26 April 2024

New Chachi Loves Everybody Eps With Mike Hulvey and Brad Samuel

LOS ANGELES, CA – April 25, 2024 — Benztown, a global leader in radio imaging, voiceover, programming, podcasting and jingles, announces the release today of two new episodes of Chachi Loves Everybody, an original podcast produced by Benztown and featuring Benztown President and audio brand builder Dave “Chachi” Denes. The episodes feature Chachi’s recent sit-down at the 2024 NAB Show in Las Vegas with Mike Hulvey, CEO, RAB, and his chat with Brad Samuel, Founder, Epic Media, from Benztown’s Los Angeles studios.


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Chachi Loves Everybody takes listeners with Denes – better known as “Chachi” – as he sits down for candid conversations with radio’s legends, master brand builders, up-and-comers, and innovators in the burgeoning audio space, revealing the true stories behind their successes and their insights into building iconic brands through audio.


Chachi’s first guest is Mike Hulvey, newly appointed CEO of the RAB, who takes listeners through his journey from being awe-struck by radio broadcasts at a young age to eventually climbing the ranks of broadcast management and leadership. Mike delves into his vision for the future of radio and the significance of local content engagement. He shares highlights and lessons learned in his career, the impact of his early influences, and his passion for developing future broadcasting talent through his summer mentoring program.


Hulvey has held prominent positions in various industry organizations, including the International Broadcasters Idea Bank and the National Association of Broadcasters. An advocate for local, state, and national volunteer organizations, he is also the founder of a nationally recognized summer mentoring program for aspiring broadcasters. Before joining the RAB as President and CEO, he was CEO of Neuhoff Communications.


On this episode of Chachi Loves Everybody, Chachi talks to Mike about:

  • His early experiences in sports broadcasting and later leading major broadcasting operations.
  • Coming from a community of successful media personalities and starting out in radio at the same time as Dick Van Dyke and Gene Hackman.
  • The excitement and pressure of becoming a manager for Neuhoff Communications without any management experience.
  • Overcoming dyslexia and honing different learning methods and what that taught him about the power of perseverance and adaptability.
  • The transition of Neuhoff Communications’ ownership and his dedication to ensuring its legacy continues.
  • His goals as the new CEO of the RAB, including revitalizing future broadcaster engagement and professional development.
  • The importance of emphasizing local content and relationships with advertisers – a key to radio’s longevity and evolution in the digital age.
  • Neuhoff Media Sports Media Camp and mentoring young future broadcasters.
  • And more!


Chachi’s second guest, media veteran Brad Samuel, shares his journey from an enthusiastic 15-year-old intern in radio to a respected media consultant and founder and owner of his own agency, Epic Media. His stories are filled with lessons on determination, embracing rejection, and the importance of pursuing one’s passion relentlessly.

Brad’s career highlights include management positions at Radio Disney, LSM for extra Sports Los Angeles, GSM for KFI, and GM for KYSR 98.7. He also served as the Director of Sales for iHeartMedia’s eight San Diego, CA, stations. In 2010, Brad took a significant leap and founded Epic Media, where he consults for diverse sectors including restaurants, casinos, and Fintech, represents media talent and influencers, and advises audio networks and digital agencies.

On this episode of Chachi Loves Everybody, Chachi talks to Brad Samuel about topics including:

  • Interning with the legendary Bruce Walton at a young age and falling in love with radio.
  • Owning your media assets as a talent.
  • The art of “hunting and gathering.”
  • Innovating and Managing Radio Disney AM 1240
  • Working with Roy Laughlin, Charlie Riley, and Chachi Denes at Clear Channel
  • Being of service and graciousness in the studio
  • Take every rejection and failure as a chance to improve your skills.
  • Working together with different skills is important for success.
  • Looking for new challenges and chances for growth in all aspects of life.
  • And more!


The Chachi Loves Everybody podcast is available now on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, Audioboom and other podcast services.

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