BURBANK, CA, May 31, 2016— Benztown, an international radio imaging, production library, programming, jingles and voiceover services company with over 1,900 affiliations on six different continents, announces that it will syndicate a new personality-driven music radio show, “Nessa On Air”, featuring Nessa, 3PM-7PM host of Hot-97/WQHT-FM in New York City and host of shows on MTV and MTV2, including MTV’s “Girl Code”. “Nessa On Air” is a five-hour Monday through Friday show produced for CHR, Rhythmic CHR and Urban stations and designed to air in any day part.
The first affiliate to broadcast “Nessa On Air” is CBS Radio’s 99.7 Now/KMVQ-FM in San Francisco, which debuts the program on Monday, June 6, 2016. Nessa was previously on-air at KYLD in San Francisco before signing on at Hot-97 in New York City, so this week’s debut marks a return to Bay Area radio for Nessa.
Michael Martin, Senior Vice President, Programming, CBS Radio said: "Nessa is such a superstar! The Bay has missed her but now she's back and I couldn't be happier to have her back on 99.7!”
Rick Cummings, President, Radio Division, Emmis Communications said: “From her very first job in radio (Power 106 Los Angeles), we have been huge fans of Nessa. She brings so much to the party... on Hot 97, on Girl Code. Now, she can do the same for your station. Don't miss the opportunity!”
Nessa said: “I’m so excited to take ‘Nessa On Air’ national. Cat and I have always wanted to do syndication together and we’re doing it with the family, Katrina B and Queen Kong! And going back to the Bay on our first affiliate, 99.7-- Now with Michael and Jazzy! This is so perfect. Big ups to Chachi and Masa at Benztown for their belief, and thanks sooo much to my Emmis family Rick, Charlie, Pio, and Jimmy for their support. Let’s get this!”
Cat Collins, Executive Producer and co-founder of “Nessa On Air” said: "After working with Nessa for six years in San Francisco and seeing up close her extraordinary talent and true gift for connecting to her listeners and to the biggest artists in CHR and RCHR, I am thrilled to partner with her and with the Benztown team for "Nessa On Air”! Nessa has a proven track record of ratings success in New York City and San Francisco and this new show will take that success to markets of every size across the country. "Nessa On Air" is designed to offer affiliates a true competitive advantage through fun and memorable content that is seamlessly integrated into the music log with local customization for any day part. A big thank you to Michael Martin and Jazzy at KMVQ San Francisco for signing on as our first affiliate! Lets go!"
Benztown is an international radio imaging, production library, programming, jingles and voiceover services company with over 1,900 affiliations on six different continents. In August, 2015, Benztown was recognized for the third consecutive year by Inc. magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies, ranked at No. 1364 on the exclusive Inc. 5000. With offices and studios in Los Angeles, New York, and Stuttgart, Benztown offers the highest quality imaging workparts for 20 libraries across 13 formats including AC, Hot AC, CHR, Country, Urban, Rhythmic, Classic Hits, Rock, News/Talk, Sports and JACK. Benztown’s industry-leading technology and proprietary web-based imaging solution, “Benztown Branding”, is used daily by nearly 1,200 broadcast radio stations and digital services worldwide. Benztown also provides custom voice-over and imaging services across all formats, including commercial voice-over and copywriting services. Benztown Radio Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hollywood Radio Networks, is an international media syndication company providing unique, first-rate programming and features to radio stations and media companies around the world, including The Todd ‘N’ Tyler Radio Empire, Hot Mix, Slow Jams with R Dub!, Explicitly Old School with Sir Mix-a-Lot, Remote News Service, Vipology and Flashback. For more information, visit www.benztown.com.