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A Profile of Radio Personality Scott Shannon


Scott Shannon, Radio Personality

Scott Shannon, Radio Personality

Screenshot: www.plj.com

Beginnings: First Radio job was at age 17 in Mobile, Alabama. He moved on to Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. By the early 1980s, he was in Tampa, Florida where he co-created with Cleveland Wheeler the "ZOO" concept for morning Radio.

His success there brought him to New York to program and perform on Z100. He was then lured to Los Angeles where he created Pirate Radio, a somewhat lesser success.

Shannon went back to New York in 1991 for a position with WPLJ-FM, where he worked as "Scott" in The Big Show With Scott and Todd.

According to WPLJ-FM's website: "Besides being the Program Director at PLJ, he also runs the phenomenon known as The True Oldies Channel, a nationally syndicated radio network, heard on 60 broadcast stations in the U.S."

On February 7, 2014 Scott Shannon announced on-air that he was leaving the show, which would continue without him as as The Todd Show.

On February 25, 2014 WCBS-FM/New York announced Shannon would be hosting the station's morning show beginning March 3, 2014.

Awards: Named by Radio & Records as "Most Influential Programmer of the Past 20 Years". He has also won Billboard Magazine's "Air Personality of the Year" several times: 1988, 1993, 1994 and 1995.

Online: Visit Scott Shannon at www.wplj.com.

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