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“For the past year, the Iron Imager belt has been mine. Wanna take it away from me?? BRING IT ON!” -Dan Kelly

The BIGGEST Imaging BATTLE in the WORLD returns. Iron Imager 2014 is open to any and all radio imaging/production professionals…this means you! Benztown invites you to take on the reigning champion, Dan Kelly (Creative Services Director, WPLJ & NASH-FM/New York) for the highest industry honor: the title of Iron Imager (and the belt that comes with it). There’s only one belt like it in the world…and Dan Kelly isn’t going to give it up without a  fight. If you think you can overthrow the champ, and you want to come to Los Angeles to prove it…then what are you waiting for?! Sign up here, and send us your submission no later than March 10th by 11:59 PM (Pacific). Click here to sign up for Iron Imager 2014! Last year, Dan Kelly defeated Paul “The Irish Pitbull” Duffy, and now it’s your turn to take a shot at the champ! If you win, you’ll take home the coveted Iron Imager belt, along with a $1,000 cash prize! The contestants will demonstrate their imaging skills using  audio from the Benztown Branding Libraries and their handwritten scripts. If any contestants need voice-over, they can  get it from 4 of Benztown’s newest world-class voice talents, including Correy Webb, Grant George, Jessica Gee and Jules Riley.

First Round – One Contender. Out of Many. Challengers will compete to cook up the most delicious 60 SECOND MUSIC PROMO, using audio ingredients from Benztown’s imaging libraries. Final pieces must be submitted to ironimager@benztown.com no later than Monday March 10th at 11:59 PM (Pacific). Cuts will be judged by a panel of the industry’s top producers and programmers.

Final Round – A Shot at the Champ. The top contestant from Round 1 will compete head-to-head against the current reigning Iron Imager Dan Kelly (Creative Services Director, WPLJ & NASH-FM/New York), during the 2014 AllAccess Worldwide Radio Summit. WWRS admission will be provided by Benztown. International contestants are eligible. Benztown will provide US domestic airfare ONLY. Winner will receive $1,000 cash AND the most prestigious title in radio production: Iron Imager!

For more information visit www.benztown.com/ironimager. We can’t wait to hear your entries. Submit your piece and become the next Iron Imager. 

View from studio

Imagine having that view everyday at work, while you’re imaging one of radio’s biggest networks in the world. Mikey Muscatello, Imaging Director and Voice Over Artist, made his way from #1 Rock station in Cali KRXQ 98 Rock over WAAF in Boston and finally settled down in NYC. Now  he’s doing imaging for the SiriusXM radio network.

Check out Mikey’s tricks for being successful in the radio business, his favorite plugins and how to end up with the sweetest view in the world. Imaging from the TOP OF THE WORLD – enter Mikey: (more…)

It has been 10 years now, exactly, when the world was hit by the most brutal act of terrorism ever. An entire nation was shocked, thousands of innocent victims found dead and the entire world was looking to NYC – this song was the soundtrack to it.

Here is the best Imaging pieces I could find covering the tragedy of that day, which changed the world. Thanks to all the contributers! I am honored to be able t0 post material, created by the best of the best in the imaging world including David Konsky, Dave Foxx, Sidey, Ryan Drean, John Masecar, Matthieu Blaise – just to name a few!

Audio Pieces examples:

Australia’s finest, David Konsky, sent us this piece, he created for 2DayFM

Z100’s legend himself, Dave Fox, created this series of elements

Triple MMM’s multi award wining Australian Imaging and VO artist Michael ‘Sideshow’ Andersen with his 10 years tribute

Ryan’s KSCS Country tribute to 9/11, amazing VO by John Willyard.

Canadian Imaging Legend John Masecar sent this piece, which was done right after the attacks.

Adam created this masterpiece including Ray Charles’s great song ‘America the beautiful’

Matthieu Blaise’s Europe 1 tribute to 9/11

Benztown’s 10 years tribute.

James Stodd sent us a link to this interview with Lee Harris of 1010WINS in New York City, who was on air when the planes hit the World Trade Center. Also check James’ blog for more great radio content.