The Mind Behind Nexus Radio: Manny Esparza

Let me jog your memory for a moment. Manny Esparza has taken the progression within the LGBT culture to the airwaves.

Nexus Radio, the first major radio and tv service specializing in dance music, knows what club fans want. They call it the 3Ds: the divas, the divos and the DJs.  These 3Ds combined allow for a sound and feel that is just what the doctor ordered. Nexus shoot 2015-1Feature Image

Manny Esparza knows what dance fans want because he is one. It’s what makes Nexus Radio different from the larger media companies and terrestrial stations. “We’re music architects and dedicated to the genre of dance,” he explains. Esparza and his partner and co-founder, Gregory Schweitzer, have worked in dance music for over fifteen years. “Often times the larger stations are controlled by board rooms and their music is influenced by other interests, and they forget about the true purpose of dance.”

The station also hosts events, including Videotron and a nationwide Gay Pride tour. In fact, the station has a long history of working with the LGBT community and supporting its artists. “We want young gay people to embrace dance because it’s part of their history,” says Esparza, who is openly gay. “Disco has been the soundtrack for the gay community since before Stonewall.

“On the dance floor, everyone is accepted and celebrated for their individuality, and today’s EDM world was born from the rave community which broadcasts a similar message; peace, love, unity and respect. Music has the ability to bring people together, and it all happens on Nexus.”

Press Play and as I get Manny to bring us into the story, the vision and the reality behind it all.

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In addition to its flagship Nexus Radio dance station, the network also features stations in pop, latin pop, regional latin, alternative, urban and a dedicated video channel called Nexus TV.

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