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Jan Bruckner

Jan Bruckner

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IMAGING DIRECTOR
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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Paul Duffy

Paul Duffy

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IMAGING DIRECTOR
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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Shotgun Tom Kelly

Shotgun Tom Kelly

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IMAGING VOICE
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“Shotgun Tom” Kelly has been entertaining Southern California Radio and TV audiences for over 45 years. For the past 20 years, he has been in the Afternoon Drive spot at K-EARTH 101 in Los Angeles. He has also worked at such respected Radio stations: KGB, KCBQ, KFRC, and B-100, where he was Billboard Magazine “Air Personality of the Year.” Tom is one of the most active, and most decorated TV and Radio personalities in Southern California. He won two Emmy Awards as host of the syndicated TV game show “Words-a-Poppin”, and Radio and Records “Oldies Air Personality of the Year” at K-EARTH.
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Kenny Caughlin

Kenny Caughlin

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IMAGING VOICE
You’ve heard Kenny’s voice on Radio Imaging in markets like New York City, Vancouver, Lebanon, Iqaluit, Charlottetown PEI, St. Martin, Aruba, The Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, St. Lucia, Belgium and more.... Having grown up as a child actor and model, Kenny began doing national VO’s when he was just 9 years old. He voiced his first TV Promo at 13! He practically grew up at legendary Major Market Top 40 Radio Station – and spent more time at the radio station than he did at school!
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Kelly Malone

Kelly Malone

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IMAGING VOICE
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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Howard Hoffman

Howard Hoffman

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IMAGING VOICE
COMMERCIAL VOICE
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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Kris Erik Stevens

Kris Erik Stevens

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IMAGING VOICE
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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Jonathan Hanst

Jonathan Hanst

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IMAGING VOICE
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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Dave Steele

Dave Steele

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IMAGING VOICE
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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Mark Kriski

Mark Kriski

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IMAGING VOICE
COMMERCIAL VOICE
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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