Benztown Adds Two to its Production Leadership Team


A company known for its radio imaging, voiceover, programming, podcasting and jingles business has added to its production leadership team.

Coming from YamanAir is a new West Coast Director of Commercial Production, while the company is also welcoming a Production Manager for Long Form Programming.

The former position is that of Darren Silva, who spent 22 years as a Network Production Manager for Radio Disney in Los Angeles who began his career as an overnight air personality in San Luis Obispo, Calif. In the late 1980s, he was “Dangerous Darren” at Heavy Metal rocker KNAC-FM 105.5 in Long Beach, Calif. Later, he worked at KEGL “97.1 The Eagle” in Dallas.

In addition to his Radio Disney role, Silva for the past 17 years has been an air talent associated with Sirius XM’s Hair Nation, Ozzy’s Boneyard and Classic Rewind channels.

Meanwhile, the Production Manager for Long Form Programming role is now being held by Jake Urbanek. He joins Benztown from Apple Music in Los Angeles, where he was
Assistant Producer of The Zane Lowe Show. Prior to that, he was Audio Engineer for
over 8 years Mr. Smalls Recording Studio in Pittsburgh. He was also Sound
Engineer for the Washington Symphony Orchestra in Washington, Pa.