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Bill Prettyman announces
the appointment of Scott Shannon as Program
Director replacing the departing Dan
Bill Prettyman, 779-2100
Date: March 19, 1979
SHANNON APPOINTED PROGRAM DIRECTOR
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.
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.
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.
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
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".
officially joins the WPGC staff on March 26th.
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