KTWO/Casper Morning Host Brian Scott Dies In Motorcycle Accident
September 21, 2016 at 3:59 AM (PT)
Condolences to family, friends, and co-workers of TOWNSQUARE MEDIA News-Talk KTWO-A (K2)/CASPER, WY morning host BRIAN SCOTT, who died SUNDAY (9/18) in a motorcycle accident near LEWISTOWN, MT. SCOTT (full name BRIAN SCOTT GAMROTH) was returning from a SHRINERS' event in CANADA when the accident occurred.
SCOTT, a MARCONI Award winner in the Small Market Radio Personality category, started in radio at KTRS/CASPER before stints with CBS RECORDS, POLYGRAM, and GEFFEN RECORDS; he returned to CASPER as host of the KTWO morning show and held that slot for almost 20 years, later adding a midday show on sister Country KWYY (MYCOUNTRY 95.5).
"BRIAN was one of those people who loved what he did, loved this city, and loved Wyoming. But first and foremost for him was his family,” said GM BOB PRICE. “For over 2 decades, listeners to K2 and KWYY, MYCOUNTRY, have made BRIAN a part of their day, and their lives. From the Governor to the man on the street, BRIAN’s love for, and work for this community has been a part of his life. Charities, community organizations, and events all over WYOMING have benefited from his hard work on their behalf. The word 'institution' is overused in our profession. In BRIAN’s case, it’s inadequate.”
Sen MIKE ENZI (R-WY) issued a statement saying, “DIANA and I were saddened to hear about the death of BRIAN SCOTT. He was such a part of CASPER and KTWO radio, but more than that, he was a son of WYOMING. He had a tremendous radio voice and he used that gift to help others with all his support of important charities. He cared about our state. He cared about us. He told our stories. We will miss him very much.”
Sen. JOHN BARRASSO (R-WY) also issued a statement saying, “WYOMING has lost a true giant. It’s hard to think of a more familiar and friendly voice in WYOMING than BRIAN SCOTT’s. For the past 20 years, the Casper community woke up and went to work with the smiling voice of BRIAN SCOTT filling the airwaves. BRIAN didn’t stop at just reporting about the community, he lived it and loved it every day. If there was a charitable event in CASPER, BRIAN was either emceeing it or letting everyone in the Cowboy State know how they can help.
“BRIAN was a friend to everyone. He’s changed many lives for the better and WYOMING will feel his loss for a long time. BOBBI and I send our deepest condolences to his wife TRACY and their entire family.”