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 still works today 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."
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.