Tuesday, September 1, 2020

NYC Radio: Scott Shannon Gets Contract Extension At WCBS-FM

Scott Shannon
Entercom has announced a new contract extension with on-air personality Scott Shannon. The host will continue on “Scott Shannon in the Morning with Patty Steele” on WCBS 101.1 FM 101.1 in New York, weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET, as well as his nationally syndicated weekend countdown show “America’s Greatest Hits.”

“When New Yorkers think of morning radio, they hear Scott Shannon in their minds,” said Chris Oliviero, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom New York. “Generations of listeners have woken up with Scott as the first voice they hear each day. As relevant and compelling as ever, it is fitting that he holds court on WCBS-FM 101.1, right in the middle of that radio dial that he has influenced like no other talent in history.”

“I’m very excited to continue waking up New Yorkers alongside Patty [Steele] and the gang,” said Shannon. “I’m still having fun after all these years and I look forward to many more years at New York’s only greatest hits station.”

Scott Shannon has served as the morning show host for WCBS-FM 101.1 since 2014. His show is listened to by more New Yorkers than any other morning show – ranked No. 1 in cume 6+ M-F, 6am-10am in the just-released Nielsen August 2020 ratings. Scott Shannon also has the largest average quarter-hour share among music station morning shows – No. 1 among listeners 6+. WCBS-FM 101.1 is consistently a top three station in America’s largest city and is currently the No. 1 station among listeners 12+, M-Su 6am-12pm, according to Nielsen​.

Prior to joining WCBS-FM 101.1, Shannon was at WPLJ in New York since 1991. He also served as an on-air host for Pirate Radio KQLZ in Los Angeles and WHTZ in New York, where he improved ratings from last to first in just 72 days. One of radio's most respected music programmers, Shannon helped create and define the "Morning Zoo" format for CHR formatted radio stations. Other stops include WMPS in Memphis, WMAK in Nashville, WQXI in Atlanta, now sister station WPGC 95.5 FM (WPGC-FM) in Washington D.C., and WRBQ in Tampa. Shannon was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2006.

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