The hapless adventure of a media-crazed, sex-obsessed moron.
About the Author
Ed Mann was born in New York, just as the Cold War was raging at full tilt. He spent most of his elementary school years mapping out the local fallout shelters on Long Island and hiding under his desk. After moving to Northern California at age 10, Ed discovered his lifelong passion, radio, and in the mid-70s, ventured south to Los Angeles to attend UCLA, where he began his career on the air. Along with the 19 years Ed spent hosting radio programs in Southern California at KIIS-FM, KBIG and others, he co-founded Premiere Radio Networks, the largest radio syndication company in the country, and currently runs MannGroup Radio, a boutique syndicator of radio programs and services, as well as a podcast company, Mann Web Podcasting. Ed also works as a jazz musician and composer, and heads his own band, the Mann Sextet, which appears all over the Los Angeles area. His love of writing came from devouring Time Magazine every week, and early jobs editing the Daily Bruin while at UCLA. Ed’s written multiple columns for radio trade outlets like Radio Ink and All Access, and he keeps his headphones warm and ready should a radio station be foolish enough to call him for an airshift.
Joe Cipriano, voice of everything including the Emmy's, Fox, NBC, and radio veteran
Ed Mann's book takes you behind the scenes, pulling back the curtain on what REALLY happens at a big time radio station. Get ready for a provocative, funny and sometimes lurid ride - buckle up!
Gary Bryan, #1 rated, 20 year morning legend at K-Earth in Los Angeles
For the Love of Radio is authentic and compelling, the story of a young man seeking fame and fortune in the media business, along with all the booze, pot and women he can get his hands on. You'll enjoy the ride as he Zig-Zags to incredible success!
Donald Barrett, publisher, LARadio
"Click. That’s the sound of a camera capturing a snapshot of the hero of Ed Mann’s first novel, For the Love of Radio, making the big time in L.A, then losing it.
Click. An escapade so complicated it takes our hero through winding old cobblestone neighborhoods in Paris, border crossings, and late-night break ins.
Click. Real love was there all along.
Click. A fun read through the radio quagmire to a very satisfying ending.
Click. Ed is the Mann!"
Broadway Bill Lee, afternoons at CBS-FM New York, and winner of legendary air personality of one century or another at the fabled WorldWide Radio Summit.
What an entertaining, honest, and revealing piece of jockdom.”