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2015 BENZTOWN 50 POWER VOICE INDEX

DECEMBER 9, 2015, BURBANK, CA—Benztown, an international radio imaging, production library, programming, jingles and voice-over services company and one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S., today released its second annual Benztown 50 Voice Power Index, the radio industry’s exclusive ranking of the top 50 imaging voiceover artists in the U.S. and Canada. Benztown enlisted P1 Research to compile and analyze industry data that was the foundation for the ranking. This year, Benztown expanded the Voice Power Index beyond the United States to honor the signature voices of the Canadian radio market. Pat Garrett captured the #1 position as the top VO artist in the U.S. and Canada. There are 10 voiceover professionals making their debut on this year’s Benztown 50 Voice Power Index.

More than 373 U.S. and Canadian radio groups provided information for this prestigious annual list, which was analyzed and ranked by P1 Research’s proprietary algorhythm. The Benztown 50 ranking is based on several criteria, including number of radio station affiliates, station size and market.

Dave “Chachi” Denes, President of Benztown, said: “The value of outstanding voiceover to successful radio brands cannot be overstated. The very best voiceover professionals shape the listener experience and build distinctive audio brands that engage, captivate and entertain. As an industry leader in producing high quality radio voiceover, imaging and audio branding, we are proud to recognize our industry’s most accomplished and indelible voiceover talent across the U.S. and Canada. We congratulate and honor those talented individuals who comprise this year’s Benztown 50 Voice Power Index, and thank them for their distinguished contributions to the industry we all love.”

The following voiceover professionals comprise the 2015 Benztown 50 Voice Power Index. They will be honored at a reception next April at the Worldwide Radio Summit in Hollywood. To view the list online, please go to http://www.benztown.com/50

  1. Pat Garrett
  2. Scott Fisher
  3. John Willyard
  4. Chad Erickson
  5. Rachel McGrath
  6. Harry Legg
  7. Scott Matthews
  8. Jeff Berlin
  9. Cousin Deke
  10. Chris Corley
  11. Dave Kampel
  12. Howard Cogan
  13. George W  Robinson
  14. Lynn Hoffman
  15. Heather Walters
  16. Steve Kamer
  17. Kelly Doherty
  18. Rich Van Slyke
  19. Tom Pagnotti
  20. Jim Merkel
  21. Randy Reeves
  22. Jake Kaplan
  23. Jude Corbett
  24. Matt Anthony
  25. Sean Caldwell
  26. Dr. Dave
  27. Neil Wilson
  28. Rick Party
  29. Dave Steele
  30. Wendy K. Gray
  31. Jim Conrad
  32. Steve Stone
  33. Jeff Laurence
  34. Mike Blakeney
  35. Randy Cox
  36. John Reilly
  37. Mikey Muscatello
  38. Joe Cappelletti
  39. Austin Keyes
  40. Allan Peck
  41. Donna Frank
  42. Jeff Davis
  43. Drake Donovan
  44. Brian Lee
  45. Earl Mann
  46. Joe Cipriano
  47. Damon Oaks
  48. Brian Christopher
  49. Jason Burns
  50. David Kaye

For more information, visit www.benztown.com/50, or contact Masa Patterson at mp@benztown.com and at (818) 842-4600.

About Benztown

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!, The Storm Report, The Old Farmers Almanac Report, Round Trip with Dave-O, Remote News Service, Vipology and Flashback. For more information, visit www.benztown.com.