Cumulus Media Networks Becomes Only Radio Network Offering Three Urban & Rhythmic Production Libraries
Benztown Branding Announces Purchase of SpeakerToyz
& Agreement with Founder Bryan Apple
ATLANTA & DALLAS (Feb. 2, 2012) – Following the exclusive agreement between Cumulus Media Networks and Benztown Branding to create one of the industry’s largest collections of production and imaging libraries, Benztown has purchased the SpeakerToyz library and its creator, Bryan Apple, has agreed to remain with the company. As a result, Cumulus will be the only radio network offering three separate urban and rhythmic libraries.
SpeakerToyz is an urban production library available online to program directors that is constantly updated with the newest production elements, sound effects and imaging work parts, which was originally created by Apple, who will continue to provide his expertise and direction for the library.
"We are very excited about partnering with Benztown Branding, this partnership will give us the opportunity to build a world class Imaging library for Urban, Urban AC and Rhythmic formatted radio stations all across America," said Maurice Devoe, Urban Format Captain for Cumulus.
"Bryan and Justin Case's Imaging skills, coupled with the programming minds of Maurice Devoe and Hollywood Hernandez, will make for the most remarkable Urban Imaging Libraries available!" said Dave Denes, President, Benztown Branding.
About Cumulus Media Networks
Cumulus Media Networks has more than 4,000 affiliate radio stations reaching 121 million listeners in the 12+ demographic each week. Programs and services include ABC News Radio, The Mark Levin Show, The Michael Baisden Show, The Huckabee Report, Imus in the Morning, The John Batchelor Show, Red Eye Radio, MoneyTalk with Bob Brinker, The Larry Kudlow Show, Radio Perez with Perez Hilton, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, Cannon’s Countdown with Nick Cannon and American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks. Other Cumulus Media Networks services include advanced digital media platforms with online interactive advertising; streaming audio and podcasts; ABC Sports Radio; format-specific ePrep; production libraries; and nine 24-hour formats including Scott Shannon’s True Oldies Channel and ESPN Radio. Cumulus Media Networks en Español includes leading Spanish-language programming such as Conexión Thalia and ESPN Deportes Radio.
About Benztown Branding
Benztown Branding is an international radio imaging, production library, and voice-over services company with over 1000 affiliations on six different continents. With offices and studios in Los Angeles, New York, and Stuttgart, Germany. Benztown Branding produces the highest quality imaging workparts for eighteen libraries across thirteen formats including AC, Hot AC, CHR, Country, Urban, Urban AC, Rhythmic, Classic Hits, Rock, Classic Rock, News/Talk, Sports and JACK. Benztown Branding also provides custom voice-over and imaging services. Stuttgart, home to our European Studios and the inspiration for our company name, is famous for manufacturing the illustrious Mercedes Benz, which like Benztown Branding, stands for quality, innovation and service.
About Benztown Radio Networks
Benztown Radio Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hollywood Radio Networks Inc., is an international media syndication company providing unique, first- rate programming and features to radio stations and media companies across the world, including The Melissa Etheridge Radio Show, The Bring it Minute with Tony Horton, The Todd N Tyler Radio Empire, The Ace & TJ Show, Hot Mix, Slow Jams with R Dub, The Dr. Bruce Hensel Show and Medical Minute, The Storm Report, The Old Farmers Almanac Report, The Race Report Update, Round Trip with Dave O and FlashBack. Benztown Radio Networks helps meet the challenges facing radio in the 21st century by providing innovative content, dynamic solutions, and an unmatched experience for affiliates and talent.
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