Paul “The Manamal” Mckoy born March 1972 in the burbs of eastern Hanover, Virginia founded The Manamal Radio in spring 2018. The youngest of three siblings exposure to music came immediately in the early 70’s from the older peers and the local rockers in the form of blues rock, psychedelic, and acid rock.
70’s bands like Deep Purple, Kiss, Rainbow, Alice Cooper, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Montrose, Aerosmith, Saxon and Motorhead made the charge into traditional heavy metal. In the late 70’s AOR was king featuring bands like Journey, Triumph, Bosten, Foreigner, Toto, Heart, Styx, Survivor, Loverboy, Night Ranger, Bad Company, Sheriff and Giuffria. Being hooked on the sound the early 80’s (my favorite decade) sunset strip glam, hair, sleaze became very popular with bands like Quiet Riot, Hanoi Rocks, Twisted Sister, W.A.S.P, Motley Crue, Helix, Ratt, and L.A. Guns ruled the world in the peak of the 80’s metal scene. These were the good ol’ days of heavy metal and despite 90’s flux of grunge and other new mainstream genres the style and sound has continued all the way up to today’s latest offerings. This is the music The Manamal Radio proudly serves up hot and loud to all the metalheads and headbangers worldwide. Playing deep cuts, rarities and the big ones from over 50 years in the making the station is a true testament to the power of the music and integrity of the fans following.
The Manamal Radio is recognized as an important independent network for the aor, melodic, hair, glam, sleaze, power rock and metal genres. Based on the ideal of a better platform for fans and musicians the project quickly came to life and obtained a firm grip in the public and media realm. Having worked with many musicians and media projects before The Manamal Radio is built, managed and operated independently in house from Paul’s home studios. Experienced in graphics, wed design, audio mixing and mastering as well as studio, radio equipment and operations allowed The Manamal Radio to open their home studio in late 2018. Focused on taking the best of today’s radio and promotions and creating a new and better product for everyone involved The Manamal Radio reaches above and beyond with new techniques, designs, promotions and airplay.
“Heavy metal is always going to be there. At its core, it’s all about a primitive connection we all need to keep in our lives”. – Rob Halford
The station will continue forward supporting the genre in hopes to bring the fans back to the roots of traditional style heavy metal genres till it’s dying day, our promise to all who rocked us from the 70’s up to today’s hottest and latest new artist bringing back the rock
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