16 October 2023

LABF and Benztown Unveil Radio & Podcasting Power Session Series

The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation & Benztown Unveil Details for On Demand Radio & Podcasting Power Session Webinar Series


College Park, MD (10/16/23): The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF) is pleased to unveil details about the newly released on-demand “LABF Radio & Podcasting Power Session” Webinar Series.


Created by Benztown President and LABF Board Member Dave Chachi Denes with support from the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) and the University of Maryland, the informative three-part online educational webinar series features respected media industry leaders discussing a variety of relevant topics focused on radio and podcasting.


Playlist topics include:


  • Programming with legendary Programming Consultant Mike McVay
  • Syndication with Creator and Host of Sunday Night Slow Jams, R Dub!
  • Promotion and marketing insight with Benztown Marketing Director Susan Aksu-Magarian
  • Sales Career advice from Beasley Media Group Chief Revenue Officer Tina Murley
  • Creative branding strategies with the founder of Yamanair, Yaman Coskun
  • Commercial production with West Coast Director of Commercial Production for Benztown, Darren Silva and the East Coast Director of Commercial Production MJ Bloch
  • Podcasting with expert Head of Production for Spotify’s Podcast Division Ron Shapiro
  • Imaging with Thomas Green
  • Composition with Shane Drasin
  • Behind the scenes of owning a station with Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan.


In addition, University of Maryland’s Mass Media & Culture/Special Collection Reference Specialist, Mike Henry will share historic broadcasting moments in history that are featured in the Library of American Broadcasting.


Quote from Chachi


Quote from Heather/BEA- Heather talking about how it is a great tool for educators as well as students looking to explore careers in the audio industry- focused on podcasting and radio. We look forward to announcing details soon about an exciting live panel session that will take place at the 2024 BEA Conference in Las Vegas.


“We are very grateful to LABF Board member Chachi Denes, the Benztown team and the incredible guest speakers who participated in this informative and realistic series that shines a light on what is going on in radio and podcasting today as well reflects on how we arrived here from a historical perspective,” said Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Co-Chairs Heidi Raphael (Beasley Media Group Chief communications Officer) and Jack Goodman (Broadcast Attorney). “From teachers and students to anyone working in the audio industry today, there is something for everyone!”


The LABF Radio and Podcasting Power Session playlist can be found at:




The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the past, reflecting the present and informing the future. The organization was created to honor the remarkable creators, innovators, leaders, performers, and journalists who have brought the electronic arts to the prominence they occupy in the United States and the world today, and who have set the stage for the future.  In addition, the LABF serves the philanthropic purpose of supporting the Library of American Broadcasting, the nation’s most extensive collection of broadcast history, policy, and tradition, including historical documents, professional papers, oral and video histories, books, scripts, and photographs preserved at the University of Maryland. For more information, please visit

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