After my show on Friday, October 1st, I was told at 6:10 p.m. that my position had been eliminated due to budget cuts.
While that announcement took me by complete surprise, I know that God is in control. If He wants me to remain in talk radio, He will open the right doors as I explore the possibilities that are out there.
Since 1997, it has been my honor to serve God by taking a stand for biblical truth at AM 630, KSLR weekday afternoons. Whether the issue was the sanctity of life, the radical homosexual agenda or the the threat to our religious liberties, I stood tall for the ways of God. I took my responsibility very seriously.
Not only did you embrace me as your Christian voice for San Antonio and South Texas, but you welcomed me into your home as a member of your family.
You rejoiced with me when I married my bride Amy. You wept with me when we lost our three children due to a miscarriage of our identical twins and an ectopic pregnancy. And you celebrated with me when we adopted Honor Calvin who will be one year old on October 19th. (By the way, in case you missed the most recent pictures of Amy, Honor and me, check these out.)
While I would ideally like to stay in San Antonio because we love this city, our church Wayside Chapel with Pastor Roger Poupart, the homeschooling community, Vision Forum led by my dear friend Doug Phillips and you, my faithful KSLR listeners, I need to provide an income for my family that might necessitate a move.
In the meantime, if you know of a Christian or a political group which might need an emcee or a speaker, please do not hesitate to call me at 210.373.7499.
Plus, if you would like to write us, we would absolutely love to hear from you! Send it to: Adam and Amy McManus, 11765 West Avenue #272, San Antonio, Texas 78216. Or you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One final note. As we live in this ObamaNation, don't grow weary. Continue to "take a stand." Remember my theme verse from Psalm 94:16: "Who will rise up for Me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for Me against evildoers?" I pray that you will.
If there is one thing I want you to remember, it's this: God can make a difference through you, the individual believer, to reclaim our culture for Christ. But if you don't rise up, if you don't take a stand, we have only ourselves to blame for the state our country is in.
Thanks for standing with me on the air for 13 great years as we fought in the trenches together. While you won't hear my talk show from 3-6 p.m. on KSLR any longer — empowering you to make a difference in San Antonio and beyond, we are still in this fight together, standing up for the Lord and His righteous ways.
As Amy and I read recently from Paul's letter in Ephesians 4:1, "I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received."
P.S. Jeanne Jakle, the entertainment editor of The San Antonio Express-News, dedicated her entire column on October 13th to my departure from KSLR. The headline read: "Outspoken McManus goes out quietly."
While she and I are on opposite ends of the political spectrum, I am grateful for her willingness to write about my 13-year tenure at KSLR — albeit from her liberal perspective.
My favorite line comes from her final paragraph: "Whether you liked what the man had to say or not, no one could dispute this: McManus was a radio showman, a presence that stood out among the milquetoast masses." That's quite a compliment coming from Jeanne Jakle!
I'd like to invite you to write a short 2-3 sentence letter to the editor for publication for the most well-read section of The San Antonio Express-News. In an e-mail that's no longer than 200 words, share with the rest of San Antonio what The Adam McManus Show meant to you personally. Why did you listen? What made me different as a talk show host?
You might very well catch the attention of the management of local talk stations who could become convinced to hire me. Send it to email@example.com and include your name as well as address and daytime phone number for verification purposes.
Your letter will be read by hundreds of thousands of San Antonians. Speak from the heart and be concise.