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Benztown: FREE Labor Day Weekend AudioPack – and a FREE 45-Hour Labor Day Weekend R&B Countdown Show

Start your Labor Day weekend early with Benztown’s FREE Labor Day Weekend AudioPack for radio stations of all formats, available NOW through Thursday, September 2, 2022. The Benztown Labor Day Weekend AudioPack has all the SFX and musicbeds to set the right three-day weekend vibe for stations of all formats. Filled with all the celebratory sounds of summer coming to an end – with upbeat musicbeds, back-to-school sound effects, party sounds, pool splashes, and more.  

Benztown is also providing a FREE Labor Day Countdown Show with 45 hours of the Labor Day Weekend’s best R&B music with “Old School 500,” presented by everyone’s favorite countdown show, Top 10 Now and Then. Hosted by Rick Nuhn, the FREE Labor Day Countdown Show is filled with 450 artist interviews in between songs, showcasing nearly every song on the Countdown with an interesting vignette from the artists involved in recording these classic jams. The 45 hour-show of superb Labor Day programming is market exclusive, inventory free, and perfect for Urban AC and Rhythmic formats. 

To download the free Benztown Labor Day AudioPack, go to: To get “Old School 500” free Labor Day Weekend Countdown Show, email Mark Wilson at: 

Imaging Blueprint’s New Free DAW Plugin is Creative Boost for Radio Producers, Voice Talents

Imaging Blueprint has released a new Reverb audio plugin designed for radio imaging and created with radio producers & voice overs in mind.

As part of Imaging Blueprint’s growing ‘Construction Series’ suite of plugins, the Construction Reverb is the latest in the series joining the Construction Compressor, Limiter and EQ plugins.

This plugin is a two-band algorithmic Reverb created for adding space and depth to voice-overs.

To get the Construction Reverb or any of their Plugins for free, go to and fill out the contact form.

IB Construction Series – Reverb from Imaging Blueprint on Vimeo.

29 Files Radio Production Sounds Effects Kit is one of the fastest growing media production web service, catering to producers for multimedia and the internet. For radio station producers and podcast creators, Mixkit is offering free 29 sound effects for radio production.

The files are covered by the Mixkit License.

Sound Effects under the Free license can be used in
YouTube videos
Social Media video posts
Online marketing ads
Educational Purposes
Music videos
Commercial projects
Video games
TV & Radio broadcasts
CDs & DVDs

Items under the Mixkit Sound Effects Free License can be used in your commercial and non-commercial projects for free.

You are licensed to use the Item to create an End Product that incorporates the Item as well as other things, so that it is larger in scope and different in nature than the Item. You’re permitted to download, copy, modify, distribute and publicly perform the Sound Effect Items on any web or social media platform, in podcasts and in video games, as well as in films and presentations distributed on CDs, DVDs, via TV or radio broadcast or internet based video on demand services.

To download the files, visit

Reel2Media Takes Home Double Platinum At This Year’s Hermes Creative Awards

Recognizing outstanding work among creative professionals, this year saw the Hermes  Awards receive over 6500 entries from corporate marketing and communication  departments, advertising agencies and production companies across the globe.

Both Reel2Media submissions ‘North Pole Live’ – an Amazon Alexa Skill that allows users to  listen in on Santa’s workshop and Bali-based alternative wellness podcast, ‘Finding Feel  Good’ received the highest accolade – Platinum recognition.

Talking about the double win, CEO Anthony Gay said: “Only a small percentage of entrants  receive Platinum so it’s a great honor to be acknowledged at this level. Last year we also  had a double win of Platinum and Gold, so to go one better this year is fantastic! Finding Feel Good was the first-ever podcast for Reel2Media, and this Hermes Award marks the  series’ second accolade after winning an AVA Digital Award in February. To have received  this kind of recognition not once but twice for our debut project is truly amazing. As for North Pole Live, the skill proved to be extremely popular during the last festive season and as a  result, we have big expansion plans for it this year, so watch this space!” 

Reel2Media is a new audio content company from the team behind ReelWorld – a global  leader in audio branding with over 25 years’ experience working with the world’s biggest  radio stations on their imaging and jingles. ReelWorld provides station sound for thousands  of radio stations around the world including Z100 New York, BBC Radio 1, KIIS LA, and  Heart UK. Find out more at

Ukraine 12-12 Sounds Unisono Via 6 National Radio Stations

The major media houses in Flanders – VRT, DPG Media, SBS and Mediahuis – are  joining forces on behalf of the victims of the invasion of Ukraine. Today, 17 March, they  launch the Ukraine 12-12 benefit action on 3 television channels and 6 national radio  stations. The sonic branding was created by branding agency Brandy. 

Radio 2, MNM, Studio Brussel, Nostalgie, Qmusic and Joe broadcast 14 hours of live radio  dedicated to helping the citizens of Ukraine. In the evening, a TV show will be broadcast on  één, VTM and Play4. 

Bart De Raes, who is coordinating the sonic branding for the project, recalls teaming with  Brandy: “A benefit action on 6 radio stations at the same time – what does that sound like? We  got together with Brandy to work on this question. Given the situation, we want to keep it  serious enough – still, the nature and tone-of-voice of the stations require a certain lightness,  a certain smile. Not an easy exercise, but you should definitely hear the result!” 

Brandy developed a recognizable musical theme and integrated it into tracks from the  international KickUp jingle series. Anne Paulissen and Wouter Landuyt were cast as voice overs. Listen to a selection via

10 Nationwide Radio Stations in the Netherlands Unite for Ukraine

10 stations, 1 day, 1 cause: helping Ukraine and its people. In a massive simulcast  fundraiser on March 7th across all major radio stations in the Netherlands.  

Dutch public broadcasters NPO 3FM, NPO Radio 2 and NPO Radio 5, and privately owned 100%NL, Qmusic, Radio 10, Radio 538, Radio Veronica, SLAM! and Sublime,  are simulcasting for one day as ‘Radio 555’ with a joint network program. The station  is named after the bank account number of the united help organisations, including  Unicef and the Red Cross. Listeners can request a song in exchange for a donation  at  

1 sound for 10 audiences  

Simulcasting across 10 stations, a universal sound was needed. Sublime PD Rick  Waltmann coordinates the audio branding for Radio555 and speaks about a creative  challenge. “Each station normally has its own target demo and music format; varying  from CHR to Oldies. Together we want to set the right tone, and appeal to as many  people as possible. I asked PURE Jingles if they could support our cause. Within  days, a complete package was created in which our wishes were incorporated.”  

5 x 5 x 5 jingles  

The Radio555 package symbolically consists of 5 jingle themes, each delivered in  (over) 5 versions, as well as 5 beds & drones. News, weather & traffic imaging and  sweepers are included as well. Radio555 broadcasts on FM, DAB+ and online all day.  Their jingle package continues to be heard on the page.

Tomorrowland’s One World Radio Goes Worldwide With Brandy

ONE WORLD RADIO – TOMORROWLAND’s radio station – is celebrating its 3rd  anniversary with an imaging update produced by BRANDY. The ID package builds  on the unique orchestral sound of the world’s best dance festival. One World  Radio can already be received nationwide 24/7 in various European countries via  DAB+ and FM, and it’s also on air on Saturdays via Qmusic in the Netherlands and  Fun in France. 

Tomorrowland is a monument in the world of entertainment. And one of the pillars of its  success is that it requires the highest standard in everything it undertakes. When it  launched a radio station 3 years ago, it chose Brandy as its imaging partner for One  World Radio. Which was the start of a dream – and perfectly natural – collaboration, says  Stijn D’hont, head of Music Programming at OWR: “Tomorrowland wants to bring people  together: uniting the People Of Tomorrow with The Sound Of Tomorrowland 24/7 all  across the world. Brandy is unique in its ability to communicate that DNA in its  productions.” 

A new spectacular ID is the basis for a toolbox in which One World Radio can easily  process quotes and voiceovers. Tom Van der Biest, Creative Director at Brandy: “We’re  building on the unique orchestral sound that is so characteristic of Tomorrowland. The synths and timeless classical instruments come together in a tight hybrid orchestral  sound. The intention was to immediately create a lot of momentum in the basic ID while  still being able to build up enough musically.” Here’s how the main ID sounds: gives 2 weeks of Radio Imaging Gifts free

Wisebuddah’s Imager ( is giving away free holiday radio imaging elements good for two weeks starting today.

To avail of these free imaging elements, one only has to follow their social feeds on Twitter or Facebook.

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Updated daily, the imager library serves CHR and HOT AC stations worldwide whilst all other formats will be delivered via a new service, imager Custom. Visit now. Imager is a division of Wisebuddah.

London-based Wisebuddah, is an award-winning media production company and it has extensive experience creating branding for all formats, from cutting-edge CHR to unforgettable AC and everything in between. In a competitive industry having the best sonic branding is more important than ever. When you choose Wisebuddah as your partner you can be sure that your station is in safe hands. Visit

Radio Imaging Shop Free Black Friday Impacts Pack

Radioimagingshop Free Black Friday Impacts Pack is now available for download. The Black Friday Free Pack contains essential radio imaging FX that will make your station imaging pop. Created by Frank Koster, Radio Imaging Shop ( is a new web imaging service available for station, podcast and djs who need only the most essential, powerful imaging FX tools.

To download, just open the page below:


Radio Imaging Shop is the hottest new online radio imaging and production solutions for stations and radio prods around the world. Music Imagers, News, Weather and Traffic Themes, Beds, Sound FX and Backsells. 1 shop, 1 solution to your station’s sonic prowess –

Radio Imaging Shop is the brainchild of CEO and Founder Frank Koster. Frank is a seasoned media professional and radio producer as demonstrated by his experience in broadcast media industry for more than 15 years. Skilled in Pro Tools, Professional Audio, Audio Engineering, WordPress, and Audio Editing and has a strong business development foundation with a Bachelor of Science (BS) focused in Economics from Christelijke Hogeschool Windesheim, The Netherlands.

With the launch of Radio Imaging Shop, Frank aims to provide an accessible, professional and comprehensive radio production solutions for stations worldwide. Radio Imaging Shop is also available in Dutch, English and German language.

Get Radio Imaging Shop now and contact Frank via their contact page at


Get these FREE Podcasting and Radio Imaging FX Elements

Download free radio imaging FX from Bryan Apple. Bryan is an audio/radio producer and designs sounds for some of the world’s biggest brands including Grand Theft Auto, SiriusXM, Power 106.1, XBOX Live, Kiss 104.1 and Power 105.1.

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Free Holiday Imaging, FX, Content: Biggest Benztown Christmas Treat for 2021

Benztown, a global leader in radio imaging, production library, programming, jingles and voiceover services with over 2,900 affiliations on six different continents.

Benztown offers its holiday-packed, market-exclusive “Christmas in a Box” library to stations, FREE with a Benztown library subscription. “Christmas in a Box” delivers an overflowing Santa sack full of fun and festive Christmas programming which includes over 5,000 tracks of audio Christmas cheer – including “Behind the Song” vignettes for the most popular Christmas songs. If you want to delight Christmas fans in your market and ensure a spot on the nice list this year, give Benztown a jingle and share the joy and fun with your listeners!

Additionally, Benztown offers to all radio stations 50 FREE Christmas audio elements produced by the award-winning creative production team at Benztown. These elements include everything from sound design FX and SFX, drones/pads, holiday listener drops and even some Santa audio— ALL TOTALLY FREE!

These are available only through December 25, 2021.



Benztown Bolstered: Former Radio Producers from Disney Radio, Apple Music Join Team

Benztown, a global leader in radio imaging, voiceover, programming, podcasting and jingles, announces that it has bolstered its production leadership team with the addition of two experienced new hires. Benztown has appointed Darren Silva as West Coast Director of Commercial Production for the company and client YamanAir. Benztown has also appointed Jake Urbanek as Production Manager, Long Form Programming. The appointments are effective immediately.

22-Year Disney Radio Producer Darren Silva (left) Joins Benztown as West Coast Director of Commercial Production
Audio Producer and Engineer Jake Urbanek (right) Heads to Benztown From Apple Music as Production Manager, Long Form Programming

Darren Silva joins Benztown after 22 years as Network Production Manager for Radio Disney in Los Angeles. He specializes in commercial production, imaging, writing, and voiceover. Silva got his start in radio in 1984 as an overnight jock for his hometown station in San Luis Obispo, CA, then moved to Los Angeles in 1987 to be on-air at the legendary 105.5 KNAC under the name “Dangerous Darren”, and headed to Dallas in 1995 to rock the airways on 97.1 The Eagle. Silva joined Radio Disney in 1998. He has also been with SiriusXM for the past 17 years as a DJ on Hair Nation, Ozzy’s Boneyard, and Classic Rewind.

Jake Urbanek joins Benztown from Apple Music in Los Angeles, where he was Assistant Producer of The Zane Lowe Show. Prior to that, he was Audio Engineer for over 8 years Mr. Smalls Recording Studio in Pittsburgh, PA. He was also Sound Engineer for the Washington Symphony Orchestra in Washington, PA. Urbanek studied Commercial Music Technology at California University of Pennsylvania, where he hosted a weekly radio show on WCAL 91.9 FM. Dave “Chachi” Denes, President, Benztown, said: “Darren and Jake are world class producers with remarkable resumes and amazing attitudes. We’re ecstatic to have them both join the Benztown team!”

Darren Silva commented: “I’ve been aware of the Benztown company and brand since they started. I’ve been in touch with them since my days with Radio Disney. The talent at Benztown is unmatched and I am honored to be part of this company and work with these amazing people, as well as with Yaman and the amazing creative team at YamanAir.” 

Jake Urbanek remarked: “I look forward to working and learning from the best, while bringing my experience in production to such an amazingly talented and driven team.”

Benztown is a leading international audio imaging, production library, voiceover, programming, podcasting, and jingle production company with over 2,900 affiliations on six different continents. Learn more about how Benztown can help your station reach new heights at

Free Christmas Radio Production Elements 2021

Halloween is at your doorsteps, but the moment your candy bucket is empty, listeners will be ditching their costumes and begging for Christmas music. Are you ready for the flip? If you’re one of Benztown library subscribers then you’ve got everything you need (for free) with Christmas in a Box courtesy of Benztown Branding.

Christmas in a Box is 5,000 tracks of audio Christmas cheer from Benztown for free with any Benztown Imaging Library subscription!

Not a library subscriber? Check out the FREE Christmas AudioPack filled with 50+ elements including musicbeds, sound effects, and drones perfect for the ho-ho-holidays. Just click “Get Started” in the page link below.

FREE: Get 400+ Sound Effects, 60 Production Music


Multimedia content solutions provider Videvo has announced that it is now offering free production music and sound effects from its ever increasing library size via their website

With the aim of helping producers be it for audio such as podcasting and radio, or video for social media, Videvo has made available online 60 free to download production music and over 400 sound effects. The company also offers stock footage as well as motion graphics.

The files do not require logins to access them. However, users may opt to register and subscribe to a monthly fee to take advantage of their wide collection of production assets.

The production music covers different genres such as Rock, Drama, Sports, Romantic, New Age, Country, Children, Comedy, Blues Jazz, Easy Listening, Wedding, Worship and Classical.

Videvo offers these assets for use in any project. You may use these clips free of charge, in both personal and commercial productions. Assets that carry the Creative Commons 3.0 license must be attributed to the original author.

To start getting these free files, use the links below:

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Download Free: Sound Elements, Radio Beds Local Radio Day treats from AudioSweets ASX

In celebration of Local Radio Day, ASX put together free AudioSweets imaging elements for every station.

This free package consists o radio beds and production sound elements.

To get the files, use the link below, add the item to the basket and checkout free of charge.

ASX from AudioSweets offers affordable buyout radio imaging elements. Used by thousands of independent producers and production companies, along with radio stations of all sizes across the world; download beds, artist drops and sound design, music imagers, power intros and workparts – ASX gives every station the opportunity to have great sounding imaging.

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Imaging Blueprint Grabs Gold, Bronze at 2021 NYF Radio Awards for BBC Radio 1 Official Chart Works

Imaging Blueprint, the most innovative radio production service offering artist focused, extensive and modern solutions to station producers worldwide, has won both Gold and Bronze Awards at the 2021 New York Festival Radio Awards.

Earning them the awards is their work for the BBC Radio 1 Official Chart themes, IDs and sonic logos alongside producers and presenters of BBC Radio 1, Matthew Fisher and Scott Mills.

Imaging Blueprint

Adam Burgess – Imaging Blueprint Company Director
Paul Rushforth – Imaging Blueprint Music Director
Tom Cross – Imaging Blueprint Company Director
Sam Wickens – BBC Pop Hub Station Sound Producer
Matt Fisher – BBC Pop Hub Station Sound Lead Producer
Will Wicken – BBC Radio 1 Producer
Scott Mills – BBC Radio 1 Presenter

A proud day for the IB team as we won Gold & Bronze 🏆🥉 for our BBC Radio 1 Official Chart package. Another great collaboration with Matthew Fisher, Sam Wickens and BBC Radio 1.

Imaging Blueprint

Listen to the winning piece of Imaging Blueprint at the 2021 New York Festival Radio Awards using the link below:

Imaging Blueprint offers innovative, online database containing thousands of audio files including sound design, music beds, artist-imaging work parts, vocal work parts, topical elements and much more! Visit

October 2021 Halloween AudioPack Now Available For Download

Halloween Audiopack October 2021

It’s Halloween season…are you ready? This year has been flying by and you’ll be putting on your cat ears and nose paint that you wear every year before you know it!

Download the Benztown FREE Halloween AudioPack filled with festively creepy listener drops, liners, and SFX now!

Get the Benztown Halloween AudioPack to get your station soundin’ creepy and ghoulish for Halloween.
Fill out the quick form in the link below and you will receive the files afterwards.

Recently, Benztown announced that it has partnered with Envisionwise for all your radio station’s needs from Alexa skills, website, texting service, and more new media services.

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FREE 30 Exclusive Production FX Files: 10th Anniversary Treat from Sticky FX

It’s Sticky FX’s 10th anniversary and as a treat, they are giving away 30 brand new Breakers, Impacts, Risers, Noises and Starters for FREE.

The best thing about this Pack is that are exclusively made for this and can’t be find in any of their other libraries.

Just add the 10 Year Anniversary Free Pack 2 to your shopping cart and check-out. There will be no charges.

If you don’t have an account yet you will need to create one to download your free FX Pack. Registering is free, your personal information is safe and will never be shared or sold to anyone.

Get it now for free: 10 Year Anniversary Free Pack 2. Use the link below

Coming Next Week: Glide 5

Glide 5 will be released next week on Wednesday September 29th. Glide is the absolute standard in production FX for Mainstream, Soft and Hot AC Radio.

A special discount will be available for the first 10 days after release.

More info will follow soon!

Sticky FX Productions Celebrate 10 Years

This year 2021 Sticky FX Productions celebrate their 10 year anniversary and here is a news flash: Get 100 euro discount on Breaking News Full Coverage!

Breaking News Full Coverage contains 150 elements and 35 bonus News FX including News Beds, loopable trailers and interchangeable logos in 15 themes you can customize the sound of your news imaging to your specific needs.

The Sticky FX 3 Breaking News Packs with each 50 beds and logos in 5 different themes are also on sale for 50 euro each (All the elements from the packs are included in Breaking News Full Coverage).

Get it now for this ultra low price: Breaking News Full Coverage

This offer ends on Sunday May 30th

Benztown Appoints Broadcasting Awardee As West Coast Commercial Production Director

Benztown, a global leader in radio imaging, voiceover, programming, podcasting and jingles, announces that it has appointed Jeff Kelly as West Coast Commercial Production Director. Kelly was previously Production Director for iHeartMedia in Albuquerque, NM, where he won nine New Mexico Broadcasting Awards over the course of four years. Prior to that, he was Program Director for stations in Cheyenne, WY, and Northern Colorado. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Kelly started his radio career at K-MIX/KHJ, in his hometown of Lancaster, CA, followed by time at Lancaster Country station FM 103.1 KTPI.

Jeff Kelly, Benztown West Coast Commercial Production Director

Benztown delivers expert commercial production to radio stations through its innovative partnership with Washington, DC-based Yamanair Creative, which provides custom commercial creative to stations and their sales representatives in over 400 markets. Benztown partnered with Yamanair in 2018 to provide production elements and to power Yamanair’s creative services, which deliver instantly customizable spots in less than three hours including digital display ads and pre-roll videos. The services come fully equipped with management tracking tools providing metrics on usage and revenue generation. The custom spot production services and spec ad libraries created by Yamanair enable AEs to focus on selling and provide the most effective ad creative to their clients.

Dave “Chachi” Denes, Benztown President, said: “Jeff’s going to be an incredible addition to the Benztown team. I’m excited to have his infectious attitude and creative ideas in the halls of our L.A. offices.”

Yaman Coskun, Chief Executive Officer, Yamanair Creative, said: “Given our rapid growth, not just in radio but in the audio space, Jeff is the right guy to meet the challenge.”

Jeff Kelly commented: “”For me, joining the Benztown team in Los Angeles feels like the fulfillment of a dream. The opportunity to return home to Southern California and be part of this incredibly talented and visionary team feels like serendipity. It’s a perfect fit and I’m thrilled to be here.”

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With a Little Help from My Friends. Audio Brothers, an Amsterdam-based radio imaging company, and responsible for custom made radio and news imaging for i.e. Radio 538 and NRK P3, has a special gift for you.

They give away a brand new premium imaging package for you to download for FREE and use for unlimited time, because in these unprecedented and challenging times we all need a little help from our friends.





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Wisebuddah is the choice of Newstalk 106-108FM Ireland to elevate on-air sound

Wisebuddah was asked to produce a brand new custom package for Ireland’s Newstalk; the only commercial radio station in Ireland to take on an exclusively news-based format.

The focus of the package was a new 4-note sonic that would tie the stations varied talk-show output together, and provide musical shells for sponsorship that would give the station a uniformed identity. The music format was entirely pop-rock based to give the station a more relatable and inviting sound.

The package includes, breakfast, lunchtime, drive, news special, news, travel and weather themes.

The package is entirely instrumental, with the VOs and Sponsorships added by the station.

Undergoing the biggest overhaul of Newstalk’s sound in over a decade was made so much easier with the help of Wisebuddah. Not only did they turn everything around in record time, but they absolutely nailed the brief and the package sounds great on air.

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ReelWorld Reinvigorates Hot AC sound in 2020 with new Star 101.3 Jingles

Bright, dynamic and full of energy, these Hot AC jingles are designed to pair perfectly with a wide variety of pop hits from the 90s to today. Modern vocals, musical textures and production techniques combine to create a signature sound that stands out and lets your station brand shine. LISTEN TO FULL PACKAGE & CONTACT YOUR REP

I’ve had the privilege of working with ReelWorld for more than two decades and they never disappoint. The new Star package is outstanding. It creates a bright and dynamic audio signature that really stands out alongside our variety based Hot AC playlist.

Mark Adams Program Director KIOI-FM

The Star 1013 2020 Package contains:

  • 11 Core Themes
  • Top Of Hour
  • Weather Theme
  • Traffic Bed
  • News Bed
  • Multiple Length Mixes
  • Instrumentals
  • Vocals
  • Production Beds

Get 200 Plus Urban Audio Elements, Loops for Urban Production #Logic #Reason

The free Chaos free downloadable package is great for every Digital Audio Workstation, whether you are using FL Studio, Live, Maschine, Logic, Reason, an MPC or others.


  • 150 Drum Shots
  • 30 Drum Loops
  • 40 Melody Loops
  • 37 MIDI Loops

Total Files

  • 257
  • 369,2 MB

Trap is probably the most popular genre of our time. It originated in the late 90s and was initially based on drum sounds taken from the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer. During the last 2 decades trap and hip hop have however evolved and the common sound selection differs a lot compared to the past.

To make sure every producer regardless of their age or income can access modern trap loops and samples my team and I have set to work and compiled the Chaos kit from, which is filled with over 200 free trap samples and basically comes with everything you need to produce a modern trap beat. We paid a lot of attention to include only top-level sounds so you don’t have to spend a lot of time going through countless samples until you finally find a good one.

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Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards Nominees Are In, Online Voting on Going

Benztown, P1 Media Group, Global Radio Ideas Facebook Group, Radiodays Europe, Radiodays Asia and RDE Podcast Day Announce Nominees and Call for Online Voting for “The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards”

– Awards Will Showcase World’s Best Radio Ideas During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Will Be Presented at Radiodays Europe Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, on December 14, 2020

– Radio and Podcast Pros Who Vote in All Categories Between Today and September 17th Are Eligible to Win One of Five Free Registrations to Their Choice of Radiodays Europe, Radiodays Asia or RDE Podcast Day 2021 

Benztown, a global leader in radio imaging, voiceover, programming and jingles, P1 Media Group, providing research, strategies and consulting to radio stations worldwide, Radiodays Europe, Radiodays Asia and RDE Podcast Day announce the nominees of “The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards” and call on radio and podcast professionals worldwide to vote online now for the best ideas presented by these nominees. The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards will honor radio professionals from around the world that have used their brands and platforms in creative and innovative ways to better serve their listeners, partners and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The nominees were selected from more than 300 ideas nominated by industry professionals around the world. The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards will be presented at the Radiodays Europe conference in Lisbon, Portugal, on December 14, 2020.

Online voting for the nominees will begin at 9:30am EST on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, and will continue through Thursday, September 17, 2020. Participants will vote on all categories and have a chance to win one of five conference registrations to their choice of Radiodays Europe, Radiodays Asia or RE Podcast Day 2021. To vote, visit:

The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards will recognize the best ideas in 10 categories, including: Best Social Media Video Content, Best Virtual Event, Best Parody, Best Virtual Concert, Best On-Air Promo, Best Community Service, Best Social Media Visual, Best Community Spirit, Best Sales Promotion and Best Mega Promotion. A further two categories, Best Podcast and Best Journalistic Content, will also be part of the awards. Nominations for these two special categories can be submitted to the Facebook page #Coronavirusradioideas closing date 7th September. These two special categories are being judged by a panel of experts. 

Ken Benson, Partner, P1 Media Group, said: “When we joined with Benztown to open this page back in March, we knew that the world of radio and podcasting was full of innovative people with a special connection to their audiences and listeners. What’s emerged from these awards is that radio is more than ever at the heart of communities and is a place in which listeners put their trust.” 

Andreas Sannemann, CEO, Benztown, commented: “To all the people who nominated their station, themselves or their ideas, we salute you and we are sorry we couldn’t have all of you as nominees, as the field was incredibly strong. If you haven’t read through the Facebook page and work in radio or podcasting, we highly recommend you do so as it’s truly inspirational. As an industry, we can be proud of how we have supported people in this worldwide pandemic.”

Nominees for The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards are:

Best Social Media Video:

“Social Distancing” – KISS 101.1, Melbourne, Australia

“Get Naked”- 96.9 JACK, Calgary, Canada

“Barbershop Roulette with Ben & Liam” – Nova 91.9, Adelaide, Australia

“The Isolation Tapes” – BBC Radio 5 Live, UK

Best Virtual Event:

“Love is Bigger than Corona” – Kronehit, Austria

“Isolation Quarantine Party” – Mix, Cyprus

“6o Hour Music Festival from Finnish Summer Cottage” – YLEX, Finland

“Up yours Corona” – BBC Radio 1, UK

Best Parody:

“Covid Cup” – Ace Radio Network, Australia

“Corona” – FFN, Hannover, Germany

“Humans are Emerging” – CFOX, Vancouver, Canada

“Wash for Me” – FLY FM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

Best Virtual Concert:

“We Are One Africa Concert ” – NRG Radio, Kenya

“NRJ Music Tour at Home” – NRJ, France and Europe

“45 Artists, 45 Hours” – Radio Italia Ora, Italy

“Europa Home Festival” – Europa FM, Spain

Best Station Promo:

“Wolf Pack” – 99.5 The Wolf, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

“Don’t Go Anywhere Weekend” – Chris Country, UK

“Keeps New York Connected” – 1010 WINS, New York, U.S.A.

Best Community Service:

“Listener Help” – RIX-FM, Bandit, STAR-FM, Power Hit Radio, Sweden     

“Share the Kindness” – BFBS, Scotland

“The Rolling Stones support Pattaya” – Fabulous 103, Thailand

“Let’s Make Some Noise” – Global Radio; Capital, Capital Xtra, Heart, Smooth, X, LBC, Classic FM & Gold, UK

Best Social Media Visual:

 Radio Mango, India

Magic 92.5, San Diego, U.S.A

Heart, UK

Red FM, India

Best Community Spirit:

“Not Cancelled” – 98.9 The Bull, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. 

“Good New Okanagan” – 101.5 EZ Rock, Kelowna, Canada

“Parade Patrol” – B103.9, Fort Myers, U.S.A.

“Best of Us” – Radiozentrale and 100 radiostations, Germany

Best Sales Promotion:

“Where Do We Go from Here ” – iHeart Radio, Dallas, U.S.A.

“£100,000 Advertising Fund” – JACK FM, Oxfordshire, UK

“I Want Free Ads” – NRG Radio, Kenya

“Virus Ridden Economy. What to do?” – Radio Guerilla, Romania

Best Mega Promotion:

“Times Like These” – BBC Radio 1, UK

“Nightly Cheers for Essential Workers” – Power 96.1, Atlanta, U.S.A.       

“Everyday Heroes Light Show” – Z100, New York, U.S.A.

“You’ll Never Walk Alone” – 3FM, the Netherlands and 100 European radio stations

The genesis of The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards was Benztown and P1 Media Group’s Coronavirus Radio Ideas Facebook Group, launched on March 26, 2020 at:

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Susan Aksu at Benztown at or +1 (818) 842-4600. 

About The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Facebook Group

The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Facebook Group was launched by Benztown and P1 Media Group on March 26, 2020. The group currently has over 2,800 members, representing 87 countries, and has collectively shared more than 300 ideas during the first four months of the Covid-19 pandemic. The group became the place for radio professionals worldwide to share and exchange ideas about how members’ respective stations were navigating the global pandemic. To join The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Facebook Group, visit:

About Radiodays Europe, Radiodays Asia & Podcast Day 

The meeting point for the world of radio and audio Radiodays Europe was born in 2010 as a response to the needs of the European industry, public and private, to come together to discuss the new media challenges, across borders. It has since grown to become the most important annual conference for radio professionals with over 1500 participants from 62 countries. 

Radiodays Asia was launched with the same aims as those in Europe but for the Asian radio and podcast industry. Started in 2019 the first event was a success with 400+ speakers and attendees from the majority of countries in the region. The next event will be held in March 2021.

Produce faster and save time with the new production library Grand FX 2

Is your program director driving you nuts? Constantly interrupting you with stuff like: “Where’s that promo I asked for half an hour ago?” and “I need that new imaging for the morning show tomorrow morning!” 

Besides all the competition in today’s radio world, time is your biggest problem. That’s why the team at Sticky FX came up with an even bigger solution! 

It’s Grand FX 2 including 450 FX, Work Parts and Beds for CHR, Hot AC and Greatest Hits formats. They’re divided in 15 categories so you have everything you need for your production at your fingertips and you can immediately find exactly that one FX you need!

Grand FX 2 is jam packed with Impacts, Breakers, Starters, Sweeps, Whoosh Hits, Stagers, Slams, Risers, Hits, Glitches, EDM Work Parts, Drones, Stoppers, Wipes and Beds. All the FX and Work Parts you need! Work faster, better, bigger with Grand FX 2. The imaging toolbox with the sound of today!

It saves you time, money and probably also your marriage or relationship! So get it now for your station at Grand FX 2 is also available in friendly priced bundle together with Grand FX 1.

Checkout the audio demo at: 

Or simply download it immediately at: 

Sizzling Hot Sung Radio Jingles, Get Them For Free for 2020

2020 is not cancelled, there is more in store for the rest of the year and with the sun and sand season already here, radio stations are more empowered with a set of free, yes zero cost, sung radio jingles courtesy of the world class jingle production company Ignite Jingles.

The team at Ignite Jingles have created two summer-infused beds for you to use on your radio station! Whether you build them into your promos, tag the short mixes with your station name to create IDs, or use the production beds live on the air, they’re available to download completely free of charge!

You get the beds, mixouts, vocals and alternate mixes. Click the link below for instructions on how to receive the files

Make Summer Radio Hotter with these Free Mashup Imaging

From FREE Summer Production Elements

To give your station a Summer vibe, PURE Jingles give you 2 Mashup Jingles you can easily adapt with your own voiceover!


Option: PURE Jingles can include your audio logo with musical tones at the start & end for only € 100 per Mashup Jingle, hit reply for more info!

SUPER Spring Promotion

Benefit from flexible payment conditions and 2 amazing deals:

When you order a JingleBox package between now and July 1st, you’ll get:

• 2 Bonus Jingles when you order 5
• 3 Bonus Jingles when you order 10
• 4 Bonus Jingles when you order 15
• 5 Bonus Jingles when you order 20 JingleBox Jingles

and when you order a Starter package between now and July 1st, you’ll get:

• 5 Bonus Beds & Drones with every Starter package

Get in touch with PURE Jingles now and look for Thomas, visit

Urban Imaging Sweeper Templates (File Link)

(to download click the arrow down in the widget player above)

Fresh from the radio prod genius Bryan Apple of, get the urban radio imaging sweeper shells. Bryan creates world class radio imaging and sound design for the some of the world’s biggest names like SiriusXM/Pandora RADIO and LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells Radio. Radio Imaging for Rockstar Games GTA-IV and GTA-V, and NEW 2019 iFruit Radio with Danny Brown & Skepta, latest DLC for GTA-V.

Hear more at

In other related news, Sonos has begun offering its own content and a radio streaming service “Sonos Radio,” which allows users to enjoy more than 60,000 online radio programs, to its product users. It can be used by updating the “Sonos” app, which is provided free of charge for smartphones.

Carefully selected radio programs from all over the world. In addition, it plans to provide Sonos original contents and programs by genre curated by Sonos.

TuneIn and other multiple Internet radio services have been put together, making it easy to find radio stations around the world. In addition to local music, sports and news found in the listener’s zip code, radio stations around the world are available.

“Sonos Stations” prepared as original content. “Sonos Sound System,” which introduces songs carefully selected by DJs and artists, will also introduce new artists, news, and behind-the-scenes information about the current music scene.

Various artists also develop artist programs that feature songs that have been influenced or inspired. Introducing the selection of songs by Tom York as the first step.

Original contents of “Sonos Sound System”, artist programs and “Sonos Stations” in Japan will be released in future software updates.