Hot Mix Radio Network Honored With 20-Year Appreciation Award |

Hot Mix Radio Network Honored With 20-Year Appreciation Award

America’s Hottest and Longest-Running Mix Show Celebrates Success with Music and Radio Industry

SEPTEMBER 5, 2012, BURBANK, CA, AND ATLANTIC CITY, NJ— Benztown Radio Networks announced today that its iconic nationally syndicated radio show, Hot Mix, has been recognized by Promo Only Promotions at its annual Summer Sessions event in Atlantic City with Promo Only’s 20-year Appreciation Award. The award was presented to Darin Taoka, Director of Programming, Hot Mix Radio Networks, for the show’s exceptional service to the music and radio industries. Hot Mix is currently heard on over 50 of America’s most popular stations nationwide.

Pictured (from left): Cary “Mr. Dance” Vance (PO Promotions), Darin Taoka (Hot Mix), Pete Werner (PO Executive Program Director), Jim Robinson (PO Director).

Darin Taoka, said: “We so appreciate this amazing recognition by the incredible Promo Only organization and music industry. This award means a great deal to the entire Hot Mix team. This year, Hot Mix celebrates 27 years as America’s hottest hit music network. Hot Mix is the one-and-only original— and has delivered consistent mixes, consistent quality, and consistent results for our station partners. We’re exceptionally proud of that and we love what we do, so that is reflected in the quality of the shows we produce and customize for our station partners.”

Masa Patterson, Director of Affiliate Relations for Benztown, said: “”We’re all so proud of Darin. He pours his heart and soul into Hot Mix every week, and the number of markets he’s in, along with the 25+ years it’s been running are proof of his tremendous commitment and talent. No one deserves this honor more.”

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