Adam McCune

amccune [at] gmail.com

603 289 9106 (Cell Phone)


*Currently seeking full time employment in writing, marketing, public relations, broadcasting or a related field.*  

Professional Summary

I'm a award-winning 10-year veteran of radio, with 5 years in morning radio. I've won awards for copy writing, production, reporting and more. As a Program Director, I oversaw a staff and brought on board two effective community radio stations. An effective communicator, I'm also a freelance writer with over 75 published pieces to my credit. I'm intelligent, adaptable and a fast learner. Bring me aboard and I'll brighten any work place with my demeanor.



Experience and Achievements

On-Air Broadcaster

    • 10 years of solid upward movement.

    • Consistent track record of upward mobility. Being quickly promoted from within companies. (promoted within same company 3 times. From WCMP fill in to WLMX Mornings. From Mornings to Program Director. From WZID Afternoons to mornings at WMLL)

    • 5 awards in the past 3 years, including two NHAB Golden Mic awards for commercial copy writing and production.

    • 2 awards for reporting, including sports reporting and Special sports programming.

    • 5 years as a morning show host, conducting interviews, recording bits and keeping content running.

    • WZID was the Marconi Adult Contemporary Station of the Year nominee when I was Afternoon Host.

    • Filled in for Mike Morin, the #1 Morning Show host in New Hampshire (95.7 WZID) for a period of 5 weeks while he was out on leave

    • News reporting. I've been a part of several newsrooms at several levels. Also covered Siren, Wisconsin tornado live for 9 hour period, most of that time live on scene.

    • I've done all formats effectively. Adult Contemporary, Country, Rock, Hot Adult Contemporary, Classic Hits and Classic Rock

    • Wrote and produced the award winning radio documentary “Brad Delp: A Celebration of His Life”

    • Program Director at WLMX. Brought back a station that was off the air for more than 2 years and made it a successful community oriented radio station. Also helped bring on a start-up sister station (WXCX)

    • Play-by-play on 100's of sporting events. Baseball, Football and Basketball

    • Assisted sales staff and helped shape community oriented and station oriented events.


Writing

    • 6 months as columnist for Manchester Daily Express (distribution:7,000) before being hired by Union Leader (Distribution: 50,000-70,000)

    • In less than a year with Union Leader, I've been on the front page 8 times.

    • Work has also appeared on National Lampoon Radio, American Comedy Network, NewsGroper.com, and Manchester Magazine.

    • Developing new column, also appearing in Union Leader with an eye towards syndication.


Marketing / Public Relations

    • Succeeded in starting and promoting two radio stations (WLMX / WXCX)

    • Self produced and marketed high school sports programming.

    • Worked directly with Promotional department as a morning host (WMLL) for ongoing publicity and marketing of station and station events.

    • Appeared on camera and helped write promotional commercials for radio station.




Work History

April 2008 - Present

New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester, NH - weekly freelance columnist for "McCune's Manchester", Thursdays in Metro section

Oct. 2007 – April 2008

Manchester Daily Express, Manchester, NH – Weekly freelance column in paper with a distribution of 7,000.

Oct 2006 - Feb 2009

96.5 the Mill – WMLL -Manchester, NH - Morning Show Host. On air. Writing and producing commercials. Writing and broadcasting sports.

May 2004 - Oct 2006

95.7 WZID -Manchester, NH - Afternoon Show Host. On air duties, plus production responsibilities.

Sep 2002- May 2004

96.1 WJMC / 97.7 WAQE / 99.1 WKFX, Rice Lake, WI - Afternoon host with writing responsibilities. Basketball/Football Play-by-play.

May 1999- Sep 2002

WLMX 104.9 / 105.7 WXCX, Milltown, WI - Program Director / Morning host. Oversaw operation of radio station, while performing on air duties. Baseball/Football/Basketball play-by-play. Wrote company procedure manual and studio handbook.

Dec 1998- May 1999

WCMP AM/FM – Pine City, Minnesota. General fill in duties. Weekend news.


Education:

Brown College - Mendota Heights, MN - Certificate in Radio Broadcasting and Television Production. (1998) Course work included radio broadcasting, with a special certificate for sports broadcasting. Television and commercial production. Television newscast directing and presentation.


Grantsburg High School - Grantsburg, WI (1997). Diploma.



References and Accolades:

Alex Miniak – Former Program Director at 96.5 “The Mill” WMLL.


John Toole – City Editor, New Hampshire Union Leader. Works directly with me on my weekly column.


Patti Ford – Patti is the Creative Services Director at WZID / WMLL.

From LinkedIn.com: “Adam is one of the most creative individuals I've ever worked with. Not only does he possess the rare, natural ability to come up with fresh creative concepts and ideas quickly, but can execute these ideas unlike anyone I know. He's personable, funny and a great asset to any creative team.”


Deb Daigle – Media Relations Specialist at Montagne Communications in Manchester, NH. Deb is my former co-host from WZID. She is also a former News Director. Quote: "Adam McCune is one of the most intelligent, talented and creative people I've ever had the pleasure of working with in radio.  Add to that his wonderful wit, and you have a broadcasting quadruple-threat!"


 


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