broadcasts from Texas Republican Convention
who can't make it to the state convention in Fort Worth today
can listen to the proceedings on KSLR AM radio at 630 on the
dial. The San Antonio station is providing the only live radio
broadcast of the convention.
will be on the air from noon until 5 p.m. today and fireball
talk show host Adam McManus will provide commentary and
guests. U.S. Senator Phil Gramm (R-TX) will give the keynote
political editor, San Antonio Express-News, June 13,
is one of few radio hosts covering Philly's RNC Convention
McManus of San Antonio radio station KSLR is broadcasting
live from the Republican National Convention.
plans to interview GOP officials and Texas delegates about their
support for Texas Gov. George W. Bush and his vice presidential
running mate, former Defense Secretary Dick Cheney.
has come under fire from Democrats, but McManus says
his conservative audience is happy with the choice.
will broadcast every afternoon this week from 3 to 6 p.m.
August 1, 2000
guest appears on McManus radio show
LaCombe, the man who has the entire Kelly Air Force Base conversion
held up in a Washington court, has a question. He says he doesn't
"know why the Express-News is being a paid assassin
for the city."
the question on a talk show [hosted by Adam McManus]
on [KSLR], after accusing Kelly conversion officials of fraud.
political columnist, San Antonio Express-News, July 17,
successfully blocked shock jock Howard Stern
Howard Stern is out of the San Antonio picture, local radio
host Adam McManus and his followers may want to concentrate
their energies on KSAT's Jerry Springer show particularly
when you consider the subject matter on Monday.
according to a printed schedule. KENS' boss Bob McGann said
a flood of calls against Stern from KSLR protesters preceded
his decision not to clear the shock jock's new CBS show on KENS
this fall. Wonder if that KSLR persistence could work magic
on Springer as well?
media columnist, San Antonio Express-News, May 16, 1998
speaks out against mainstreaming of porn
are you've seen them, but do you know what they really do for
stars are creeping into the mainstream via hard rock album covers
and videos, cable television and street sports-oriented fashions.
talk show host Adam McManus doesn't buy into porn chic.
"There's nothing hip or chic or cool about pornography,"
said McManus, whose show airs on KSLR. "Specifically,
pornography is the objectification of women as objects for male
lust, and to use X-rated porn stars in mainstream entertainment
is a slap in the face to America."
August 18, 1999
makes porn available to pre-teens
describes policy as "outrageous"
to San Antonio and a talk show host on radio station KSLR-AM
630, Adam McManus has glommed on the library Internet
issue as a cause celebre for his fledgling afternoon drive-time
program, "Take A Stand with Adam McManus."
been giving out the number [to the library] every other day,"
outrageous that minor kids can get access to pornographic materials
in a local library that they couldn't possibly get in a convenience
store," McManus says vehemently.
to giving out the numbers for both the library and the mayor's
office, McManus regularly airs satirical recorded vignettes
lampooning the library's policies. In one, a teenage boy asks
a librarian for help researching George Washington on the Internet.
don't make that kind of information available to minors anymore,"
the librarian informs him. "We've decided to specialize
full-time in making graphic pornography available to young boys."
The librarian then offers in a steamy, phone-sex voice
to help the boy log on to Penthouse and Hustler.
The Alamo City's Newsweekly, August 28,1997
objects to Abercrombie & Fitch's porno catalogue
it's a clothing catalog. But one peek inside Abercrombie &
Fitch's new 280-page summer catalog reveals much, much more.
Interspersed among the khaki shorts and polo shirts are 120
photos of naked and near naked coeds in sexually provocative
poses. One pool shot suggests bestiality and another shows three
naked men romping in the surf. Others are a mix of wet T-shirts
and topless and bottomless men and women amidst a tangle of
arms and legs at various beach locations.
McManus, the host of "Take a Stand," a radio show
on KSLR-AM 630 in San Antonio, encourages listeners to join
the American Decency Association boycott by signing ADA's online
petition and inundating the local A&F store with telephone
believe this is a classic Polaroid snapshot of the moral depravity
that is haunting our nation," McManus said. "Abercrombie
& Fitch has elevated the Hugh Hefner philosophy of sex anywhere,
sex with anyone, sex anytime to a whole new level. The only
people who will be cheering this decision of A&F to sexualize
our kids are those who profit from selling abortions and medication
for sexually transmitted diseases," he added.
June 22, 2001
features advice for parents following terrorist attack
horror gave way to rage and recovery on Day 2 of television
coverage of the terrorist attacks on America.
talk shows allowed callers to vent their fears, confusion, anger
and sadness about Tuesday's events. AM stations WOAI, KTSA,
KENS and KSLR continued to focus on the tragedies; music and
sports stations, however, returned to regular formats for most
of the day.
on how to talk to children about the attacks ran on the Wednesday
edition of KSLR's "Take a Stand with Adam McManus."
media columnist, San Antonio Express-News, September
Manson and McManus go head to head
Manson concert was all the talk of call-in listeners Monday
afternoon on Adam McManus' talk show on [KSLR]. Phone
calls ran against Manson.
March 24, 1999
by McManus Re: the Oct. 29 article "Media part of the story":
to express my thanks to Express-News staff writer Jaime Castillo
for his excellent interview with Adam McManus, host of
"Take A Stand," on KSLR-AM 630.
on programs such as "Take A Stand" to give me the
truth of what's going on. I am motivated to not just listen,
but to take action and change the world as much as my ability
letter to the editor, San Antonio Express-News, November
asks why City Council is funding gay film festival
McManus combines the assertion that homosexuality is "deviant
sexual behavior" with opposition to arts funding in general
and supports a back-to-basics budget.
line," says McManus, "our government is in
place to provide basic services...I don't think the City Council
has any place in asking San Antonio taxpayers to fund a particular
group with a particular ideological agenda like the homosexual
Antonio Current, The Alamo City's Newsweekly, November 6, 1997
host questions PBS's push of "homosexual agenda"
200 people turned out Friday evening to picket public television
station KLRN's airing of a video examining homosexual discussions
in the classroom.
picketers, who represented an ethnic cross-section of the community,
held brightly colored posters and wrapped around the corner
of Broadway and McCullough at the KLRN studio.
was encouraged by KSLR radio talk show host Adam McManus,
who for a week challenged his listeners to attend the downtown
McManus said the video is a tool for homosexual activists.
is particularly offensive to me is they are using tax dollars
to target our children," he said. "The point is to
go younger and attempt to reach the next generation with a perverted
Elementary" could confuse children, McManus said.
think this video will further desensitize our kids to traditional
boundaries of right and wrong," he said.
July 3, 1999
Attorney General says no to same-sex registry
General John Cornyn has squelched a San Antonio gay activist's
request that the Bexar County clerk's office establish a legal
registry for same-sex domestic partners.
general's opinion, released Thursday, was a response to questions
about the legality of such a registry raised by Bexar County
Clerk Gerry Rickhoff.
McManus, a San Antonio radio talk show host for KSLR Radio,
applauded the ruling. "John Cornyn has made an excellent
decision in rejecting the homosexual registry," McManus
said. "Homosexuality is not a healthy choice for anyone.
Had we embraced a homosexual registry in San Antonio, it would
have opened the proverbial Pandora's Box. What's next?"
December 18, 1999
and Dr. Laura: Old-fashioned values, great radio
found McManus to be lively, topical and, at times, even
uplifting. As one [McManus] fan put it to me the other
day, `It's great to know there are other talk hosts on radio
who care about old-fashioned values and not just Dr.
Jeanne Jakle, media columnist, San Antonio Express-News,
features hour-long radio debate on hot topic of fluoridation
evening drive time in San Antonio and KSLR-AM 630 talk-show
host Adam McManus wants to help listeners "Take
A Stand" on fluoridation.
The radio personality has assembled a mini-debate on the Nov.
7th ballot referendum on whether to put the mineral into the
city's drinking water.
corner, or on the other end of the phone, is Dr. John Brown,
head of the University of Texas Health Science Center's department
on community dentistry and a supporter of fluoridation.
other is J. William Hirzy, a research chemist and union official
at the Environmental Protection Agency, who has been one of
fluoride's most outspoken critics.
October 29, 2000
radio debate ends in charity donations
out as a debate between political candidates on a radio talk
show. It ended with the incumbent and one of his challengers
pledging more than $3,300 to local charities. State Rep. Frank
Corte Jr., who was under attack from challenger Larry Tschirhart
for accepting two weeks' legislative pay while serving in the
Marine Corps Reserve during the last session, vowed to repay
the state $1,652 he received from the Legislature and pledged
to donate an equal amount to the San Antonio Pregnancy Care
be outdone, Tschirhart, a computer software firm owner who has
spent more than $35,000 of his personal money in his quest to
unseat the four-term District 123 Republican incumbent, himself
pledged a $1,652 donation to the Agape Pregnancy Care Center.
sparred during a live broadcast of "Take a Stand with Adam
McManus" on KSLR-AM radio.
March 9, 2000
cuts Kevorkian segment, radio host thrilled
by the local CBS affiliate KENS-TV and its corporate owners
not to air a segment of "60 Minutes" Sunday night
because it showed a man's death by assisted suicide is drawing
mixed reviews from local viewers, media experts and clergy.
Five CBS affiliates, all owned by Dallas-based A.H. Belo which
also owns KENS, refused to air the segment in which Dr. Jack
Kevorkian injects terminally ill Thomas Youk, 52, with a lethal
dose of drugs.
said the station had received about 150 calls before the decision
was announced from people who had requested the station not
air the segment, which was heavily promoted by the network.
protesters also were outside the station Sunday night before
the segment was pulled. All cheered the decision.
the protesters were listeners of station KSLR- AM and afternoon
talk-show host Adam McManus, who helped organize the
is a triumph of good over evil," McManus told the
protesters after learning of KENS' decision. Many families turned
out for the event, which was suggested by McManus listener
Ann Wood. Many held posters and lit candles inside paper cups
or atop paper plates.
At a prayer
offered following the hour-long protest on Fredericksburg Road
at the foot of the road up to the TV station, McManus
urged people "not to get complacent and to be willing to
get out in the public square of opinion when necessary."
November 23, 1998
McManus listeners are true disciples!
got to hand it to local talk host Adam McManus of KSLR
for having such a loyal bunch of followers. Every time I mention
local talk radio such as the recent marathon of shows
on KTSA on the Elian Gonzalez snatch from his Miami relatives'
home I receive oodles of e-mail and calls berating me
for not giving a plug to McManus' own Elian coverage
on his afternoon show, "Take a Stand.''
folks; clearly, McManus did a bang-up job.
Jeanne Jakle, media columnist, San Antonio Express-News,
May 4, 2000
Conservative Talk Host Weighs in on President Bush's Supreme Court Nomination
As President Bush prepared for a trip to Europe, advocacy groups continued mobilizing on Monday for an intense campaign to try to influence his selection of a successor to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and sway any ensuing confirmation fight.
Many prominent conservatives are using contacts with the White House to press against a nomination of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, a presidential confidant frequently mentioned as a Supreme Court contender.
Conservatives, who suspect that Mr. Gonzales is not strongly opposed to abortion, are reluctant to criticize him directly because he is a friend of Mr. Bush. Instead, many are arguing that his current work as attorney general would force him to recuse himself from important cases involving the federal government.
Others are taking a blunter approach. Adam McManus, a San Antonio radio host who says his program reaches 50,000 listeners, has been urging them to call the president about Mr. Gonzales.
"The values voters - conservative Christians in particular - were the ones who brought George W. Bush to the presidential dance, and he needs to remain loyal to his conservative base," Mr. McManus said in an interview.
"Now is the time to strike while the iron is hot, to e-mail him, to call him, to write letters. We need to, by the thousands, let him know that he needs to do right by his commitment to protect the lives of unborn babies."
New York Times, July 5, 2005
gather to protest abortion, co-chair McManus pleased
people lined San Pedro Avenue on Sunday to pray for an end to
abortion, a practice they condemned as government-approved terrorism.
of the 11th annual "Life Chain" said they believe
the Sept. 11 attacks in New York and Washington have made Americans
ponder the value of life, possibly enough to view the abortion
issue in a new light.
want to arouse the compassion in Americans across the country
whose hearts have been softened by these recent events,"
said Adam McManus, co-chairman of Sunday's event. Thousands
of people held anti-abortion or pro-adoption signs during the
Antonio Express-News, October 8, 2001
students get unusual valentine, McManus promotes abstinence
On a day
that is supposed to send hearts aflutter and which has historical
roots in Roman fertility rites, Duke University students received
a very un-Valentine's Day message Wednesday: practice sexual
Who Don't, a 60-member group of graduate and undergraduate students,
said students should just say no to sex outside of marriage.
"Abstinence is a very real option," Adam McManus,
president of Devils Who Don't told a small gathering at 11:15
a.m. on the Bryan Center walkway... Ranged behind McManus
were a phalanx of Devils Who Don't carrying placards reading:
. . . "I choose to say NO;" and "Love can wait."
Durham Morning Herald,
February 15, 1990