WCBS-FM Website Tips Scott Shannon For Mornings
February 24, 2014 at 7:23 PM (PT)
A page hidden on the WCBS-FM website has revealed the mystery of where longtime WPLJ/NEW YORK morning co-host SCOTT SHANNON would end up is over -- he's going to do wakeups from 6-10a at crosstown CBS Classic Hits WCBS-FM, effective MONDAY, MARCH 3rd, working with PD JIM RYAN.
ALL ACCESS reached JIM RYAN but he declined additional comment before we published the posted press release.
According to the press release found on the site, "SCOTT SHANNON IN THE MORNING" will also feature MR. G (IRV GIKOFSKY) providing weather reports, and JOE NOLAN with all the latest traffic information for morning commuters.
"Not often does a legendary morning drive personality become available with the experience of waking up New Yorkers for more than 25 years," said DON BOULOUKOS, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO NEW YORK. "CBS-FM is a heritage station, and the perfect place for Hall Of Famer SCOTT SHANNON. We are thrilled to welcome SCOTT and his award-winning personality to CBS-FM and the CBS RADIO family."
The release continues: "The station's local weekday line-up continues with DAN TAYLOR in middays (10:00AM-3:00PM), BROADWAY BILL LEE from 3:00-7:00PM, BROOKLYN's own JOE CAUSI from 7:00PM-12:00AM, and DAVE STEWART from 12:00-6:00AM. CBS-FM, consistently one of NEW YORK's most popular radio stations, is available on-air at 101.1FM, online at cbsfm.com and through the Radio.com app for a variety of mobile devices.
Added RYAN, “We've assembled an enormously talented team to help listeners start their day off right, with all the authenticity and character of a great local NEW YORK radio show. That theme continues throughout the day with an ensemble of proven personalities who are beloved by the audience. This is one of the strongest lineups in all of radio."
SHANNON's Hall Of Fame radio career has spanned in excess of four decades with more than 25 of those spent doing mornings in New York. He is credited with developing the Morning Zoo format which he brought to WHTZ in the early 80's, and helped make the station No. 1. His next stop in NEW YORK was WPLJ where he co-hosted the SCOTT and TODD in the Morning program. SHANNON spent 22 years at the station, helping reshape adult morning radio, and enjoying ratings success throughout the years.