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José Mangin

Interview was recorded on 2-1-09 by Jose interviewing Metallica’s Kirk Hammett backstage at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

“I never have to second guess if the recorder is actually working and I always know that in the end what I’ll have is the ultimate audio product, slick and sick as hell! Thanks ZOOM for mastering the vulgar display of power recording, you’re making millions of metalheads around North America extremely stoked!”

Jose Mangin (Format Manager/On-Air Talent @ Sirius XM)

José Mangin Bio:

José Mangin started his assault on music in Arizona as Metal Director of the University of Arizona college radio station in Tucson. As a graduate student in Pharmacy over in Memphis, Mangin landed a killer gig in radio and won Album Network’s “Metal Director of the Year” in 1999. Deciding against pushing pills, Mangin started pushing albums for TVT Records in New York City and landed his dream job over at Sirius Satellite Radio in 2000.

Now José programs Sirius’ two loudest rock stations, Hair Nation and Liquid Metal, was in charge of Octane for four years, and can be heard rockin’; the satellite air waves weekdays on Liquid Metal, and regular appearances on Octane, Hair Nation, Maxim Radio, Raw Dog Comedy, and the Howard Stern channels.

In 2004, 2006, 2007 & 2008, Mangin won FMQB’s “Program Director of the Year” and “Most Influential Programmer of the Year,” and in 2005 and 2006 Sirius’s metal channel took top honors in the magazine as “Metal Station of the Year.” GQ Magazine featured José in their December 2005 issue as one of four satellite radio DJs that “we’d pay to hear,” and was even name checked by Metallica’s James Hetfield in “Rolling Stone” magazine!

In addition to Sirius XM, he hosts a weekly nationally syndicated TV show on in over 100 major markets and on SiTV, LatiNation, hosts a daily video blog on, stars in various rock videos, hosts documentaries, and is a proud father of two hell raising little metal chicks.

Recently MTV2 chose José to be the host of a weeklong celebration of the 20th anniversary of MTV’s longest running show, Headbangers Ball, interviewing the show’s past hosts and bands such as Metallica, Anthrax, Mudvayne, Testament and more.

Raised since birth on rock music, Mangin lives his dream 24/7 at Sirius XM and is proud to be bringing this music to the masses.