Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Scott Shannon will Do Mornings on WCBS-FM

Some weeks ago Scott Shannon left WPLJ after 22 years.  There was much speculation that he would return to New York radio on WOR.  However, it was officially announced today that beginning March 3 he will become the new morning man on WCBS-FM.  Dan Taylor will move to the 10 AM - 3 PM slot; apparently Ron Parker is odd man out.

I have enjoyed listening to Dan Taylor since WCBS-FM returned in July 2007.  His morning show was my ritual from when I woke up at 6:10 AM until I left the house at about 6:40 to start my miserable commute.  I had the pleasure of meeting him at the CBS Radio Day at Yankee Stadium in June 2010.  I will try to listen to him from 10 AM - 3 PM.

I never listened to Scott Shannon over the years as the music played at WPLJ was not my cup of tea.  I listened to him a few times on the True Oldies Channel on 95.5 HD2.  I think the management at CBS radio hopes that Scott Shannon will attract some listeners from WPLJ and make WCBS-FM more desirable to advertisers seeking the coveted 25-54 year olds.

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