OCTOBER 7, 2014, BURBANK, CA— Benztown announces that network radio affiliate relations specialist Nick DeGregorio has joined the Benztown affiliate sales team. DeGregorio has over 10 years experience in affiliate sales and previously worked for United Stations, Westwood One, and Sun BGI. He also helped launch the CBS Sports Radio Network. In his new position, DeGregorio will market Benztown’s custom radio imaging, production libraries, voiceover and jingles products and services, with a particular focus on Benztown Radio Networks’ long-form programming, including The Todd N Tyler Radio Empire, Hot Mix, Slow Jams with R Dub! The Storm Report, and Flashback, among others. DeGregorio will report to Masa Patterson, Vice President of Sales and Operations for Benztown.
Patterson said: “”I’ve known Nick for years and have always been impressed by what he brings to the table. He’s a total pro and a perfect fit for our company. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the Benztown team.”
DeGregorio said: “After being friends for years, the Benztown Brigade did me a solid and gave me this great opportunity to join one of the most creative teams in media. I will now repay them by calling every PD in the country and leaving a message because PDs never answer the phone. Seriously, Chachi, Andy and Masa have a unique vision and I am thrilled to be a part of it.”
Benztown is an international radio imaging, production library, programming, and voiceover services company with over 1,900 affiliations on six different continents. In August, 2014, Benztown was recognized for the second consecutive year by Inc. magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies, ranked at No. 596 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 Your Weekend with Jim Brickman, The Todd N Tyler Radio Empire, Hot Mix, Slow Jams with R Dub!, The Dr. Bruce Hensel Show, The Storm Report, The Old Farmers Almanac Report, Round Trip with Dave-O, and Flashback. For more information, visit www.benztown.com.