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Benztown + McVay Media Podcast Networks to Produce and Market 'First Match with Jesse Kage', A Podcast That Goes Behind the Curtain with Superstars of Professional Wrestling


Los Angeles CA, USA—Benztown + McVay Media Podcast Networks announces that it will produce and market First Match with Jesse Kage, a podcast for professional wrestling fans that goes behind the scenes with wrestling’s superstars to tell their first-hand accounts of their lives and experiences in the professional wrestling world. Popular radio host Jesse Kage – whose rabid fan base is called the “Kage Kult” - sits down each week with professional wrestling’s biggest stars of today and legends of the past to discuss the beginnings of their careers, from the dream of being a pro wrestler, to their training and ultimately, their first match. He also takes wrestling fans behind the curtain to learn about their favorite wrestling stars’ career highlights and at times, their career “lowlights”.

Jesse Kage has been in radio for over 24 years and was a dominant force with his Kage Kult Show brand in the Tampa Bay and Atlanta markets for over a decade. Kage’s recent interviews include: Chris Jericho, Rob Van Dam, Nick Aldis, Mickie James and Raven.

Jesse Kage remarked: “I’m stoked to take people behind the curtain and get a real honest look at our favorite professional wrestlers’ journeys to the ring in a unique, oftentimes comical and always entertaining way! I want to thank Mike and Chachi at Benztown + McVay Media Podcast Networks for believing in my vision!"

Dave “Chachi” Denes, President, Benztown, noted: “Jesse is a remarkable talent with unparalleled access to the biggest stars, making his podcast a must-listen for professional wrestling fans.”

Mike McVay, President and CEO, McVay Media, observed: “Jesse understands wrestling, first hand, and he understands how to interview a guest in an entertaining fashion. His talent is clearly visible on this podcast.”

About Benztown

Benztown is a leading international audio imaging, production library, voiceover, programming, podcasting, and jingles company with over 2,900 affiliations on six different continents. Benztown was named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 by Inc. magazine for five consecutive years as one of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies. With studios in Los Angeles, New York, and Stuttgart, Benztown offers the highest quality audio imaging workparts for 23 libraries across 14 music and spoken word formats including AC, Hot AC, CHR, Country, Hip Hop and R&B, Rhythmic, Classic Hits, Rock, News/Talk, Sports, and JACK. Benztown provides custom VO and imaging across all formats, including commercial VO and copywriting in partnership with Yamanair Creative. Benztown Radio Networks produces, markets and distributes high quality programming and services to radio stations around the world, including: The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown, The Daily Dees Show, The Todd-N-Tyler Radio Empire, Hot Mix, Sunday Night Slow Jams with R Dub!, Vipology, Audio Architecture, Incentive Sales Rewards, Top 10 Now and Then, Tough Love With Siri, Ask Alexa and Flashback.

About Benztown + McVay Media Podcast Networks

Benztown + McVay Media Podcast Networks is a collaboration between Benztown and McVay Media. McVay Media is a full-service strategic audio programming consulting firm led by President and CEO Mike McVay, former EVP, Content and Programming, Cumulus Media and Westwood One. Benztown + McVay Media Podcast Networks provides podcasting clients with best practices in podcasting, talent coaching, advertising sales opportunities, marketing and distribution.

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