GP Brownbag: Shan Man from 98KUPD

Gangplank, Arizona’s only collaborative workspace, will be hosting 98KUPD radio personality, Shan Man (bio), as a part of our recurring brown bag series. The event will take place on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at noon. The title of his presentation is: “Banging Your Head to the Beat of Your Own Drum: Innovating through Social Media and Someone Else’s Inspiration.”

ShanMan of 98KUPD

Photo courtesy of 98KUPD

Shan Man’s presentation will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of the Internet – particularly how social media has impacted the radio industry. He will share his experiences with finding inspiration through shared thoughts online and how he has applied those to his dream of working in radio.

Shan Man, real name Shannon Hernandez, is an Arizona native and has worked in radio for more than six years. His favorite bands include Metallica, Sevendust, Korn, Soulfly and Slipknot. Though he’s known for his extroverted personality on air, he admits he’s “a bit intimidated to be surrounded by such powerful minds”.

His station, 98 KUPD, has been the only Active Rock station in the Valley for more than 25 years. The station delivers popular to aggro-styled rock and frequently informs their listeners of any promotional incentives, events, and concerts. It is home to critically-acclaimed and top-rated morning show, John Holmberg’s Morning Sickness.

The brown bag is open to the public, free of charge. Bring your lunch, have a few laughs and be prepared for an in-your-face account of social media and radio.

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