Rick Dees Brings His Syndication To Benztown

Rick Dees Entertainment BenztownBenztown has announced it will assume production duties for Dees Entertainment programming.

Among the shows included in the deal are The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown, Countdown Of The 90’s, Countdown Of The 80’s and Dees 2K, and The Daily Dees Show. Dees also operates the “Rick Dees Hit Music” app.


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.”

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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