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New Podcast, “Idol Memories” Hosted by American Idol Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe, Releases Trailer in Run-Up to Official Podcast Launch


WHO: Nigel Lythgoe, Benztown + McVay Media Podcast Networks, Fred Bronson, and YEA Networks.

WHAT: In the run-up to the launch of “Idol Memories”, a new podcast for American Idol fans and entertainment enthusiasts, executive producers Benztown + McVay Media Podcast Networks and Fred Bronson and distributor and sales rep YEA Networks has released a trailer for the podcast, available now.

Idol Memories is a series of conversations and memories about America’s iconic eight-time Emmy-winning performance show, American Idol. The podcast is hosted by American Idol Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe, who has been a pioneer in reality television and a driving force in the world of performing arts. Following 17 successful seasons of American Idol, Lythgoe and former American Idol contestants, producers and production team members remember their favorite memories on and off-camera in Idol Memories. He also goes one-on-one with the renowned and notorious judges of the show and America’s favorite former American Idol winners, as they revisit some of the show’s most memorable performances and more than a few of their favorite Idol memories.

WHEN: The Idol Memories trailer is available now, in advance of the official launch of the Idol Memories podcast on Thursday, June 25th.

WHERE: Idol Memories will be available on Thursday, June 25, 2020, on all major podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and more.

About Nigel Lythgoe O.B.E. PhD

Three-time Emmy winner Nigel Lythgoe has been a pioneer in reality television and a driving force in the world of performing arts as the creator, executive producer and judge on So You Think You Can Dance, which has won 16 Emmy Awards and received 64 nominations, and as the executive producer of the TV juggernaut American Idol, which has been nominated 67 times and won 8 Emmy Awards.

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, Urban, 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.

About Fred Bronson

Fred Bronson has been called “America’s foremost chart journalist” by the editor of Billboard magazine and as an expert on music has guest-starred on American Idol four times. He was a guest judge, with Kristin Chenoweth, on the premiere episode of the TV series, CMT’s Next Superstar. He is the author of six books: The Jacksons Legacy (with the Jacksons), Dick Clark’s American Bandstand (with Dick Clark), The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook, The Billboard Book of Number One Hits, Billboard’s Hottest Hot 100 Hits and The Billboard Book of Number One Hits, Billboard’s Hottest Hot 100 Hits and The Billboard Book of Number One Rhythm & Blues Hits (with Adam White).

About YEA Networks

YEA Networks, a High 5 Media company, creates, produces and syndicates great radio, television and digital content, including “The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show,” the #1 syndicated morning show for Top 40 and Hot AC stations; “Tino Cochino Radio,” various Kiddnation Podcasts and “The Hollywood 5,” which mixes celebrity gossip, humor and music. For more information, visit:

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Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
By Benztown Mcvay Podcast Networks

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