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Michael Scott Shannon is a radio disc jockey, current co-host of "The Big Show" on WPLJ and the official voice of the Sean Hannity Show. For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... WPLJ is a New York City radio station, broadcast on 95. ... Sean Patrick Hannity (born December 30, 1961, in New York City, New York) is a American conservative talk radio host, an executive producer of Fox News Channels program Hannity & Colmes, and the author of two books. ...

Born in St. Louis, Scott Shannon grew up an Army brat in Indianapolis, Indiana. Scott started his radio career during his own Army stint at WFBS 1490 AM in Fayetteville, North Carolina. From there he moved to WCLS 1580 AM in Columbus, Georgia. After leaving the army, Shannon worked full-time in radio at WABB, where he acquired the name "Super Shan". After a short time at WMPS in Memphis, Scott moved to Nashville as the evening disc jockey at WMAK 1300 AM. Shannon later became program director of WMAK. Under his direction, the station became the market's top-rated station. Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... Columbus is a city in Muscogee County, Georgia, United States. ... WABB is the call sign for both the heritage Top 40 radio station and a news/talk station. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... WMAK-DT channel 7 is a digital television station serving the Knoxville, Tennessee area. ...

Shannon left Nashville to take a job as a record promoter with Casablanca Records and while there, recorded an album with Jack (Stack-A-Track) Grochmal, calling themselves "Wildfire" and had a moderate hit with their version of a song called "Here Comes Summer". He returned to radio in Washington, D.C. as program director of WPGC, taking that station to the #1 spot in the Arbitron ratings. From there to WQXI in Atlanta. Then, in Tampa, Florida, Scott, along with partner Cleveland Wheeler, developed the morning zoo radio format while at WRBQ, known as Q105. Again, he shined in the ratings, this time making his station one of the most listened to in the United States. He was also primarily responsible for the renaissance of the musical career of vocalist Charlene, whose song "I've Never Been to Me" he revived by his programming of the then dormant track. This article is about Casablanca, the record label. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D... WPGC could refer to two Washington, D.C. area radio stations: WPGC, an Urban Gospel radio station broadcasting at 1580 kHz on the AM band. ... Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ... WSTR FM (Star 94, 94. ... Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... A morning zoo is a morning radio show format common to American radio broadcasting. ... WRBQ-FM is a commercial oldies music radio station in Tampa, Florida, broadcasting on 104. ... Charlene Marilynn DAngelo (born 1 June 1950, Hollywood, California), usually known just as Charlene, is a singer best known for the hit single Ive Never Been To Me. Charlene signed to Motown Records in 1973, under the name of Charlene Duncan, and released her first single, All That... Ive Never Been to Me is a hit single performed by American singer Charlene. ...

Scott is perhaps most famous within the radio business for his work on Z100 in New York City in the 1980s. Shannon, along with former disc jockey Ross Brittain of WABC's popular "Ross & Wilson Show", founded the "Z Morning Zoo". He was the driving force in helping turn Z100 into a top-rated FM station in New York. Z100 capitalized on using a Top 40 radio format. During this period, Shannon would also serve as one of the original VJs on VH1. WHTZ, also known as Z-100, is one of the most successful (and copied) radio stations in America today. ... New York, NY redirects here. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division...

In 1989, Shannon left Z100 in what was an emotional farewell to head to Los Angeles to startup Pirate Radio. Interestingly, Brian Wilson was brought in to replace Shannon as "Ross & Wilson" was re-united to head up the Zoo for the next 2 years. Pirate Radio employed a similar Top 40 concept. As the 1990s started, Top 40 radio began to struggle and eventually Pirate Radio would struggle leading to Shannon's departure. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... KQLZ, Pirate Radio 100. ...

In 1991 he returned to New York and surfaced on Z100's biggest rival, WPLJ. WPLJ had also been struggling since its glory days of the mid 1980s, and Shannon became program director and morning drive co-host. At the outset, the station was aimed right at Z100 and used the slogan "Mojo Radio," downplaying the WPLJ call letters, but this approach was eventually changed. Shannon created a Top 40 format that was geared more toward the adult contemporary audience, brought in co-host Todd Pettengill to form "The Big Show", and the WPLJ call letters were re-emphasized. The "new" WPLJ has not generally equalled the ratings of Z100, but it has found a niche in the New York radio market. WPLJ is a New York City radio station, broadcast on 95. ... Todd Pettengill (born in Amsterdam, New York) is a radio disc jockey for WPLJ 95. ...

In 2003 Scott was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C. and in 2006 he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago, IL. The National Radio Hall of Fame and Museum, an offshoot of the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, Illinois, recognizes and showcases those who have contributed to the development of the medium throughout its history in the United States. ...

Scott has also been a successful radio consultant in the 90's for WPLY Philadelphia and WKCI New Haven. In addition to his New York morning show, Scott can be heard across the country on The True Oldies Channel radio network. The former logo of WPLY Y100 Philadelphia. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Cradle of Liberty, the City That Loves You Back, the Quaker City, The Birthplace of America Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government... WKCI 101. ... This article is about the city in Connecticut. ... The True Oldies Channel is a syndicated radio programming stream, hosted by legendary American radio personality Scott Shannon. ...

He lives in Westchester County, New York with his wife Patricia and his daughter Kathleen.

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