Thursday, April 07, 2016

Ryan Manno

The former Chicago radio man has landed in Los Angeles. From this morning's RAMP newsletter...

KOST/Los Angeles has augmented its already killer crew with the appointment of Ryan Manno as the new Senior Producer and on-air contributor for The Ellen K Morning Show. In his vitally important new position Manno (pictured here with the talented Ms. Ellen K) will be responsible for morning show guests, on-air and digital content and audio production.

SeƱor Manno is already a known quantity in the hallways of the company's Burbank HQ, having previously done weekends for clustermate KYSR (ALT 98.7)/Los Angeles. He also did middays for sister KFOO (ALT 102.9)/Seattle. Manno began his radio career in his hometown of Chicago as a morning show producer/on-air personality at Emmis Alternative WKQX (Q101) and also hosted NBC Chicago's Emmy-nominated JBTV. Ellen K remarked, "Ryan's morning show experience and warm personality make a great addition to the morning family we are building at KOST 103.5. I'm thrilled that he's with us!" KOST PD Michael La Crosse added, "Ryan's skill as a great producer and his engaging on-air perspective is a perfect complement to The Ellen K Morning Show."

Note that the program director Michael La Crosse is also a former Chicago radio vet (WLS-FM).