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Host, The Swap Shop

johnmannJohn Mann started as host of the Swap Shop on WWGP AM1050 in Sanford, North Carolina on January 5th, 2015.

John is a 1992 graduate of Western Carolina University with a BS in Radio and Television. John held several jobs working in the radio industry after graduation, these included working at WCRY in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, and WDAI in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Later he went on to work with Core Call Out Research in Raleigh, North Carolina and Los Angeles, California.  At Core Call Out John managed the call center for one of the nation’s most respected radio music research companies. After returning to Raleigh he worked in sales at WRBZ AM850 the Buzz and later with Traffic Patrol Broadcasting reporting traffic conditions while flying high above the Triangle area in Grumman Cheetah.

In 2001, John left radio to take an opportunity with North Carolina State University where he spent the next 10 years. As Associate Director of Annual Giving he directed the fundraising call center for the state’s largest university.

Returning to radio in 2011, John accepted a position with Curtis Media Group to broadcast traffic, news, and sports reports for WPTF and the North Carolina News Network. He left his position with Curtis Media to take on the hosting responsibilities for the Swap Shop.

John says that “I am honored and privileged to host a show of the stature of the Swap Shop; it is Lee County’s morning program. I am doing what I love, what could be better?”

Email John: [email protected]