Marc Hagan has spent more than 40 years in broadcasting; primarily radio. From production to sales, to copywriting, on-air announcing, Program Director, Music Director, General Manager, and Owner, he progressively excelled at each phase.
Gaining his ‘chops’, he produced and wrote a 4-hour comedy morning show in Phoenix; after discharge from 6 years with the Air Force. Subsequently he produced the Dick Van Dyke radio show, was invited to write for NBC’s Laugh-in, and later moved on to ‘step-stone’ 7 radio stations.
Eventually landing as Producer at San Francisco’s ABC affiliate; KGO, where he achieved Chief Producer and Executive Production Director. In 1972 he was invited to join a Japanese radio network, and moved to Japan.
He was host of a nationwide program based on the Billboard Music charts, and in the course of three years accomplished interviews with 136, first-level, musical celebrities on a program that became #1 throughout the country.
Spending 28 years in Japan, he not only worked on radio and TV, but also wrote columns for newspapers and magazines as well as commercial voice-over and copy writing.
He eventually created and put on the air Tokyo’s first English-language radio station, targeted at the foreign community and traveler to this mystifying country.
Currently, for Japan’s largest cable system, he represents radio stations all over the world which are delivered live via undersea fiber cable, for dissemination to every corner of the country.
As an avocation, he became an accomplished theater sound designer with over 100 productions on his resume’. Helping other disassociated companies, he assisted as Communications Director for a car parking technology, an alternative energy start-up, and currently volunteers at a local grade school.
One day after the manuscript was mounted in the Smashwords library, this response was received from a noted Motion Picture producer in Japan:
Enjoyed reading your documentary. It IS AWEsome!! Jun
----- Original Message -----
From: Jun Takahashi
Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2011 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: Congrats.
His smoldering keyboard resides in Sausalito, at the north anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge.
In his ‘literary quiver’, there are 3 manuscripts waiting for the e-Book meatgrinder.
Di-Vided States Of America
by Marc Hagan
Published: November 18, 2012.
A capsulation of the vast divide in America today.
Staged on the 2012 election process, it is an examination of how far America has split and polarized over the past decade.
Five Fatal Flaws of Flt123
by Marc Hagan
A documentary of the world's worst single air disaster. A step by step of the before, during, and aftermath of the last 32 minutes of deadly errors leading to what is still regarded as the World's worst singular air crash.
KIKU; Dance of Draconian Days
by Marc Hagan
Published: October 6, 2011.
From a review: Hi Marc!
Just finished your book. It's very, very good - gritty and grueling at times, woven with gentleness of love and the harshness of trauma.
First of all, let me say this:
You do an amazing job creating the mood inside of the historical context.
A fascinating story concept. It was tender, gripping, and painful. I carried images from your writings with me for days after.
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