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Personal life[edit] Edit

Shanks lives in Macon, Georgia. Shanks, originally from Waycross, Georgia, is a graduate of the University of Georgia. Shanks was a television sports anchor at WBSG in Brunswick, Georgia and WGXA in Macon, Georgia. Shanks also had a sports production company and produced and hosted weekly television shows with the Atlanta Braves, theAtlanta Hawks, and the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Professional background[edit] Edit

Broadcasting

Bill Shanks hosts "The Bill Shanks Show" on WPLA Fox Sports 1670 in Macon. Shanks' show is also on WCOH Fox Sports Radio 1400 in Newnan. Shanks is also a columnist for The Macon Telegraph and hosts a weekly high school football show called The End Zone on WMGT-TV 41 NBC. Shanks has covered the Atlanta Braves for Fox Sports South.com and Scout.com. In 2006 Shanks was one of the co-hosts of the Braves Wrap-Up Show on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.

Shanks started his daily radio show in March 2007 on WIFN 105.5 The Fan in Macon. The show was canceled on February 9, 2009.[1] Six weeks later, on March 23, 2009, Shanks' show was back on the air on the Clear Channel affiliate.[2]

Shanks has provided Braves' reports on radio stations in Athens, Georgia on WRFC, in Spartanburg, SC on WSPG and in Florence, AL on WYTK.

Writing

Shanks wrote a book called Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way to Build a Winning Team. It is both Shanks answer to Moneyball and the story of how the Braves became the successful organization that they are today. From telling how John Schuerholz rose through the ranks to telling about the tales of individual Braves prospects, from Jeff Francoeur,Brian McCann, Adam LaRoche, John Smoltz, and Adam Wainwright.

References[edit] Edit

  1. Jump up^ [1][dead link]
  2. Jump up^ Joe Kovac Jr. (2009-03-17). "Canceled Macon sports-talk radio show finds new home - Breaking News". Macon.com. Retrieved 2011-09-15.

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