Cumulus/NYC’s Dan Kelly Goes For Fourth Consecutive Iron Imager Win In Match-Up Against Sideshow 'Sidey' Mike Andersen
March 28, 2016 at 7:29 AM (PT)
SIDESHOW "SIDEY" MIKE ANDERSEN of TRIPLE M IMAGING and SOUTHERN CROSS AUSTEREO/SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, has been chosen as finalist in the fifth annual "Iron Imager Contest," an international radio imaging contest where production professionals compete for cash and other prizes and the title of "World’s Best Imager." ANDERSEN will face off against Iron Imager 2013, 2014 and 2015 titleholder, DAN KELLY, Creative Services Dir. at WPLJ and WNSH/NEW YORK, in a head-to-head live competition on APRIL 14th, at the WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT at the ROOSEVELT HOTEL HOLLYWOOD.
ANDERSEN and KELLY will demonstrate their imaging skills by producing an original imaging piece for a format unannounced until the day of the competition. Contestants will use elements from one of BENZTOWN’s 20 production libraries and an original script created by the BENZTOWN team. The 2016 Iron Imager will be declared and presented at the WESTWOOD ONE Awards Luncheon at 1p on FRIDAY, APRIL 15th.
BENZTOWN Pres. DAVE “CHACHI” DENES said, “For the first time ever, Iron Imager will pit two hemispheres against each other, battling it out for the glory of the championship belt! Whether you’re south or north of the equator, you won't want to miss it!"
BENZTOWN CEO ANDREAS SANNEMANN added, “SIDEY’s versatility and ability to quickly adapt to direction allows him to tackle a wide variety of different styles -- the edgy guy with attitude, the super-chilled guy, the hyped retail guy, the smart corporate guy, and more. Voice acting is also a big part of his amazing talent and helped bring him to the pinnacle of VO, Iron Imager. We’re thrilled to bring SIDEY from SYDNEY to L.A. to go head-to-head and voice-to-voice with the phenomenal and seemingly unbeatable DAN KELLY from NYC. This competition will be one for the books!”
ANDERSEN said, “Wow! I am so pumped to be the contender. This is gonna be awesome. Never been to L.A., so that’s cool. Can’t wait to get over there. I don’t know much about DAN KELLY. But I’m told that he’s from NEW YORK, which is a small town somewhere in the U.S., right? It should be an epic battle! And I’m really hoping DAN has some Aussie clichés and puns to throw at me to get me fired up!!! Bring it on. (Insert boxing bell SFX).”
KELLY noted, “Okay, so the contender has been announced! And suddenly I want a Chocolate Thunder from Down Under! (from OUTBACK) ... SIDEY from TRIPLE M ROCK in SYDNEY! Congrats, mate! It’s gonna be a blast. Hopefully, I can catch him tired from some major jetlag ... or maybe his ProTools will be upside down! No koalas allowed – See you there at WWRS! We’ll be two MEN AT WORK! (sorry, couldn’t help it).”