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Adam McManus
11765 West Avenue, Suite 272
San Antonio, Texas 78216
210.373.7499
TalkRadioAdam@gmail.com

Radio & Television Experience

Guest hosted on a national level: December, 2010-Present
KSLR Radio, 630 AM, Salem Communications, San Antonio, Texas; July, 1997 – September, 2001, March, 2003 – September, 2010
  • Hosted, produced and marketed "Take A Stand" -- a daily, call-in radio talk show, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Awarded the honor of being the #1 local radio personality in 2004 and the #1 local radio talk show host in 1999, according to the San Antonio Express-News Reader's Choice poll.
  • Quoted in the New York Times on July 5, 2005 in which he challenged President Bush not to select Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to be a Supreme Court nominee in light of his pro-abortion convictions.
  • Generated substantial local press coverage of talk show and radio station through creative media strategies including interviewing high-profile local and national newsmaker guests, debating liberal spokespeople and organizing and participating in community-wide events.
  • Wrote and sent a daily e-mail alert to 5,100 listeners about upcoming guests and action steps on how to make a difference which generated stronger loyalty to the show.
  • More than doubled the local billing revenue during his 3:00-6:00 p.m. time slot.
  • Sold, wrote and produced commercials for sponsors.
  • Broadcast live from the Texas Republican State Conventions, the National Republican Convention, the Conservative Political Action Conference, International Christian Retail Show in Denver, Colorado, and the Inauguration of President George W. Bush.
  • Wrote and voiced daily commentaries called “The McManus Minute” heard at 7 a.m.
  • Facilitated a weekly listener breakfast called “The McManus Breakfast Club.”
  • Led a monthly listener roundtable discussion called “The Current Issues Forum.”
  • Spoke at numerous local seminars, fundraisers and political rallies.
Community Television, Raleigh, North Carolina; April, 1993 – June, 1997
  • Hosted and produced an hour-long weekly, call-in TV talk show which won The Southern Sunshine Video Festival Award in 1994 for “Best Talk Show” in the Southeastern region of nine states.
WEEB Radio, 1460 AM, Raleigh, 990 AM, Fayetteville, NC; Jan., 1994 – Sept., 1995
  • Hosted and produced a daily, two-hour long call-in radio talk show, 8-10 a.m.
  • Sold, wrote and produced commercials for sponsors.
WKFT-TV40 (now WUVC-TV), Fayetteville, North Carolina; February, 1993 – April, 1993
  • TV guest editorialist, 5 million watts, 13,000 square miles, aired daily: 11:58 a.m. and 7:58 p.m.
WPJL Radio, 1240 AM, Raleigh, North Carolina; June, 1993 – November, 1993
  • Hosted and produced a daily, call-in radio talk show, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Featured nationally on “A Current Affair”
  • Sold, wrote and produced commercials for sponsors
WRTP Radio, 1530 AM, Durham, North Carolina; June, 1990 – May, 1991
  • Hosted and produced a daily, call-in radio talk show, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Sold, wrote and produced commercials for sponsors
  • Worked as a stringer for Standard News with 300 stations
  • Hosted WRTP’s Saturday morning “Just for Kids Club” from August, 1990 - May, 1991 (Sunrise-1:00 p.m.)
  • Hosted a weekly talk show for WRTP from February, 1990 - June, 1990, Saturdays, 1-2 p.m.

Other Work Experience

Talk Show Host at ChristianCinema.com; August, 2014 – April, 2015
  • Interviewed filmmakers and actors for upcoming theatrical and DVD releases for 30-minute-long podcasts.
Publicist for InChristCommunications.com Public Relations; March, 2014 – Present
  • Persuade my talk show host colleagues across America to interview clients who are authors or ministry leaders.
Voice of The World View in 5 Minutes, a weekday newscast; February, 2015 – Present
 
Regional Vice President of Lone Star Bullion; November, 2011 – Present
  • Help investors protect, preserve, and diversify their wealth with precious metals through competitive pricing, sound advice, and excellent service.
Publicist for Liberty Alliance; November, 2012 – December, 2012
  • Wrote press releases for Liberty Alliance, a network of web sites dedicated to advancing Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. The members and strategic partners leverage the power of new media to promote traditional values and generate more than 1,000,000 page views each day.
  • Scheduled guests on radio shows across the country.
Wrote book entitled “Summer League to Summer Games: How 10 Neighborhood Swimmers Became Olympic Champions”; March, 2012 – November, 2012
  • Three of the Olympic swimmers featured helped Michael Phelps win his record-breaking eighth gold medal in Beijing, China in 2008.
  • Wrote in-depth mini-biographical chapters on the following Olympic swimmers: Josh Davis, Mark Gangloff, Brendan Hansen, Jason Lezak, Christine Magnuson, Christine Marshall, Aaron Peirsol, Peter Vanderkaay, and Neil Walker.
  • Conducted extensive 6 to 10-hour-long interviews each with swimmers, their primary three coaches from elementary school through college, as well as their parents and spouses.
Campaign consultant for Texas State House candidate Matt Beebe; December, 2011 – May, 2012
  • Participated in weekly strategy conference calls with candidate and other staffers.
  • Wrote press releases.
  • Booked and coached the candidate for radio, television and print interviews.
  • Wrote and edited campaign literature.
  • Spoke at campaign forums on behalf of the candidate.
  • Participated in weekly door-to-door block-walking campaign.
Editor of Take A Stand newsletter; November, 2010 – April, 2012
  • Composed and sent out weekday political newsletter to 5,000 subscribers which included news stories, commentary and cartoons.
  • Sold and wrote ads which appeared in newsletter.
Campaign consultant for U.S. Congressional candidate Clayton Trotter; October, 2010
  • Recruited volunteers to block-walk.
  • Wrote press releases and lined-up radio and TV interviews.
  • Wrote copy for TV ads.

Education

  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina


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