Dave “Chachi” Denes | benztown.com

Dave “Chachi” Denes

Dave “Chachi” Denes is President and Co-­Founder of Benztown, a leading international audio branding, imaging and voiceover company he founded in 2008 with Stuttgart­based radio producers, Andreas Sannemann and Oliver Klenk. In July, 2010, Denes formed Benztown Radio Networks, an international media syndication company providing dynamic programming and features to radio stations and media companies around the world. The companies have offices and studios in Los Angeles, New York and Stuttgart. Denes began his radio career in 1996 at Star 100.7/KFMB in San Diego, where he earned acclaim as producer and on­-air sidekick for Michael Steele and later as producer for Jagger and Kristi. After graduating from the University of San Diego, Denes spent a year as Rick Dees’ assistant producer at KIIS­-FM in Los Angeles. In 2001, Denes became Operations Manager for KBIG and KOST-­FM in L.A. and served as Jhani Kaye’s right hand man until he was appointed Program Director for KBIG/MYfm in L.A. When he was named to the position in 2004, he was just 28 years old, making him the youngest PD in L.A. radio history. During his five­-year tenure, he grew the station from 17th­-rated to 5th­-rated among English language stations Adults 25-­54. While busy raising KBIG/MYfm’s ratings, Chachi also raised community awareness and drove millions of dollars in donations to help children and their families through the first Los Angeles Radiothon for Children’s Miracle Network and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
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