May 6, 2013 – Burbank, CA - Dan Kelly (Creative Services Director, WPLJ & NASH-FM/New York) faced off against last year’s champion, Paul Duffy (Imaging Director, iRadio/Dublin) last Friday during the Worldwide Radio Summit (Hollywood, CA) in Benztown’s 2nd Annual Iron Imager Contest, an international radio imaging contest where production professionals compete for $1,000 cash and the coveted title of World’s Best Imager.
The Iron Imagers had 1 hour to create a :30 second music promo using ingredients from Benztown’s 20 Imaging Libraries. In a true test of their professional abilities, the format chosen was Alternative, which is well outside the comfort zone for both of this year’s Iron Imagers.
This year’s judges (Ken Benson, President, SparkNet Research & Consulting; Louie Diaz, Program Director, Alpha Broadcasting/Portland; and Trevor Shand, Imaging Producer & Writer for Rogers Broadcasting/Canada and KROQ/Los Angeles) voted overnight, and selected Dan Kelly as the 2013 Iron Imager! Dan humbly accepted his custom made championship belt, and has already agreed to return to the Worldwide Radio Summit in 2014 for Iron Imager 3!