One of the most enduring and well-respected voices in radio today belongs to Scott Shannon, an acknowledged authority on music from early rock ‘n’ roll to today’s hits. The “Shannon in the Morning” show can be heard every weekday morning on the legendary New York radio station, WCBS-FM 101.1. In addition to hosting the morning show on CBS-FM, Scott is the host of two nationally syndicated radio shows – “America’s Greatest Hits” and the “True Oldies Channel” and he is also the voice of the “Sean Hannity Radio Show,” which has over 500 affiliates nationwide.
Scott created the revolutionary “Morning Zoo” show format in Tampa at Q105 (WRBQ). He also helped create and launch New York’s iconic Z100 (WHTZ) in 1983 and as Program Director & Host of the “Z Morning Zoo,” Scott took the radio station from “worst to first” in the Arbitron ratings in a historic 74 days! He co-hosted the longest running AM Driving Morning Show in New York radio history, the “Scott & Todd Big Show” on 95.5 WPLJ for 23 years (1991-2014) and his television career highlights includes stints as one of the first VJ’s on VH1.
He has received several honors and industry awards which include the prestigious Marconi Radio Award from the National Association of Broadcasters for “Syndicated Personality of the Year,” he has been named Billboard Magazine’s “Air Personality of the Year” five times, and Billboard Magazine’s “Program Director of the Year” six times. Scott is also in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame, The National Radio Hall of Fame, Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame, and the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Radio & Records magazine named Scott Shannon “Program Director of the Century” in 2000.