Independent radio syndication the way it is supposed to be
MannGroup Radio was formed in 1997 and has grown to become one of the most directed, impactful independent syndication companies in radio. We provide local radio with programming and services regardless of ownership and market size. Our work is full-service, meaning we connect the hard work of affiliate sales with distribution AND ad sales, currently through United Stations. MannGroup also handles affiliate fulfillment and relations as well as product promotion.
Our producers concentrate on what they do best, producing their product!
We’re not owned by anyone but ourselves and have found affiliations from every major group, including iHeart, Cumulus and the entire Alpha Media Group for our consulting services. This independence and flexibility has allowed our growth to be unfettered by corporate will. We see an unlimited landscape ahead!
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HEAD OF COMPANY
Ed Mann, as co-founder of Premiere Radio Networks, helped grow the largest syndication company in America. While at Premiere, he was their head of program marketing and development for eight years and head of international services for two years while based in Paris, France. After Premiere was sold, Mann founded MannGroup Radio which became the fastest growing independent radio syndication company in the country. He is married with two children ages 17 and 14 and lives in Los Angeles, California where the company has been based since its inception.
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CUSTOM CRAFTED MUSIC
For almost twenty years, GrooveWorx has been an intimate part of our growth and development. MannGroup has developed half a dozen jingle/ production library combinations for Urban AC (KHHT, Los Angeles), Alternative (Q-101 Chicago), Hot A/C (WKRQ Cincinnati) and we've helped image stations like WDVD in Detroit, KLSX in Los Angeles, WLUP in Chicago, KRNB Dallas and dozens more.
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IMAGING SUNG TO THE HIGHEST RUNG
We employ all union singers, vocal coaches The Voice and American Idol, along with seasoned studio singers here in Los Angeles to help image our stations like Hot 92.3 in LA, KFBT in Fresno, Star in Atlanta and Star in Hartford. We sing your slogans over the intros of your power rotators and they sound EXACTLY like the artists who perform these songs. Nobody does this better and the results are extraordinary. Format exclusive in your market, and available in Hot AC, CHR, Urban AC and Rhythmic formats.
A dynamic jingle package recently updated alongside our long-time production partners at the award-winning Grooveworx in Santa Monica. It captures the feel and sound of rhythmic AC and creates a musical anthem for your listeners to hold on to, and in the PPM world, that is more important than ever! Our singers, all union, exclusive to us, and many who are vocal coaches for NBC’s The Voice and American Idol, are ready to sing your praises!
250,000 cuts and GROWING! It's yours for a song.
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We employ Source Audio, the most advanced user-friendly production music search engine available. It’s particularly suited to radio for its format categories and updated sound. Includes advanced search options "Sounds Similar" and exclusive "SonicSearch" where you can upload any track or paste youtube/Soundcloud url and search the library for similar cues.
"Issues Today" defines the important topics of the day. Since 1998, host Bob Gourley has been discussing issues that affect all of us. The fast-paced half hour chronicles topical subjects. From health to the economy, Gourley interviews leading experts in their field. Conservative pundit Ann Coulter, actor and financial guru Ben Stein, and TV personality Deborah Norville are a few of the guests that have appeared recently. Gourley's career began in public radio in Long Beach, CA as host of the "For Your Information." He later formatted, budgeted, and staffed the first all-business radio network Money Radio. He was also the first Senior News Producer at Financial Broadcasting Network. A Southern California native, his work has appeared on United Press International, Associated Press, and NBC Radio Networks. "Issues Today" began in Los Angeles on legendary KPPC radio, where Mr. Gourley was Public Affairs Director. His company, the Gourley Group, produces the program for distribution in markets around the country.
Paige, a three time winner of Promotional Consultant of the Year at the WorldWide Radio Summit, is working promo magic around the entire world. He marries promotional concepts, sales techniques and other tips to help generate real revenue for radio. His clients include iHeart Media, Cumulus Media, Alpha Media in multiple markets as well as Townsquare and Results Radio.
Paige is market exclusive to MannGroup affiliates.
For two hours each weekend, for urban station of every stripe, Top 10 Now & Then is here to validate your tastes, and stir it up a lil bit too. We believe the old adage is true. To Know Where You’re Going, You Have To Know Where You’ve Been. So allow us to present Top 10 Now & Then, the most unique countdown show on the radio today. We take you back in the day with music, memories, and a look back at all the things that make the Old School cool.
We don’t stop there! Top 10 Now & Then gets you in the know, up-to-date, and in the mix with what is goin on in today’s music scene. Whether it’s today’s superstars like Alicia Keys, Beyonce and Usher or rising stars like Ne-Yo or Jennifer Hudson, Top 10 Now & Then shares the artists and the songs that your listeners are talking about NOW. Best of all, it’s interactive as we connect with our audience thru all the social networks.
The GREG MACK SHOW is hosted by the Legendary Greg Mack, often referred to as the “Godfather of Hip Hop Radio”, having started the format known today as CHR Rhythmic, via an AM station in Los Angeles called 1580 KDAY!
The GREG MACK SHOW features one of the best “Classics Mixers” in radio, from San Diego, CA., DJ Shy has found the fountain of youth for the Classics…His mixes are “blended”, just like the Classics should be! You have to hear them to believe them!
Celebrity interviews are in the form of quick :15 second snippets during the show and one of the most well connected ladies in Show Biz, Cherie Saunders!
Our SuperProducer Ken Smith leads the way with blending it all together…Ken has over 30 years of production experience and specializes in syndication and imaging!
The GREG MACK SHOW is very PPM friendly, it’s a party in a can;) While it’s a 5-Hour Party, it can be scaled down to fit your station!
Every week, Mindy Rickles, yes, THAT Rickles, is available to your morning/afternoon show for a live report of her take on Hollywood, life in the strange lane, what she saw on Daily Mail (usually a Kardashian, but sometimes a Jenner!), her view of what’s happening on the west coast, all from the slums of Malibu. Like her dad, her standup is quick, funny and outrageous and she incorporates that style into her reports. Market exclusive.
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DIVAS OF COMEDY
After their recent comedy tour of Florida and New Jersey, Jill Kimmel (Jimmy’s sister), Sheba Mason (Jackie’s daughter) and Mindy Rickles (well, you know who that is…) are ready to kill it for your listeners at a live venue. If you have a benefit, a promotional event, really anything that comes with a stage, the premier ladies of comedy are ready for 90 minutes of hysteria. MG Live Events are available to help with your promotions and charity events.
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MG has consulted the likes of Rdio, the erstwhile music streaming service, and major radio groups in their efforts to gain eyeballs and ears on mobile devices to access their brands where the listeners live. While at Rdio, MannGroup expanded their reach via targeted messaging to millions of potential listeners and helped develop metrics to read, discern and take action on the results, which were spectacular. We can do that for you, too!
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