Radio and Television Experience
Adam McManus has honed his talk show skills through a variety of different venues. He’s hosted a daily, call-in talk show on four different radio stations over a 20-year span. Most recently, he hosted a daily, three-hour radio talk show on KSLR, a Salem Communications affiliate, in San Antonio, Texas for 13 years. He was voted both the favorite talk show host and favorite radio personality of the Alamo City according to the San Antonio Express-News Reader’s Choice poll.
In addition, Adam has also guest hosted on a national level for G. Gordon Liddy on 250 stations, Janet Folger Porter on 150 stations, CrossTalk on 75 stations, and co-hosted with the late Marlin Maddoux of Point of View on 360 stations. Plus, he has filled in for Dan Patrick and Sam Malone on AM 700, KSEV in Houston, Texas.
He has broadcast live from the Texas Republican State Convention, the National Republican Convention, the Conservative Political Action Conference, Christian Coalition's Road to Victory conference, Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit, the International Christian Retail Show, the March for Life in Washington, D.C. and the Inauguration of President George W. Bush.
Adam also has television experience. Not only did he provide two-minute long television editorials on the 5-million watt WKFT-TV which aired daily at 11:58 a.m. and 7:58 p.m. in Raleigh and Fayetteville, North Carolina, but he hosted a weekly, call-in TV talk show in Raleigh, North Carolina for four years which won The Southern Sunshine Video Festival Award in 1994 for “Best Talk Show” in the Southeastern region of nine states. For more details, check out Adam’s extensive resume.
Adam McManus is an articulate champion of the traditional values that have made this country great. Ultimately, he believes that the crises in the culture today will not be cured by more currency, but by more character. He systematically rejects the moral relativism which has led to the unraveling of America’s strong societal fabric. And, while Adam is unashamedly conservative, he’s never rude. Adam does not resort to ad hominem attacks, but treats his guests and callers with courtesy and respect.
Adam McManus is passionate, provocative, yet personable. He’s controversial, combative, yet compassionate. He delivers a fast-paced show that’s equally entertaining and hard-hitting. But perhaps most uniquely, Adam has the ability to engage his fans and foes alike in substantive dialogue. Whether or not you agree with him, he’s adept at having an intelligent, rational, and hopefully enlightening conversation. And he does it all with his characteristically warm and witty sense of humor. These collective ingredients have proven to be his recipe for a successful call-in radio show.
Adam McManus is committed to getting behind the headlines. Talk radio listeners already know what happened. What they want is a fresh perspective. In addition to his own unique take, Adam is able to pull together an impressive line-up of reporters, pundits, policy experts, authors and elected officials who can deliver the goods. Particularly appealing is his knack for developing a local angle on a national story so that your listeners in your city can appreciate its impact. In addition to the informational interview, Adam enjoys scheduling a debate with the occasional liberal guest which makes for great radio.
Adam has debated the morally confused Rev. Al Sharpton, Alan Colmes, Rev. Barry Lynn, atheist Michael Newdow, a Playboy Playmate, an animal rights activist and Satanic High Priest Michael Aquino. Not to mention a witch every Halloween, an occasional psychic, a homosexual activist and abortionist thrown in for good measure. Listen to some of his debates here.
And, no matter who the guest might be, the callers are of pre-eminent importance. They form the thread that keeps talk radio customer-oriented. So between the enlightening interview and the well-placed parody, Adam’s show is unpredictable, issues-driven and caller-oriented. He tackles today’s hottest issues head-on in an incisive, witty and compelling manner.
Adam McManus has developed a reputation as one of the most well-prepared local radio talk show hosts in the country. For example, when he schedules an author on the show, Adam will read the book, cover to cover, word for word. His guests have consistently expressed their utter delight that he has actually studied the book — underlining key quotes — and therefore can conduct an informed, thought-provoking interview. In addition to reading the local and national daily newspapers, Adam reads stacks of magazines, newsletters and press releases to stay current. Without a doubt, Adam places a strong emphasis on show preparation and thorough research. Read why 39 of Adam’s guests think he’s one of the best radio hosts in the country.
Because Adam McManus believes talk radio listeners should do more than just complain about society’s moral decay, he has empowered his audience to take a stand. It’s time to reclaim the culture without apology. Toward that end, Adam wants not only to inform and educate his listeners, but to empower them. Whether there’s an issue before the local school board or the Congress itself, he committed to promoting a practical plan of action. He’s genuinely concerned about using his influence for positive change. That’s his passion. That’s why Adam has organized pickets of:
- CBS-TV for airing a 60 Minutes segment featuring Jack Kevorkian killing a man on camera.
- NBC-TV for airing The Book of Daniel which mocked Christianity.
- Barnes & Noble for selling child pornography.
- Abercrombie & Fitch for their porno-filled catalogue.
- New strip clubs which demean women
In addition, Adam spearheaded the Life Chain for several years which has drawn 5,000-7,000 pro-lifers along the sidewalks of well-travelled streets in North Carolina and Texas during which they held signs that stated "Abortion Kills Children" and "Adoption: The Loving Option.” Thanks to his leadership, the Life Chain participants to donate tens of thousands of diapers to the local crisis pregnancy centers which helped the women who chose life.
Champion of Social Media
Adam McManus knows well that it’s not enough to simply host an excellent radio show. In order to maximize the exposure for his talk show, he sent out a daily e-blast to 5,100 of his most loyal listeners which contained the topics, guests, action steps and related story links. Plus, he had active Twitter and Facebook accounts. A top-notch host integrates all platforms including terrestrial radio, regular email contact, the radio website, and social media outlets. The key to success is to include the off-air voices on air as well as continue the conversation 24/7.
A Sales Manager’s Dream, A Promotion Director’s Jewel
Adam McManus would be a great asset to your sales and promotion teams. At KSLR Radio, he attracted a whopping 300% increase in advertising sponsors. Adam understands that a good talk show host must not only create great radio that advertisers want to sponsor, but he must be equally dedicated to meeting with and fully understanding the client’s advertising campaign. Having sold tens of thousands of dollars of sponsorships himself over the years, Adam can help your sales associates close the sale and get the signed contract. Plus, Adam loves the live remotes, the special promotional events and the speaking engagements. You’ll be proud to have Adam represent your station at civic clubs, fairs and other community-wide events.
Tea Party Patriot
Adam McManus emceed the historic San Antonio Tea Party in front of the Alamo on April 15, 2009 which featured Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck, conservative rocker Ted Nugent and country musician Steve Vaus. Not only did Adam lead the 16,000 attendees in prayer, but he gave a rousing speech.
Adam McManus has appeared on the San Antonio, Texas affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and Univision. Nationally speaking, he has appeared on A Current Affair and The Coral Ridge Hour with the late D. James Kennedy.
Plus, his columns have been published at WorldNetDaily.com and in the San Antonio Express News. Plus, he’s been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, San Antonio Express-News, Raleigh News & Observer, and the Durham Herald-Sun. Check out his quotes in these publications.
Adam has been endorsed by Sean Hannity, the late Chuck Colson, Ann Coulter, John Stossel, Michael Medved, David Limbaugh, Pat Buchanan, Jerry Jenkins, Gary Bauer, and Joseph Farah. Hannity proclaimed, “I just hope Fox News doesn't come across his resume any time soon or I might be out of a job.” And Colson declared, “Adam’s questions were sharp, to the point, and he kept the program moving beautifully. I have been through literally thousands of book interviews in my life. This was one of the best. Adam's very good at his craft.” Check out why 22 well-known conservative leaders are raving about McManus.
Adam was raised in a media-saturated home. His father is Mike McManus, a nationally syndicated columnist, former Time Magazine correspondent, author and founder of the Marriage Savers ministry which seeks to cut the divorce rate in half. Throughout Adam’s high school years, he was tasked by his father with editing the column before it was distributed. Plus, he learned how to articulate and defend his opinions about the issues of the day around the dining room table as his father played Devil’s advocate.
The eldest of three boys including John, a medical lobbyist in Washington, D.C. and Tim, a hospital CEO in Richmond, Virginia, Adam pursued a religion degree at Duke University.
After getting married to the former Amy Holzer of Dallas on November 11, 2006, they adopted their son Honor, 3, and had Mercy, 17 months. Check out www.AdamsWedding.net for his gut-wrenchingly honest roller coaster of a love story. They attend Wayside Chapel, an Evangelical Free church in San Antonio, where they enjoy the sermons of Roger Poupart, a former Dallas cop.
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