Legendary WCBS-FM New York personality Scott Shannon has teamed up with CBS Radio and United Stations Radio Networks to create a new syndicated radio Classic Hits show, Scott Shannon Presents: America’s Greatest Hits. The new four-hour weekend show will debut the weekend of October 18 & 19 on CBS Radio’s 10 Classic Hits stations, including Shannon’s home station CBS-FM and KRTH (K-Earth 101) Los Angeles. More affiliates will be announced at a later date.
Chris Oliviero, CBS Radio EVP of Programming said, “Scott has established himself as one of the leading authorities on music from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, and is among the best storytellers to ever grace the airwaves, it’s why he’s been so successful anchoring the lineup at WCBS-FM. Today’s announcement takes what he does on a day-to-day basis and expands it to millions of listeners nationwide.”
Andy Denemark, EVP of Programming for United Stations, ?remarked, “Scott is a legend in radio, and having the opportunity to work with him and his team, which includes his representative John McConnell and all the folks at CBS Radio… well, it’s a dream-come-true.”
Shannon, who created and hosted the nationally syndicated True Oldies channel, which ran on over 100 stations for 10 years from 2004-14, said of the new show; “I love the medium of radio… everybody knows that,” said Shannon, “and I’ll grab any chance possible to play the greatest hits of all time and tell stories about the artists, and the songs and the era that they come from.”