Rick Dees Travels to Benztown

Rick Dees

LOS ANGELES, CA, AUGUST 13, 2018 — Dees Entertainment and Benztown, a leading international radio imaging, production library, programming, jingles and voiceover services company, announce that they have entered into an agreement whereby Benztown will provide Dees Entertainment with production services for its portfolio of programs hosted by award-winning entertainer Rick Dees.

Under the terms of the agreement, Benztown will produce Dees Entertainment shows including The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown, the longest continuously running Hit Music Countdown in the world, its expanded editions Countdown Of The 90’s, Countdown Of The 80’s and Dees 2K, plus The Daily Dees Show. These shows are heard by an ever-expanding audience of more than 70 million people around the world on terrestrial radio stations and on the 5-star rated brand extension music app, Rick Dees Hit Music. Rick Dees Hit Music streams millions of songs for free for its users who build their own streaming music channels, plus host those channels using their own voice.

“Benztown is a perfect production partner for our shows and other entertainment offerings,” raved Rick Dees, CEO of Dees Entertainment. “Dave ‘Chachi’ Denes is the consummate professional and audio production superstar. I was impressed in our first meeting when he said, ‘In 15 minutes I can save you 15% or more on your auto insurance.’ ”

Dave “Chachi” Denes, Benztown President, shared: “In a lot of ways, there would be no Benztown without Rick Dees and Dan Kieley, the father of Dees Entertainment’s SVP of Programming, Joe Kieley. They brought me to L.A. to work in radio and – the rest is history. It is very gratifying to come full circle with Rick. I’m incredibly excited about our new partnership.”

About Rick Dees

A gifted entertainer and renowned radio personality, Rick Dees has made an indelible mark in the entertainment world with his captivating enthusiasm and quick-witted style.  His #1 internationally syndicated Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown is currently heard each weekend by more than 70 million people around the world and in virtually every city in the United States, 125 countries, 27 massive ships at sea, and on the Armed Forces Radio Network.

Broadcast Hall of Fame member, multi-platinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, and People’s Choice Award winner, Rick Dees continues to expand his hosting portfolio beyond the award-winning Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown and its expanded editions Countdown Of The 90’s, Countdown Of The 80’s and Dees 2K to also include The Daily Dees Show, Rick Dees Commercial Free Hour, plus specialty programming including Where Are They Now and Planet Of The Apps. Domestic radio ad and affiliate sales for these shows are managed by Compass Media Networks.


About Benztown

Benztown is a leading international radio imaging, production library, programming, jingles and voiceover services company with over 2,300 affiliations on six different continents. In 2017, Benztown was named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 by Inc. magazine for the fifth consecutive year as one of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies. With studios in Los Angeles, New York, and Stuttgart, Benztown offers the highest quality audio imaging workparts for 23 libraries across 14 music and spoken word formats including AC, Hot AC, CHR, Country, Urban, Rhythmic, Classic Hits, Rock, News/Talk, Sports, and JACK. Benztown’s proprietary web-based imaging solution, Benztown Branding, is used daily by nearly 1,200 broadcast radio stations and digital services worldwide. Benztown provides custom VO and imaging across all formats, including commercial VO and copywriting. Benztown Radio Networks produces, markets and distributes high quality programming and services to radio stations around the world, including: The Todd-N-Tyler Radio Empire, Hot Mix, Sunday Night Slow Jams with R Dub!, Vipology, Mr. Master, Incentive Sales Rewards, BMG Production Music, VS3, Tough Love With Siri, Ask Alexa and Flashback. For more information, visit www.benztown.com or contact Masa Patterson mp@benztown.com or (818) 842-4600.