It all started in 2008 with a conversation between three radio professionals and innovators. During a trip from Stuttgart, Germany, to the United States, Andreas Sannemann, a leading international audio imaging specialist and composer, and Oliver Klenk, audio production wunderkind and composer, were introduced to L.A. Radio Producer and Program Director Dave “Chachi” Denes. Their shared vision of radio’s future in the digital age led them to co-found Benztown, swiftly building a network of partners in the United States, Germany, England, Australia, and New Zealand.
In July 2010, the company grew further when Denes formed Benztown Radio Networks, an international media syndication company providing dynamic programming and features to radio stations and media companies around the world, including: The Todd N Tyler Radio Empire, Hot Mix, Sunday Night Slow Jams with R Dub!, Remote News Service, Vipology, Mr. Master, Nessa On Air, Dawson McAllister Live and Flashback.
Today, Benztown is an international radio imaging, production library, programming, jingles, and voiceover services company, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Stuttgart, and over 2,300 affiliations on six continents. The company 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, JACK, and Alien Imaging’s I-FX1, 2, 3 and 4 sound effects libraries. 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 voiceover, jingle, and copywriting services.
Led by founders Andreas Sannemann, Chief Executive Officer, Dave “Chachi” Denes, President, and Oliver Klenk, Head of Production and Composition, the company’s success hasn’t gone unnoticed: Benztown has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies, ranked as high as 596 on the exclusive Inc. 5000. To learn more, visit www.benztown.com.