14 June 2024


“Chachi Loves Everybody” Podcast Releases Two New Episodes With Tony Coles, President of iHeartMedia’s Multi-Cultural Business and Development and Black Information Network, and Steve Newberry, CEO of Quu


LOS ANGELES, CA – June 13, 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 hosted by Benztown President and audio brand builder Dave “Chachi” Denes. The episodes feature Chachi’s recent sit-down with Tony Coles, President of Multi-Cultural Business and Development for iHeartMedia and President of iHeartMedia’s Black Information Network (BIN), and with radio industry titan, Steve Newberry, CEO of Quu, a company pioneering in-car visual display technology for radio stations.

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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 Tony Coles, an accomplished broadcasting executive with over 35 years of experience in the radio industry. He currently serves as the President of the Multi-Cultural Business and Development for iHeartMedia and is the President of the Black Information Network (BIN). Known for his dedication to community service and industry leadership, Tony also holds notable positions on the boards of the NAB and RAB leadership Committee, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF).


Tony takes listeners through his remarkable journey from humble beginnings in Ohio to becoming a top executive at iHeartMedia. Through engaging anecdotes and insightful commentary, Tony shares the highs and lows of his career, the impactful mentorship he received, and his dedication to fostering the next generation of industry leaders.


In this episode of Chachi Loves Everybody, Chachi talks to Tony about:

  • His Insights from his radio career and success, including his journey from small market radio to management and leadership roles in radio.
  • Thoughts on a father’s tough love and its lifelong impact
  • The impact of Dave Robbins on Tony’s career
  • Embracing fear and learning from failure
  •  Balancing priorities and learning in high-stakes leadership
  • Launching a news network for the Black community amid challenges
  • The importance of mentorship and community engagement in broadcasting
  • And more!


Chachi’s second guest, Steve Newberry, is a seasoned radio broadcasting executive who is currently CEO of Quu, a company pioneering in-car visual display technology for radio stations. Starting his career at just 21, he purchased his first radio station, leading to an expansive career in radio and broadcasting. He is the founder and Chairman of Commonwealth Broadcasting Corporation, which grew to operate 35 radio stations. Newberry has chaired the board of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and held the position of Executive Vice President of Industry Affairs and Strategic Planning for NAB. His contributions to the industry have earned him notable accolades such as the Distinguished Kentuckian Award and the NAB’s National Radio Award.


With a career spanning over four decades, Newberry shares with Chachi and his listeners captivating stories and valuable lessons learned over his four-decade radio career. From acquiring his first radio station at 21 to navigating the complexities of the NAB and leading innovative ventures at Quu, Newberry’s experiences are both inspirational and educational.


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

  • Building a radio station from scratch in Kentucky
  • How a partnership with a former governor led to growing a 35-radio station group
  • His experience as a consultant moving to full-time EVP at NAB, navigating political relationships and advocacy in Washington, DC
  • His challenges as an entrepreneur, the importance of family support, and his biggest lessons learned from managing radio stations in small markets
  • The value and impact of enhancing radio ads with visuals for better listener retention
  • Transitioning from NAB to CEO of Quu amid COVID-19 challenges
  • The vital role of radio in community safety and healing
  • The importance of mentorship and paying it forward
  • 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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