Scott Shannon To Host New Syndicated 'America's Greatest Hits'
September 11, 2014 at 9:14 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO and UNITED STATIONS RADIO NETWORKS will work together to create and syndicate a new program, SCOTT SHANNON PRESENTS:“AMERICA’S GREATEST HITS.” The new four-hour weekend show will debut on SATURDAY, OCT. 18th or SUNDAY, OCT. 19th (check local listings) on CBS RADIO’s 10 Classic Hits stations across the country, including WCBS-F/NEW YORK, where SHANNON hosts morning drive. Additional affiliates will be announced at a later date.
“I love the medium of radio ... everybody knows that ... and I’ll grab any chance possible to play the greatest hits of all time and tell stories about the artists, and the songs and the era that they come from,” said SHANNON.
“SCOTT has established himself as one of the leading authorities on music from the '60s, '70s and '80s, and is among the best storytellers to ever grace the airwaves -- it’s why he’s been so successful anchoring the lineup at WCBS-F,” said EVP/Programming CHRIS OLIVIERO. “Today’s announcement takes what he does on a day-to-day basis and expands it to millions of listeners nationwide.”
“SCOTT is a legend in radio and having the opportunity to work with him and his team which includes his representative JOHN MCCONNELL and all the folks at CBS RADIO, well, it’s a dream come true,” said UNITED STATIONS EVP/Programming ANDY DENEMARK.