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Scott Shannon



SCOTT SHANNON 
 
Most people think about a lot of things; sports, politics, religion - but Michael Scott Shannon lives and breathes only for radio... well alright, and some golf too. 

Scott Shannon , the Forrest Gump of radio, has stumbled into an amazing career.  As a broadcaster, programmer, and host of 97.9 WSPT's True Oldies Channel, his is truly an amazing success story.

Along the way he's bamboozled so many people that he has even received fancy awards.  Last year he was inducted into the National Association of Broadcaster's Radio Hall of Fame.  In a specialsurvey by Radio and Records, his peers named him "The Most Influential Programmer of the Past 20 Years," and he's been enshrined in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

His one bedroom apartment is jammed with many awards- including his runner-up trophy in the Nathan's Hotdog Eating Contest. On the broadcast  side, first in 1988 and again from 1993 through 1997, he was named Billboard  Magazine's "Air Personality of the Year."  And in 1989 and 1994 through 1997, he was also honored as the "Program Director of the Year."

In 1985, Shannon went nationwide on over 200 stations with "The Rocking America Top 30 Countdown." To this day people don't know how he pulled that off. 

Blessed with rugged bad looks, Scott has done his fair share of television work.  He was selected as one of the original VH1 vee-jays in 1984 and hosted his own syndicated TV show, "Smash Hits Top 10 Countdown," which was seen in over 100 markets, by about 13 people, from 1989 to 1993.  

Today, Shannon also moonlights as the official voice of the Sean Hannity Show that is broadcasted on over 400 stations across America. 

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