Résumé

Michael D. Main

SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE
Experienced radio news professional with nearly 40 years of commercial and public news reporting, editing, writing, and anchoring and managerial experience. Extensive expertise in computer/internet related matters including social media.

I’m looking for a new opportunity where my creative detail-oriented abilities can be utilized.

EXPERIENCE

iHeartMedia

WOAI AM
Number-one news/talk station in San Antonio, Texas. Flagship station of San Antonio-based iHeartMedia.

Managing Editor
September 1985-December 2014

Produced, wrote, edited this station’s award-winning morning drive newscast. Developed, assigned and managed news product. Assisted in supervision of reporting staff of as many as 10 employees. Served as staff writing coach. Actively involved in the station’s website and social media development including a daily blog, Facebook and Twitter updates.

Produced CyberStuff, a daily computer and internet audio feature tied to station hosted blog and Twitter feed.
Responsible for maintaining newsroom computers, equipment and supplies.

In conjunction with my duties for WOAI, I also produced, wrote and anchored morning newscasts remotely for multiple iHeartMedia radio stations in Corpus Christi, El Paso, Brownsville, Waco, Fayetteville, Arkansas and Wichita, Kansas.

KAJA FM
Number-one country format station in San Antonio, Texas

News Director/Anchor/Reporter
1988-2007

Wrote and anchored twice-hourly morning newscast. Participated as morning show air personality – “Chris Michaels.”
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VARIOUS TEXAS RADIO STATIONS 1981-1985
Served as morning and/or afternoon news anchor and public affairs producer for KASE/KVET, KBUC, KNOW/KEYI, KDNT and KIXK.

KNTU AM/FM, Denton, Texas 1978-1981
News Director
Produced morning news for college radio station at North Texas State University. Trained and supervised news staff.
EDUCATION
NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY, Denton, Texas 1975-1981

120 hours toward Bachelor of Arts: Radio, Television & Film

AWARDS
RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award, Best Continuous Coverage 1996
RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award, Best Newscast Large Staff 1994
Press Club of Dallas, Katie Awards
Best General News Story Coverage, Branch Davidian Trial 1994 Best Radio Series, Five Nations of Texas Series 1992 Best Spot News Story, “Grace DeLeon’s Escape” 1991 National Headliners Award, Five Nations of Texas Series
AP Texas Broadcasters
1993 Best General Assignment Reporting in Texas
1989 Best Feature Reporting in Texas
UPI
1987 & 1988 Regional Broadcast Award Best Feature
1988 Scripps Howard National Journalism Foundation, Finalist