LOS ANGELES, CA, August 29, 2017— Benztown, a global leader in radio imaging, voiceover, programming and jingles, announces that it has launched the Classic Hits format’s “Behind the Song” series, 30-second audio documentaries that give Classic Hits radio listeners a comprehensive look at the stories behind the biggest Classic Hits songs of all time. The new audio series for Classic Hits radio stations is an addition to Benztown’s “Behind the Song” audio documentaries for the Classic Rock and Classic Country formats, which debuted last year. Stations can find the Classic Rock “Behind the Song” series in Westwood One’s Avalanche library; Classic Country “Behind the Song” series in Westwood One’s Horsepower library; and the new Classic Hits “Behind the Song” series in Benztown’s Classic Hits library. Each category will be updated weekly moving forward, for a complete library of stories behind the top 100 songs in each genre.
The “Behind the Song” stories are intertwined with the music and roll right into the song itself, giving listeners a continued look into their favorite music and giving stations turnkey content directly related to the core artists of the station.
Justin Case, Director of Programming and Imaging, Benztown, said: “All of our favorite classic hits have catchy lyrics and grooves that make you do weird things on the dance floor, but they’re also classic because of their stories! Ray Avila and KC Styles did a fantastic job of bringing these stories to life. Classic Hits listeners will be even more engaged now that they know that Sly Stallone personally called Survivor to get “Eye Of The Tiger” made!”
Benztown is a leading international radio imaging, production library, programming, jingles and voiceover services company with over 2,300 affiliations on six different continents. In 2017, Benztown was named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 by Inc. magazine for the fifth consecutive year as one of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies. With studios in Los Angeles, New York, and Stuttgart, Benztown offers the highest quality audio imaging workparts for 23 libraries across 14 music and spoken word formats including AC, Hot AC, CHR, Country, Urban, Rhythmic, Classic Hits, Rock, News/Talk, Sports, JACK, and Alien Imaging sound effects. Benztown’s proprietary web-based imaging solution, Benztown Branding, is used daily by nearly 1,200 broadcast radio stations and digital services worldwide. Benztown provides custom VO and imaging across all formats, including commercial VO and copywriting. Benztown Radio Networks produces, markets and distributes high quality programming and services to radio stations around the world, including: The Todd ‘N’ Tyler Radio Empire, Hot Mix, Sunday Night Slow Jams with R Dub!, Remote News Service, Vipology, Mr. Master, BMG Production Music, and Flashback. For more information, visit www.benztown.com.