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VP & General Manager, Bill Prettyman announces the appointment of Scott Shannon as Program Director replacing the departing Dan Mason.



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CONTACT: Bill Prettyman, 779-2100

Release Date: March 19, 1979


Bill Prettyman, V.P. and Station Manager of WPGC radio, has announced the appointment of Scott Shannon to the position of Program Director. Shannon began his career in radio in 1969 at WABB in Mobile, Alabama, with a 7-midnight show. When he left WABB, Shannon was #1 in the market with an 82 share in the then popular Pulse rating.

In 1971, Shannon moved to WMPS in Memphis, Tennessee, as assistant Program Director and became the city's #1 7-midnight air personality. He was then named Music Director as WMAK in Nashville and was soon promoted to Program Director. National recognition came in 1974 when he was named America's Number One disc jockey by 16 Magazine and Program Director of the year by American Pop Music Survey. Shannon became an established member of the Nashville entertainment community with scores of public appearances including his own daily television show which he hosted for nearly two years.

After three years as Program Director of WMAK, he was promoted to National Program Director for Mooney Broadcasting Corporation, overseeing programming for WERC AM & FM in Birmingham, WKGN in Knoxville, WBSR in Pensacola, WUNO in San Juan and WMAK in Nashville.

Shannon was soon brought to Atlanta as Program Director of WQXI and 3-7pm air personality. He hosted a popular weekend dance show which was broadcast throughout the South, and appeared in a series of television commercials. When he took over WQXI programming, the station was ranked 5th; his last ARB found WQXI #2 in the market -- the station's highest ranking in five years which has yet to be matched.

For the past 2 1/2 years, Shannon has worked in the record and motion picture industries with Casablanca Records & Film Works and Ariola Records in Los Angeles. He was involved with such rock music projects as Kiss, Donna Summer, the Village People and Amii Stewart. Shannon's movie projects include coordination of national publicity campaigns for the films, "The Deep", "Thank God It's Friday" and "Midnight Express".

Shannon officially joins the WPGC staff on March 26th.


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