Tuesday, July 2, 2019

R.I.P.: Chuck Scott, Longtime Houston Newscaster

Chuck Scott
Longtime Houston radio newscaster Charles L. “Chuck” Scott was remembered by friends and former colleagues Monday for his booming on-air voice and his devotion to the business that continued until just weeks before his death.

According to the Houston Chronicle Scott, 76, died Friday, three months after friends said he was hospitalized for a fall and doctors discovered that previously diagnosed lung cancer had metastasized.

He worked at several Houston area radio stations from 1962 until this year,  when he retired from KUHF (88.7 FM). He was inducted in 2009 into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.

Scott joined the Houston Public Media station in 2001 as the final stop on a career that included stints at KIKK 650 AM, KNUZ 1230 AM and KQUE 102.9 FM.

He also spent here years in the late 1960s and early 1970s at WLS-AM in Chicago as a news anchor.

“I was at the station in Chicago one day, and the program director said a listener had just called to say that we should save Chuck’s voice to announce the end of the world,” said longtime Houston broadcaster Harold Gunn, Scott’s longtime friend.

Scott got his first job in Beaumont before moving to Houston. He served in Korea in 1965-66, working for Armed Forces Radio, before returning to Houston.

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