Benstonium In The Spotlight

#1 on YouTube

(Nov. 6, 2011) Following a successful weekend with nearly 20,000 views, The Benstonium "Steelers / Immortals Trailer" ranks #1 in YouTube search results for the terms "Steelers" and "Pittsburgh Steelers". Also during this time, three Benstonium videos were among the Top 10 Steeler videos on YouTube.

Benstonium Crosses The Pond

(Oct. 31, 2011) The Benstonium "Steelers / Saw" video goes international, being featured on the U.K. newspaper The Guardian's website. The timely video received 17,000 views over the Halloween weekend.

Steeler Matters

(Oct. 7, 2011) The "Family Matters" parody entitled "Steeler Matters" is featured on Sports Illustrated SI.com blog. This is the first time Benstonium has received praise from this nationally recognized sports institution.

TV Show Pilot

(Oct. 3, 2011) Benstonium finishes its second TV show pilot with a local producer in hopes of an early 2012 debut.

The Quarterback Rises

(Aug. 17, 2011) One of the most talked about Benstonium videos ever, "The Quarterback Rises" is promoted by the 96.1 KISS-FM Morning FreakShow on-air. The video becomes a smash hit among Steeler faithful, being shared on Facebook nearly 8,000 times! The video was said to be "the best NFL video you'll see" by the head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers. Benstonium also has heard that the video's centerpiece, Ben Roethlisberger has actually seen the tribute. He reportedly loved it and was honored.

Is It Safe?

(Jul. 27, 2011) Benstonium's timely release of "Is It Safe? With Jerry Meals" propels the video into viral status gaining over 12,000 views in the first day. The video is promoted by the 96.1 KISS-FM Morning Freakshow on-air and multiple national sports blogs including NBCSports, SportsPickle, and DeadSpin.

Beaver County Times

(Apr. 17, 2011) The Beaver County Times features Benstonium and the "Crosby" parody in an article highlighting its charitable cause and the attention it has received in their Sunday edition.

"Crosby" Goes National

(Apr. 15, 2011) The music video for Benstonium's "Crosby" is featured on the hugely popular national sports blog DeadSpin.com. Despite much controversy, the video would go on to receive nearly 20,000 views and raise a significant amount of money for charity.

"Crosby"

(Apr. 9, 2011) Benstonium's "Crosby" parody song is released in an effort to raise money for the Mario Lemieux foundation, supporting cancer research. All weekend, every hour, Star 100.7 airs a promo featuring the Benstonium song and Monday morning the song debuts during the Morning Show. This is Benstonium's 3rd song to receive radio airplay.

Twitter / Tornado

(Mar 24, 2011) Throughout the night Benstonium explodes on Twitter, becoming a trending topic thanks to the timely "Pittsburgh Tornado Parody" video. The video would go on to receive nearly 20,000 views.

St. Patricks Day

(Mar. 12, 2011) The Benstonium Guys march in the St. Patrick's Day parade for the 3rd consecutive year.

You're a Mean One, Mr. Commish

(Dec. 17, 2010) The "Your a Mean One, Mr. Commish" parody is featured on the Star 100.7 Morning Show becoming Benstonium's 2nd song to gain radio airplay. The video finds success on the internet as well, being featured on the national sports/comedy blog SportsPickle.

History of the Steelers

(Dec 1, 2010) Benstonium's "History of the Steelers: The Kicker Gets Booted" is featured on the national sports/comedy blog SportsPickle.

Iron City Posters

(June 17, 2010) The Benstonium Guys are featured in the latest poster by Iron City Brewing, soon to be seen all over tahn! The poster campaign is designed to raise money for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The Benstonium Guys are honored to join a list of notable Pittsburghers in the effort including Scott Blasey from The Clarks, Jim Krenn, Philip Pelusi, and Bubba from Star 100.7. The posters will start hanging up in Pittsburgh bars over the next few weeks!

Dahn at the 'Rena

(May 10, 2010) "Dahn at the 'Rena" became a radio hit during the Star 100.7 Morning Show's broadcast. The Benstonium Guys, without any musical background, did something that every local artist dreams of by gaining airtime on Pittsburgh radio with their Penguin Parody song. Much appreciation to Bubba, J.R. and Shelley for playing the hilarious, and at times off-key, "Dahn at the 'Rena"!

Star 100.7 Morning Show

(February 24, 2010) The Star 100.7 Morning Show was invaded by Benson and Joe Flags from Benstonium. The guys chatted about celebrity gossip and Pittsburgh news with hosts J.R., Shelley, and Bubba and mediated the show's Facebook "Confirm or Ignore" segment.

Trib and Post-Gazette News Stories

(January 23, 2010) The Trib and the Post-Gazette, printed articles about the Verizon FiOS video contest win.  The articles were also posted on their respective websites that same day.

ESPN Radio 1250AM Interview

(January 21, 2010) Benstonium's Kevin Dobson was interviewed by Mike Logan, Scott Paulsen, and Eddy Crow on ESPN 1250's The Drive regarding the Verizon FiOS video contest win.

B94 Buckhead & Bubba Morning Show

(January 6, 2010) The Benstonium guys were privileged to be a part of one of the final broadcasts of the Buckhead & Bubba Morning Show.  Joining the show from 6-8:30am, Benson and Nac shared the latest Benstonium video and judged the show's "Idiot Idol".  A few weeks later, B94 would merge with Star 100.7.

WTAE Links N'@ - Video of the Day

(January 4, 2010) WTAE's Becky Emmers features the Steelers Jersey Shore Parody as the "Video of the Day".

WBGN-22 - Pittsburgh Sports Talk

(November 25, 2009) Joining Randy "Tank" Tantlinger on his show "Pittsburgh Sports Talk", the Benstonium guys talk about the Joe Rivers Casino.

Point Park TV - Pioneer Sideline

(October 19, 2009) Josh Frketic from Point Park TV's Pioneer Sideline interviews Benson and Nac, finding himself a part of an impromptu parody video.

WTAE's Links N'@

(May 8, 2009) WTAE's Becky Emmers features the Burghability Playoff Beards video in her Links N'@ segment.

WTAE's Links N'@

(April 17, 2009) WTAE's Becky Emmers features the Burghability "Russian Spy" as the "Video of the Day".

760 KTKR-AM The Ticket - San Antonio Radio

(March 31, 2009) A surprising bit of publicity was found on a San Antonio radio station which featured the Steelers Condoms video on their Morning Show.  Jim Breazeale, Executive Producer of SportsTalk San Antonio, saw the video on a sports blog and featured it on-air, confirming that even Cowboys fans could appreciate the humor behind the Steelers-themed video.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

(March 14, 2009) Benstonium.com was invited to march in the St. Patrick's Day parade and the day full of beer and beads put the guys in the spotlight of the entire city of Pittsburgh.

WTAE Links N'@

(March 11, 2009) Ashley DiParlo and Becky Emmers feature the Burghability "Power of 3's" video as their "Video of the Day".

WTAE Links N'@

(February 13, 2009) Ashley DiParlo and Becky Emmers feature the Steelers Super Bowl Tribute video as their "Video of the Day".

KDKA NewsRadio 1020

(January 30, 2009) With the Steelers playoffs in full swing, Benson was interviewed on KDKA's Afternoon News about the success of the Coach Tomlin Parodies.

WTAE Links N'@

(January 19, 2009) Ashley DiParlo and Becky Emmers feature the Steelers Playoff Tribute video as their "Video of the Day".

WTAE Links N'@

(January 16, 2009) Ashley DiParlo and Becky Emmers feature the Coach Tomlin "Steelers For Sale" parody as their "Video of the Day".

WTAE Links N'@

(October 30, 2008) With the 2008 Election right around the corner, Ashley DiParlo and Becky Emmers select the Mascot Political Parody as their "Video of the Day".

Total Recut's Remix Challenge Contest

(September 7, 2009) The Benstonium video "True Hollywood Robots" was voted as a Top Ten Finalist for the worldwide video competition hosted by TotalRecut.com.

WTAE Links N'@

(February 5, 2008) The Friday before Super Bowl XLII, Ashley DiParlo and Becky Emmers featured the Coach Tomlin "Strip Club" parody in their Links N'@ segment.

105.9 The X's Morning Show

(January 10, 2008) A day after the viral backlash caused by the KISS FreakShow featuring the Coach Tomlin parodies, Tim Benz from 105.9 The X's Morning Show introduced the Benstonium videos to his audience.

96.1 KISS-FM Morning FreakShow

(January 9, 2008) After finding the video on YouTube, Mikey and Big Bob from the KISS Morning FreakShow broadcasted the Coach Tomlin "Strip Club" video to the city of Pittsburgh, and within hours, the video became a viral hit.

eBaum's World

(January 8, 2008) The popular viral video site eBaum's World featured the Coach Tomlin "Strip Club" video.  It became the top viewed video of the week, and within a few weeks had amassed over 100,000 views.