Rick Dees has signed a production deal with imaging outfit Benztown. Benztown will provide Dees Entertainment with production services for its portfolio of programs hosted by the award-winning entertainer. Under the terms of the agreement, Benztown will produce Dees Entertainment shows including The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown, its expanded editions Countdown Of The 90s, Countdown Of The 80s and Dees 2K, plus The Daily Dees Show. These shows are heard by an audience of more than 70 million people around the world on terrestrial radio stations and on the brand-extension music app Rick Dees Hit Music.
“Benztown is a perfect production partner for our shows and other entertainment offerings,” said Dees. “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, added, “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.”
PHOTO (left to right): Rick Dees; Dave “Chachi” Denes, Benztown President; and Joe Kieley, SVP Programming, Rick Dees Entertainment.