Benztown has released its ninth annual Benztown 50 List of Radio’s Biggest Imaging Voices, its annual release of the top 50 voiceover artists in the U.S. and Canada, based on industry data compiled from more than 300 radio groups by P1 Media Group.
Among the Canadians on this year’s list are David Kaye, Amanda Madi, Lisa Keys and Erin Setch, with Matt Fogarty named one of the “Ones to Watch in Voiceover” for a second year in a row.
Legendary Canadian voice talent Earl Mann is the recipient of this year’s Chris Corley Lifetime Achievement Award. Mann started his career as a singer for the 1960s folk act, The Gaslight Singers, before becoming an all-night disc jockey on CKEY and CHFI Toronto. Sports fans will recognize Mann as the voice of NFL Films as well as several college football programs. He’s also served as the imaging voice for numerous Sports, Classic Rock, Classic Hits, Country, Pop, and Rock stations throughout North America, in addition to 20 years as the voice of the CTV network. Mann also gained notoriety for appearing in a series of CBS promos for the Late Show with David Letterman in the early ’90s, among other commercial, television and radio work.
“We are also incredibly excited to present the esteemed Earl Mann with the Chris Corley Lifetime Achievement Award for his monumental contributions to our industry and profession,” said Dave “Chachi” Denes, President, Benztown, in a release. “He continues to raise the bar of excellence for all of us and we are proud to honour him today.”
2022 Benztown 50 (in alphabetical order):
Dr Dave Ferguson
Wendy K Gray
Ones to Watch in Voiceover:
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