CBS-FM gets Scott Shannon

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Scott-ShannonNot long after Shannon left Cumulus’ Hot AC WPLJ-FM NYC over failed contract negotiations, CBS Radio’s Classic Hits WCBS-FM 101.1 has named him as its new weekday morning driver, it was announced by PD Jim Ryan.  He starts 3/3. John McConnell, Managing Partner, ACM Broadcast, represented Shannon in his new deal.


The news surfaced just as former Shannon co-host Todd Pettengill’s new show debuted on WPLJ. Now they’ll be competitors, but for somewhat different demos.

“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 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.

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 was WPLJ where he co-hosted the “Scott and Todd in the Morning” program.  Shannon spent 22 years at the station.


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  1. This is a great move by CBS. Scott is part of NY morning drive and continues to be relevant. I never saw him as a fit on WOR and I’m glad he’s staying local.

  2. So Happy to hear Scott will again be doing morning radio! I have enjoyed him since Z100 worst to first! Thanks CBS for putting together my favorite things, Great Oldies, and Scott!

  3. Good to hear! I listened to the very first broad cast of CBS,and the very first of z -100! Scott, you even talked to my wife one morning as we were getting for work, you were doing something crazy with Teachers, and said a teacher should call in- we did! You guys were great. Mr. Leonard ok? 😀

  4. So far this morning, no impressed … Sorry Scott. Seems like I’ve tuned into “Talk & Commercial” Radio. I spent most of my commute trying to find another station to listen to. Talk is fine … but in small doses. I want to hear more music during my commute.

  5. This is such a great change. The week before you started I still tuned into PLJ and without you there, it has become a FRAT PARTY. I think if you are under 30, you will be totally bored with their show.

    Glad you are here. I used to listen to Harry Harrison, years ago. Thanks for moving to a class station.

  6. I missed Joe Nolan, Brad Blanks, Patty and I was missing Scott. I’ve been listening to the “Other” station since I started traveling to Montclair from Sussex (over 25 years) and can’t tell you how much your morning is without the familiar voices and personalities. I’m staying with you for as long as you’re all there – and I have XM!

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