22 June 2021

Benztown’s “Top 10 Now & Then” Old School 45-Hour Hit Countdown Special Offers Festive Soundtrack for 4th of July Weekend Celebrations

“The Old School 500” Counts Down the 500 Greatest Old School Hits and Tells the Stories Behind the Hits, From the People Who Made the Music






WHO: Benztown, a global leader in radio imaging, voiceover, programming, podcasting and jingles, and Top 10 Now & Then, a countdown show designed for America’s Urban Adult audiences, and nationally syndicated by Benztown. Top 10 Now & Then is directly aimed at the core Female 25-54 demo, and is a proven ratings leader with appeal across Urban AC, Rhythmic Oldies, and Classic Hip Hop formats. Top 10 Now & Then features the top number one rhythmic and soul hits from Usher, Mariah Carey, Nelly, Mary J Blige, Stevie Wonder, Salt n Peppa, Rick James, Boys II Men, Toni Braxton and more.


WHAT: Benztown presents Top 10 Now & Then’s “The Old School 500”, a 45-hour music special for radio that counts down the 500 greatest Old School hits. Tabulated nationwide from Rhythmic Oldies and Adult Urban radio station playlists, “The Old School 500” is more than a countdown – it tells the stories behind the hits, from the people who made the music, spotlighting 450 interviews in 45 hours of great radio. “The Old School 500” can slide easily into a station’s programming schedule with 14 minutes per hour for local spots and promos. 


“The Old School 500” is hosted and written by award-winning radio personality and music executive Rick Nuhn, and is produced by Ron Shapiro, creative director, programmer, and producer.


WHEN: Available now through Friday, July 2, 2021.


HOW: For more information or to get “The Old School 500” 4th of July Weekend countdown special for your station, visit: or contact Masa Patterson at or at 818.842.4600. 


WHY: It’s an addictive musical treat for Old School music fans that want to jam through the 4th of July Weekend with more of the best music, memories, and fun!

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