Scott Shannon Hints He'll Be Back 'In A Couple Of Weeks'
February 13, 2014 at 3:44 AM (PT)
Many were stunned last week (NET NEWS 2/7), when CUMULUS Hot AC WPLJ/NEW YORK morning co-host and radio legend SCOTT SHANNON announced on the air that he was retiring from WPLJ after 22 years at the station.
He may be gone from PLJ -- but you can be sure you haven't heard the last of SHANNON on the air, everywhere.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS radio reporter DAVID HINCKLEY ran into SHANNON on a golf course in FLORIDA and was told, "It’s not an option that I will leave radio," and continued," I retired from WPLJ, not from radio. I love radio. I love doing a morning show. I love getting to know the listeners.”
So can we expect him to cross the street somewhere in THE BIG APPLE? Possibly, "or I’d be open to satellite radio. I like the idea of talking to people all across the country.”
He told HINCKLEY his syndicated TRUE OLDIES CHANNEL, syndicated by CUMULUS, will continue.
As it turns out, SHANNON was scheduled to have a long goodbye. “The original plan was for a five-day farewell broadcast,” SHANNON told HINCKLEY. “But last THURSDAY, I called [co-host] TODD [PETTENGILL] and the PD and said that emotionally I didn’t think I could go through that. It was just going to be too difficult. I said let’s just do it in four hours.”
So when does SHANNON see himself back in the game? In “a couple of weeks,” he said.