Scott Shannon, Radio Personality – Entrepreneur

Every weekday morning at 3:15, when most of us are sound asleep, Scott Shannon drives from his home in Purchase to Manhattan.   “The road’s fairly empty” he says, “You  can get right in.”

“Scott and Todd in the Morning” Show

He’s been driving in early to WPLJ 95.5 FM where he’s half of the “Scott and Todd in the Morning” show as well as the station’s program director – for 19 years.  He also hosts The True Oldies Channel, a 24/7 syndicated oldies station that airs on PLJ and other stations across the country, and the official voice of the Sean Hannity Show.  And every December, he spearheads Blythedale Children’s Hospital’s Annua Holiday Spectacular, which is broadcast ton PLJ.

Wanted To Be a DJ Since He Was 10

Shannon had wanted to be a DJ from the age of 10, when he began listening to network radio.  At 17, he dropped out of high school to do just that.  He got his first full-time radio gig while serving in the army in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  He then hopped from station to station and also worked for a while as a record promoter.    ”I was just a kid messing around,” he says.

After Leaving the Army

After leaving the army, Shannon worked full-time in radio at WABB, where he acquired the name “Super Shan.   After a short time at WMPS in Memphis, Scott moved to Nashville as the evening disc jockey at WMAK 1300 AM.  Shannon later became program director of WMAK. Under his direction, the station became the market’s top-rated station.

TIPS:

-You can find something you love to do to be a success

-Love what you do and the rewards will follow

 

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