JOSE MANGIN from SIRIUS XM Interview Archived!
Tonight’s guest was Jose Mangin, host and programmer of the two premier heavy music radio stations in the world: Octane and Liquid Metal on Sirius XM satellite radio. This interview was a real treat for us, as it should be for those of you listen: this man lives, eats, breathes, and sleeps this music. He embodies it like no one I have talked to in my entire life. It’s a real testament to his affable nature, his infectious enthusiasm, and his genuine love for the industry that he calls so many artists ranging from Machine Head to Metallica his friends.
In this interview, we went for over 90 minutes and let Jose do what he does best: talk about music.
* We learned about the very beginnings of Sirius when Jose learned about the company through a pamphlet and was soon laughed at by family and friends for going to work for the company when people didn’t pay for things like radio and bottled water.
* We learned about how Jose’s unparalleled passion and dedication to the music and to the company, along with his natural gift of gab, lead to his current position, where he actually makes decisions about what songs get airplay and what doesn’t, despite the wishes of the record label at any given time.
* We talked about satellite radio as a viable entertainment choice in an ever-changing consumer marketplace.
* We talked about Jose’s favorite bands, old and new.
For those of you who have never heard Jose on the air, you are truly missing out. It’s impossible to not get sucked into his passion for the music. James Hetfield, in a glowing tribute to Jose, name-checked him in a Rolling Stone interview and referred to him as a “firecracker”. Listen to this interview, and you’ll see he what he meant.
Octane (hard rock) and Liquid Metal (face-melting heavy metal) are just two of dozens and dozens of stations on Sirius XM satellite radio. I have been a subscriber for over 5 years now and I can’t live without it. Most people that try it out feel the same way. The music stations have no commercials, their sports stations are incredible, the comedy and news stations can’t be beat, and there is no censorship whatsoever. The company has made their amazing product available in many different formats so you can enjoy it in the car, on your iPhone, at work on the computer, in the home, wherever you like for the most part. They have a wide variety of packages available but the standard is $12.95 a month. For me, it’s a small price to pay for the ridiculous amount of entertainment I get.
You can also sample the product for free, via the internet, for a 30 day trial. Just click SIRIUS Satellite Radio and sign up (once there, go to Listen Online at the top. Once you do, make sure you check out Jose Mangin on Sirius Octane and Liquid Metal. The man waves the heavy metal flag prouder than anyone else in the business, and we’re all better off for it.
You can listen to the raw, uncut conversation here, or you can download it by right clicking and then selecting Save As.
The passage below is the write-up on All Knowing Force prior to the show
“Tonight, Jose Mangin, programmer for Liquid Metal and Octane on Sirius XM Radio as well as an ass-kicking, high-wired DJ throughout the week, is our guest this evening. We are BEYOND excited. This man does so much for the industry that we love and if you are a Sirius XM subscriber, you will have to agree that he is one of the most likable personalities in the history of radio. His energy is infectious and shows no limitations.
We’re not talking about Adam Curry putting on a leather jacket and pretending to be metal during the early days of Headbanger’s Ball. No sir, Jose Mangin embodies heavy music and waves the flag proudly. Honestly, we need more people like him to help break bands, to get others motivated, and to continue to promote heavy music in such an honest way.
This is going to be a good one folks. Tune in.”