Mando Fresko

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Mando Fresko
Mando Fresko on Forbes magazine.jpg
Mando Fresko featured in Forbes
Born Armando Ponce Montes
(1987-02-25) February 25, 1987 (age 30)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Television Host, Radio Personality, Actor, Club DJ and Entrepreneur
Years active 2006 — present

Mando Fresko (born Armando Ponce Montes; February 25, 1987) born in Los Angeles raised in South Gate, California to a Mexican family is an American Radio Host, Club DJ, Actor, Model and Television Host. Currently, he can be heard on Power 106 FM (105.9) Los Angeles. There he hosts his own show titled "The Mando Show"[1][2] bringing over 2 million listeners daily. At the early age of 14 he began to DJ, sing/dance in high school talent shows and deejayed school dances.[3] He graduated from South Gate High School.

In college he had his first radio show where he attracted listeners from Australia, Puerto Rico, Japan; he crashed the station’s server many times because so many people would log on at the same time.[4] At the age of 20, his next move was to Los Angeles hip hop radio station Power 106 FM, where he began in the promotions department and later made his way into becoming the youngest on-air radio personality in station history. Mando has done every time slot from mornings to nights and has interviewed everyone from Kanye West to Will Ferrell. Mando's hit concert stages, entertaining crowds of over 20,000 people and has DJ'ed at popular night-clubs from Los Angeles to Paris to Tokyo.

In early 2007 Mando hit national television airwaves as host for "LATV LIVE" where he also attained the position of music coordinator for the LATV Networks, reaching over 86 million homes.[5]

In 2008 he took the role of fashion designer. Mando Fresko collaborated with Internationally renowned clothing brand, Orisue. In 2009 Mando started DJ'ing for the Grammy nominated, LMFAO (band).[6] In late 2011, Mando joined MTV as a host for Tr3s and MTV2.

He is the founder and Chief Brand Officer of Hubwav Media, launched in February 2016.

He attended Cerritos College's[4] Television & Radio Program (WPMD). He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.


  1. ^ LA Radio Personalities
  2. ^ "Listen to The Mando Show online". Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
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  4. ^ a b [1] Archived April 9, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
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  6. ^ "LMFAO NEWS: December 2008". Retrieved 2012-11-02. 

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