Programmers Boot Camp Series Announced For CRS 2016

  Matt Watkins   Feb 24, 2016   News   0 Comment

Programmers Boot Camp Series Sponsored by Benztown

(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 27, 2016) Details have been released surrounding three boot camp discussions taking place during Country Radio Seminar 2016, held Feb. 8-10, 2016 at Omni Nashville. Sponsored by Benztown, the three discussions are “Programmers Boot Camp Series Part 1: Imaging Secrets Revealed,” “Programmers Boot Camp Series Part II: Get Prepped,” and “Programmers Boot Camp Series Part lll: Mastering the Music.”

“Programmers Boot Camp Series Part l: Imaging Secrets Revealed” is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Four of the best imaging copywriters in the business, Rich Witt (Vanilla Gorilla), Cowboy Kyle (WUSY Chattanooga), Jason Garte (The Mix Group) and Jeff Berlin (Greater Media Boston) will discuss how to effectively image your station on a budget. Bob Richards (Emmis Communications) will lead the Q&A discussion. Additionally, the panelists will examine how to write better copy, the best ways to get local listener testimonials to make your imaging shine, and how to effectively communicate with your voice talent to get the best read.

“Programmers Boot Camp Series Part ll: Get Prepped” is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The discussion will be led by RJ Curtis (All Access). Confirmed panelists are Big D and Bubba (Silverfish Media), Jeff Andrews (Sheet Happens) and Steve Harmon (Bit Board and iHeartMedia’s Paul and Young Ron). Together they will give recommendations on how you can give your air-staff the tools they need to gather relevant content to produce a great on air product and how to engage an audience on a budget. Panelists will also provide lists of useful websites “free” content can be gathered and companies who specialize in prep services.

“Programmers Boot Camp Series Part lll: Mastering the Music” is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The discussion will be led by Beverlee Brannigan (The E.W. Scripps Company). Industry professionals with years of experience in competitive market battles, Lance Houston (PD of the Bull in Boston) Bill Jones (Bill Jones Media Consulting) and B-Dub (KUPL/Alpha) will explain how to effectively schedule music coding and setting up rules to free up time in your busy day.

Boot camp panels will take in Cumberland Rooms #1 and #2, located on Level 3 in Omni Nashville.

To register for the three-day event, held Monday, Feb. 8 through Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Omni Nashville, visit today. The current registration rate for the event is $629 per person. In addition, a limited number of Omni Hotel rooms are still available. To book a room, please call 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) or reserve online by visiting here. The CRS Rate booking code is 020616CRB2016.

About Benztown: Benztown is an international radio imaging, production library, programming, jingles and voiceover services company with over 1,900 affiliations on six different continents. In August, 2015, Benztown was recognized for the third consecutive year by Inc. magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies, ranked at No. 1364 on the exclusive Inc. 5000. With offices and studios in Los Angeles, New York, and Stuttgart, Benztown offers the highest quality imaging workparts for 20 libraries across 13 formats including AC, Hot AC, CHR, Country, Urban, Rhythmic, Classic Hits, Rock, News/Talk, Sports and JACK. Benztown’s industry-leading technology and proprietary web-based imaging solution, “Benztown Branding”, is used daily by nearly 1,200 broadcast radio stations and digital services worldwide. Benztown also provides custom voice-over and imaging services across all formats, including commercial voice-over and copywriting services. Benztown Radio Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hollywood Radio Networks, is an international media syndication company providing unique, first-rate programming and features to radio stations and media companies around the world, including The Todd ‘N’ Tyler Radio Empire, Hot Mix, Slow Jams with R Dub!, Remote News Service, Vipology and Flashback. For more information, visit

About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. Country Radio Seminar 2016 is set for Feb. 8-10, 2016 at the Omni Hotel. Visit for more information. Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2016).


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