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Jan Bruckner

Jan’s love for music started as he began to play the drums at the age of 9. In his teenage years he began to write music and also started to create beats for local artists in his home studio. To become a pro he went to the SAE college and finished with a Bachelor of Arts Audio Production in 2012. After various trainee ships he began working with Benztown Branding in late 2012. In April 2013 he became the new Classic Hits Format Captain and since May 2013 Jan is overseeing the Urban AC format as well.
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Jan Bruckner
Brigade Role(s): 
IMAGING DIRECTOR
Language(s): 
English (US)
Imaging Voice Demos: 
Male

Paul Duffy

At night, ultimate heartthrob (see marriage proposal). By day, Production Director at Irelands Classic Hits 4FM. Before that, Paul worked at one of Dublin’s most listened to heritage stations, 98FM, for four years and created the most successful “sound” in the stations history.
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Paul Duffy
Brigade Role(s): 
IMAGING DIRECTOR
Language(s): 
English (US)
Male

Kelly Malone

Kelly has been voice imaging radio stations for well over a decade, beginning when she hosted mornings at WBMX in Boston. Her versatile voice has been heard across all formats nationally, from Rock to HOT AC to News. Kelly spent 11 absolutely incredible years as the PA Announcer for the Boston Bruins, including their Stanley Cup winning season in 2011 and even got a Stanley Cup Ring! She is the commercial spokesperson for a major regional car brand and has numerous years of experience voicing radio and TV ads from coast to coast.
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Kelly Malone
Brigade Role(s): 
IMAGING VOICE
Language(s): 
English (US)
Imaging Voice Demos: 
Female

Howard Hoffman

Clients regard Howard Hoffman not so much as just a voiceover guy, but as an accomplished vocal actor who breathes life and character into their messaging. As a longtime radio personality, Howard electrified audiences in New York, San Francisco and Houston. As a voice artist, his talents run wild in countless commercials and films. From the Academy Award nominated “Chicken From Outer Space” to the iconic “Gatorade 50” campaign to NBC-TV’s go-to guy for tongue-in-cheek promos, he brings the same work ethic and professionalism to his client stations who have stood with him for years.
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Howard Hoffman
Brigade Role(s): 
IMAGING VOICE
COMMERCIAL VOICE
Language(s): 
English (US)
Imaging Voice Demos: 
Male

Kris Erik Stevens

Kris Erik Stevens became a legendary success almost overnight as the youngest Rock Radio Personality in Chicago, and was presented with Billboard Magazine’s ‘Radio Entertainment Award’ for his exemplary on-air talent while at WLS-Chicago, a 50,000 watt flamethrower with a signal that covered 46 states at night. During his brief but celebrated radio career, he was highly rated on major market stations like CKLW-Detroit, WQXI-Atlanta, KQV-Pittsburgh, WMYQ-Miami, WCFL-Chicago, and KIIS-FM-Los Angeles.
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Kris Erik Stevens
Brigade Role(s): 
IMAGING VOICE
Language(s): 
English (US)
Imaging Voice Demos: 
Male

Jonathan Hanst

Jonathan worked for over a decade as an imaging director for such stations as WIYY in Baltimore, 'DRE in Long Island, and KBCO in Boulder, CO. Along the way, he was tireless in his search for the perfect beats, beds and fart sound effects. He began to enjoy some voice over success in the late 90s, and decided to exit Planet Clear Channel at the close of 2005. Being an Image Voice for radio is Jonathan's favorite thing to do as a voice talent. However, he is uncomfortable referring to himself in the third person. He likes to ad lib, make goofy jokes, and have fun.
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Jonathan Hanst
Brigade Role(s): 
IMAGING VOICE
Language(s): 
English (US)
Imaging Voice Demos: 
Male

Dave Steele

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.
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Dave Steele
Brigade Role(s): 
IMAGING VOICE
Language(s): 
English (US)
Imaging Voice Demos: 
Male

Mark Kriski

Mark Kriski has been seen on the KTLA Los Angeles Morning News as a top-rated weatherman/personality for more than two decades. He started his career in radio as a DJ in various markets in Canada, including CKGM and CHOM in Montreal. Kriski also began his commercial voice over work in Montreal where he landed the spot as the national voice of KFC. He relocated to the United States in 1991 to join the inaugural launch of the KTLA Morning News. Kriski was simultaneously heard at KBIG 104.3 in Los Angeles. Kriski’s voice can be heard periodically on KTLA’s station promos.
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Mark Kriski
Brigade Role(s): 
IMAGING VOICE
COMMERCIAL VOICE
Language(s): 
English (US)
Imaging Voice Demos: 
Male

John Hunerlach

When Howard Stern, NBC, Capital Radio London, HBO, Fox News, MTV, PBS, Showtime, and Starz along with local Radio and TV affiliates wanted to cut through the imaging clutter with a distinctive impactful VO, they came to John Hunerlach in New York City. John’s unique VO style of gravitas and authenticity has earned worldwide awards for his narration work and state broadcast association “Station of the Year” awards for his affiliates. John’s narration work on the movie “Blood in The Water” has become an annual staple of Discovery’s “Shark Week” series.
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John Hunerlach
Brigade Role(s): 
IMAGING VOICE
Language(s): 
English (US)
Imaging Voice Demos: 
Male

Richard Newby

Richard “Nobby” Newby With nearly 20 years experience at the top of UK commercial radio, covering major brands like Heart (Hot AC) through to Capital Xtra, Capital (Dance/Urban & CHR) Xfm (Rock) and even adding Classic FM into the mix. A degree qualified musician (but a rubbish Trombonist!), his production has and is heard by millions every week. Since leaving the UK’s biggest commercial radio group he has helped create new sounds for BBC Radio 1, and Bauers “The Hits Network” There’s really nothing you can’t throw at him.
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Richard Newby
Brigade Role(s): 
IMAGING DIRECTOR
Language(s): 
English (US)
Male
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