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A 25-year media vet, Monica began her career as an intern at Rock station KFMF while still a student at Chico State. After becoming Research Director there, she moved to sales and continuity at local Lite Rock/Newstalk KPAY AM/FM. Through a cold-call, turned interview – Monica secured a position at CBS Radio in San Francisco and spent the next few years at KRQR and KLLC FM.

After working closely with a number of Bay Area Radio Hall of Famers – she was invited to join the team at Ben Manilla Productions, creator of the House of Blues Radio Hour. In her 10 years with BMP, Monica rose from assistant, eventually becoming General Manager at BMP.

Monica has coordinated projects such as:

  • Want To Take You Higher” a psychedelic retrospective for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • “The Blues”, a 14 hour long docu-telling celebrating the Year of the Blues, and honoring those that keep the Blues traditions alive.
  • Multiple specials for clients such as Disney, Sony, Sirius and XM Radio.
  • Weekly syndicated content for both national and international markets, like House of Blues Radio, Live from the House of Blues, Putumayo World Music Hour, and Pazz & Jops from America.

She was honored to accept the Keeping The Blues Alive award on behalf of the BMP Team at the Blues Music Awards in 2003.