, and voiceover work. Tom enjoyed a room full of friends around a table of good food and lively conversations. He loved his 2 pups, first Padrid and then Ruby, both rescued Cocker Spaniels.  Tom was diagnosed with lung cancer in February of this year; he fought a gallant, private battle, but ultimately he succumbed to complications of his treatment. The extraordinary care and support he received from his partner and best friend, Paul Chapman, enabled him to continue to work throughout the ordeal.  He is predeceased by his parents, and his uncle, Jack Gness.  Tom is survived by his partner, Paul Chapman of Bath, his sister, Alana Pagnotti of Lincoln, MA, two brothers, Richie Pagnotti and his wife Barbara of Plymouth, MA and Philip Pagnotti of Russia, his aunts and uncle, Jane Gness of Alna and Paul Pagnotti and his wife Karen of Salem, MA, and cousins, Bethany Thompson and her husband Tim, Chris Gness and his wife Heather, and Andy Pagnotti and his wife Diane.  A celebration of Tom’s life will be held in January. A Memorial Fund has been started in Tom's name to help his partner, Paul, move forward with his life without Tom. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tom Pagnotti Memorial Fund in care of Bath Savings Bank.
  • Jake Kaplan is a Los Angeles based Voice Over talent and Radio Creative Director.  Jake specializes in radio imaging and television promo.  Along with being the Creative Director at LA’s 97.1 AMP Radio, Jake’s voice can be heard on radio stations like WDZH Detroit, WNTR Indianapolis, WAPE Jacksonville and KDND Sacramento.   On the television side, Jake has voiced promos for Spike, FX, and Fox Sports 1.  Jake’s Radio career started in Seattle at KUBE FM and has work at station like WHFS in Washington DC and KROQ in Los Angeles.
  • Formats: Classic hits/Rock/NT/CHR/Country.  Jim began his broadcasting career when he was still a teenager working 31 years at the legendary 3WS in Pittsburgh, much of which was doing mornings. In 1987 he started his voiceover career and was the first to “brand” the popular phrase “voice imaging”.  He has imaged and branded over 500 radio stations around the world and currently voices for HBO. Most of the program directors he works for like his ability to have many different styles of reads from the same voice person. He is definitely not a “one read” person. From a hard biting edge aggressive read to a warm and heartfelt read Jim will nail it. He is one of the easiest voiceover people to work with, and routinely gets a stations voice work back minutes after the program director hits the send button. To learn more visit www.voiceimaging.com.
  • Wendy K’s versatility has given her longevity. She’s the Voice of M3TV Network with high profile shows - Reign, The Voice and Dancing with the Stars, E! - The Kardashians, The Royals and Academy Awards Specials, WE TV, CBS Saturday Morning, MTV and Fox.    National Commercials include Yoplait and McDonalds. ! The Radio Imaging Industry has embraced Wendy K from her start in LA on KROQ and KISS in Toronto. She’s heard across the world in a variety of formats - CHR, Rock, Alternative and Country. From Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Flagstaff, Vancouver, Ottawa, Sri Lanka to Dubai Wendy K seamlessly fits in everywhere. ! Wendy K describes herself as dedicated, versatile and without a doubt, lucky. Her clients describe her as easily direct-able, intuitive and reliable.
  • Dave Steele had many different career opportunities, like an electrical engineer. That is what he spent all of his tuition money on. Or, a firefighter, for 8 years, he did that too; dealing with structure fires to auto extrication, even a first responder and training on R.I.T. (Rapid Intervention Teams). The other option was scuba search and recovery; he also did that for a sheriff’s department for 2 years. All great experiences, but throughout, he still loved the radio and entertainment business, and he has been doing it since 1985. Dave started in radio at 15 and by the time he was 22 he was a Program Director. He has been on the air in every day part and position since. The Voice Overs bug caught him back in the late 90’s and in 2000 officially started Steele Imaging, Ltd. His company provides cost effective voice imaging for all projects across a variety of media platforms. Dave knows the media industry moves fast, which is why his clients enjoy same day turnaround time.
  • Jude Corbett began voice work in 1995 for alternative stations in St.Louis, Philly, Providence and Pittsburgh. He was soon honored with his own FMQB CD "Hey Jude." In 1999 he added TV to his resume with a four year stint as voice of The X Games on ESPN. Projects for Showtime, HBO and CBS among others, lead Jude to become a full time voice over actor in 2005. Along the way, though, he was Creative Director for some impressive call letters: WXRK New York, WTMX, WLUP, WKQX Chicago and KPNT St.Louis. Today Jude voices several different formats; Classic Rock, Alternative, CHR, Country, AC, Adult Rock and more. He has versatility and is quite good at improvisation!
  • He peaked early and got his big break at North Garland High School as the voice of the morning announcements, and it’s really all been downhill from there.  He then honed his craft in the immensely rewarding field of telemarketing and continued his downward spiral with radio where he spent the next 16 years on the Dallas airwaves playing everything from Justin Timberlake to Blake Shelton.  Since then, you’ve heard his voice everyday as the in-show and promotional announcer for Ellen, the voice of CNBC Prime, various promos for FOX, CBS, NBC, and the CW, as well as several radio and tv affiliates coast to coast in giant powerhouse markets like Eureka, CA and Watertown, NY.  He is married way out of his league to a Forney Jackrabbit and has been blessed with four wonderful children that wish, just once, he would read in a normal voice.
  • John Reilly has been doing radio for over 30 years. He was the voice of WBCN, Boston's heritage rocker for 2 decades and can now be heard in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Houston, New Jersey, Providence, Detroit, and as the "Voice" of MUCH TV, across Canada. And he continues to bring his trademark radio imaging to Boston sports fans on 98'5 The Sports Hub under PD Mike Thomas. Commercials? He can be heard on spots for Led Zeppelin, Pantech Smartphones, Sprint, Honda, The Sharper Image, Dunkin Donuts and more.Reilly first broadcast in 1983 at WFNX…then, Creative Director at WAAF until Russ Mottla named him Production Director at 98 Rock in Baltimore. In 1990, legendary Program Director, Oedipus, chose John as the new Production Director and voice for one of the country's premier rock stations, WBCN. John's versatile voice cuts through for any format.
  • Drake Donovan lives and breathes radio imaging and content creation.  He is an 18 year veteran of CBS Radio in Pittsburgh and now works out of his home studio in Warren, OH as a freelance voice-actor and producer. "I've been in the shoes of the station imaging person and I know exactly what they go through on a daily basis. I strive to be the voice guy that I always wished I had: someone with great copy interpretation, quick turnaround and a feel for how the finished product should sound."  Drake is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and the recipient of multiple awards for his work including Radio And Production's "Best Feature Production" in 2007 and The March of Dimes' “Achievement in Radio” Award for "Best Production/Creative Services Director" in the Pittsburgh market, 4 out of 5 consecutive years between 2004 and 2008.
  • Mikey began his career (or so he thought) at the age of 8, when he was writing imaging pieces and pretending to voice radio stations from his mother’s living room. Fast forward 13 years later and he landed his first real on-air gig at 92.3 Xtreme Radio in his hometown Cleveland, Ohio. Mikey eventually headed west to California’s #1 Rock Station, KRXQ.  After 5 years in Sacramento, he moved on to WAAF Boston and started his freelance company, Mikey Muscatello Creative. From there he traveled down to NYC to work as a voice talent and Imaging producer for SiriusXM. Currently the creative services director/on-air personality for KRXQ, KKDO and KCTC he also works from his home studio where he lends his voice and production services to a wide range of clients all over the world. 
  • With decades in radio and many more as a production and voice actor, I have been heard on numerous national commercials (Nutrisystem, Colonial Penn, Wendy's, Rug Doctor, Sears/Craftsmen) and Internationally (Buick, Audi, Burger King, Milargo Coffee) Still love radio imaging and do so for many clients in US and Canada. I like a fun and bright delivery and compelling copy makes my day! Specialty formats: Classic Hits/Country/News Talk.
  • Jeff Davis is one of the heritage voices of WLS with a career at WLS spanning 41 years. "When I came to WLS in 1974, it was a dream come true. I listened to WLS as a kid," Jeff remembered. Jeff's journey from college radio at Virginia Commonwealth University transitioned to his first paid job in Mobile, Alabama. After a two year stint in Mobile, Jeff moved to a station in Washington, D.C., then WGH AM in the Tidewater area of Virginia. WGH patterned itself after WLS so it was good practice for a former farm boy with eyes on Chicago. Jeff was one of the youngest personalities WLS had ever hired. "I felt I had to run twice as fast to keep up with these amazing talents," Jeff added. Heard by millions, 24/7, in markets such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Boston, Atlanta and others in most formats, Jeff Davis is a fixture in voice imaging for Radio and Television. Jeff Davis began doing imaging at WLS AM-FM/Chicago and still maintains a relationship with the stations. Jeff is the institutional voice of NewsTalk giant, WSB AM/FM in Atlanta. In addition, he's announced shows on CBS Television and the SyFy Channel as well as movie trailers. "I took lots of acting lessons and voiceover workshops in Los Angeles and worked at my craft. I still do. I was lucky enough to get cast in some movies with the likes of Coolio, Pat Morita and Faye Dunaway. No Academy Award but it was good fun." The training, the acting experience, gave Jeff more tools in his arsenal to voice compelling and imaginative promos and liners. Jeff Davis®. Getting It Said™.
  • Randy grew up in Sacramento, CA listening to great stations like KZAP-FM, KWOD-FM, KROY-FM and KFRC-AM.  After graduating from California State University, Long Beach, he worked on the radio in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Most of his clients are radio and TV stations, but some of his commercial clients include Mattel Hot Wheels, Food Network, Sprint, Chevrolet, Dunkin' Donuts, The Los Angeles Times, and DirecTv. And you might recognize his voice from the in-store music stream while shopping for edible underwear at Spencer's Gifts...pervert. Randy lives in San Diego and is married with three kids.  When he's not in the studio, he's on the softball field...or at Spencer's Gifts.
  • Dave Morris has been doing voice overs full time for 14 years, and programmed many radio stations prior. Today, listeners are looking for reasons to choose mass media over media players or streaming services. It's a big job to remove the 'mass' part and make it very personal. It's probably what Dave does best. He works with great broadcast minds and consultants, and collaborates with other media professionals, to find ways to advance the quality of media. He’s in the booth all day, and has a production team that assembles top quality imaging and commercial work. To date, his proudest work has been the narration/production of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," done as a Christmas present for the children in his extended family. Still, he’s voiced nearly 200 radio and television stations around the world. His wife and two kids keep him busy when his inbox isn’t completely full.
  • Neil Wilson, born and raised in the Midwest, started working behind the microphone at the age of 15 at his local radio stations. After a brief stint in the Army as a 31U - Signal Support Systems Specialist – Neil’s radio career took him to radio stations in North Carolina, Iowa and Louisiana. All the while, Neil’s passion for the arts and performing led him into a career acting and performing voice over. Although Neil resides with his wife Carrie in Louisiana, outside of the studio you’ll likely catch Neil in a 49ers t-shirt and ball cap. Neil’s dying love for his 49ers has led him to be featured in Season 1 of ‘The Faithful’ which is produced by 49ers Studios. His passion for the 49ers even led to his son, Jaxon, being named after legendary coach Bill Walsh. Neil’s unique perspective is what makes him a true professional both in and out of the studio.
  • You may have heard his voice on “The Celebrity Apprentice” with Donald Trump, #AirplaneRepo @Discovery. Or maybe narration and promo work on RockStar:The Series , On The Lot, The Casino, The Contender, My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad, and truTV’s Party Heat, Surf & Rescue, and Rehab @The Hard Rock Hotel. The foundation however was made in radio, at KLOS, Westwood One, WXTB, KFOG, KSJO, KOME, KYA, KSFM, WARQ, and many more... some even legendary. Lessons were learned, voice was seasoned, acting chops honed, and agents in place. From his near the beach studio in Los Angeles and home to cats, kids, and TV Therapist wife Dr. Mansbacher: MTV - The Hills); each day brings a new opportunity to Image Radio and voice National clients (McDonalds, Medicare, UPS, Daimler-Chrysler, Ford, TGI Fridays). That’s the story, and he’s sticking to it.
  • Born in Bastrop, Louisiana. First part-time job on air in radio in high school at age 14. I knew from that first job RADIO WORK was all I ever wanted to do. After high school, college for short time, then full time in radio in Louisiana, drafted into Army and landed morning show on AFKN Network broadcasting all over South Korea. Then radio in various markets ending in Dallas on KNUS-FM. Left radio for syndication company in Memphs where I voiced and produced promotional packages for small markets all over the country. Started Mitch Craig Productions in 1986 after Scott Shannon hired me to do some liners for Z100/NY. Then my phone began to ring from coast to coast, and literally around the world. All these years later still imaging and working daily from my studio in the middle of 19 acres outside Memphis, Tn.
  • Joe Cipriano is probably best known as the voice of FOX-TV Network – a post he’s held for the past 24 years. He is also one of the signature voices at CBS, where his voice is closely associated with some of CBS Television’s brightest comedies, including “Two and a Half Men”, “Mike and Molly” and others. For the past two years, Cipriano has been the announcer for NBC’s hit show, “America’s Got Talent,” he’s one of the promo voices for ESPN and is the “voice” of Chef Morimoto on Iron Chef America. He has been the signature voice of “The Food Network”, “Hallmark Channel,” “Lifetime Channel” and NBC, where he vocally represented their lineup of Dramas, including “Heroes,” “ER” and “Law and Order.” Cipriano has been the live announcer for many of television’s biggest events, including the Grammy Awards, the Emmy Awards and “VH1 Honors,” among others. He has worked as an on-air personality at radio stations including KIIS-FM, Los Angeles; KKHR, Los Angeles; KHTZ-FM, Los Angeles; WRQZ, Washington, D.C.; WKYS, Washington, D.C. WDRC-AM/FM, Hartford, CT; and WWCO-AM/FM, Waterbury, CT.
  • Steve Stone has been immersed in radio imaging for over 20 years.  His reputation as an elite voiceover talent has been hard earned by tirelessly servicing countless radio imaging clients worldwide.  You can always count of his unique personality, and genuine enthusiasm to bring a focused energy to every project.
  • George “Apollo” Fetherbay started his production career in radio in the mid 80’s. He has managed production departments for over 20 years in many different markets including, Washington D.C., Detroit, Charlotte and Orlando. For the past 10 years he has been offering his voice and production to radio and television stations throughout the world. Apollo is very excited about his recent partnership with Benztown and is looking forward to imaging your station soon!
  • Ann DeWig currently voices over 150 radio stations worldwide, in all formats - as well as dozens of television and cable networks. Add this to her countless television commercials, narrations, television series, and work for digital theatres – and it’s kind of hard not to hear Ann’s voice at some point throughout the day. Ann started out as a creative director for KBPI in Denver at the age of 19 and out of convenience started voicing her own promos. Her ability to interpret copy from the producer’s perspective, along with her quirky sense of humor gave her an edge in the imaging world and she quickly began voicing radio stations all across the country. At this point in her career, Ann’s new passion and focus is communicating with the audience in a very genuine, real way that engages them, respects them, and acknowledges how smart, funny and cool they are.
  • A Cleveland native, branding is what Chuck has been doing for 25 years. A Marconi and multiple Achievement in Radio award winner, Chuck has voiced, imaged and branded stations all over the United States and the Caribbean. Chuck’s career has also had him sit in the programming chair. As both a Voice talent AND as a producer he knows where Program Director's are coming from in regards to positioning and branding and can work with them to achieve the sonic message they seek.   As a VO talent, Chuck has built a stable of stations with his distinct voice. He can go powerful, to gritty, to conversational to upbeat. Formats that Chuck excels are News/Talk, Sports, Classic Rock and Country. Chuck takes direction very well. Even won an award in high school for “Most Coachable”. Most likely because they felt bad for him and made up an award.    Additionally, Chuck has been the VO talent for The Pro Football Hall of Fame's radio and television campaign since 2012. He can be heard on regional spots as well as on NFL Network. He's also the VO talent for the Hall of Fame's weekly show on SiriusXM's NFL Radio, channel 88.   As a producer, Chuck has imaged all formats. He excels at classic rock, news/talk and country. Notable stations include KQRS/Minneapolis, WGRF/Buffalo, WMMS/WMJI Cleveland, WTRG/WRDU Raleigh NC, WLCL/WKLS Atlanta, WQMX/Akron, KACP/Salt Lake City, WOMC/Detroit and more.  
  • Amber Cotton started in radio the honest way…weekend overnights. Her voiceover instincts were honed to a samurai sword sharp edge producing commercials and imaging for nationally syndicated radio networks. From such humble beginnings, her signature “girl not quite next door” voice launched national ad campaigns and network promos for Sony, Albertson’s, McDonald’s, Ikea, MTV, MTV2, PBS, and DIY Networks. Her voice cranks up gamers at GameStop and keeps safety meetings safe at NASA. Once, her voice even helped Tiger Woods after he locked his keys in his car, after which he promptly plowed the car into a fire hydrant. Radio still holds a huge part of her heart. She’s proud to work with awesome stations and crazy talented production gurus all over the country. She’d love to work with your imaging team. Represented by Nate Zeitz/CESD Talent Agency.
  • Donna Frank - A product of legendary alternative rock station WEQX in the mountains of Vermont, Donna’s voice is now heard worldwide on stations in the United States, Canada, Ireland, UK, UAE, Australia, Portugal, Malta, and Spain, with more being added every month. In America, she’s currently heard by millions of listeners as the arresting come-hither imaging and promo voice for New York City based ‘The Howard Stern Show’ on Sirius Satellite radio stations H100 and H101, and also serves as the host of Weekend Sternthology. Her voice with IMGR.com is currently being heard on 34 stations worldwide plus the SCA “today’s hit network” network in Australia. Donna’s voice is currently imaging the nationally syndicated American Country Countdown show, AMP Radio in Boston, WHTI Hot 106.1 in Richmond, 99.9 The Buzz in Burlington, WZNS in Fort Walton Beach, 104.1 KRZQ in Reno, WJYY in New Hampshire, 96 K rock in Fort Myers, 102.7 WEQX in Manchester, Vermont, and many more. She owns her own recording studio, and often travels to record. Some of Donna’s national commercial clients include Comedy Central for Inside Amy Schumer, McDonald's, The Grammy Awards, Axe, TVLand, and many more. She is represented by Benztown and Don Buchwald & Associates.
  • Ben has 30 years experience in radio and voiceover. He began his radio career on air, but soon found his home in the production room, producing imaging, promos & commercials. He stayed solely in the production room in radio till 1998 when he began Ben Blankenship Voice Imaging. He now voices imaging for radio stations all across the country and has enjoyed success as a promo voice for Fox News Channel on TV and Fox News Sirius XM. He loves being able to find a fit in many formats, although his true imaging love lies in Country, News Talk/Sports, and Rock.
  • Pete Gustin not only has one of the biggest and most powerful voices in the business, but he also has one of the biggest and most powerful stories to go along with it. Pete lost most of his eyesight to a rare eye disease but has taught himself a number of alternate ways to "read" copy and does so every day for some of the biggest radio stations and brands in the U.S. and around the world. His story is one of perseverance, ingenuity and determination, all of which come through when you hear his work. He lives in sound and has dedicated his life to making great radio stations sound even better.

Benztown 50 is a list of the top 50 voice-over talent in radio station imaging in the US - and now for the first time in Canada. The professional research team at P1 partnered with Benztown to create the Benztown 50 Voice Power Index. The index was devised surveying over 300 US & Canada broadcast groups, and using a proprietary formula weighting voice talent visibility from a number of factors, including station count, station information, and audience. To provide the most comprehensive list, P1 Research worked with, and collected data from radio station groups, talent agencies, and the voice-over artists themselves.

Benztown 50 excludes individuals who respectfully requested to be left off the list.