Scott Shannon retires from WPLJ
February 7 is the final day as host of “Scott & Todd In The Morning” at Cumulus’ Hot AC WPLJ-FM NYC. He’s been with WPLJ since returning to New York in 1991. Before joining WPLJ, Shannon launched “Z100” WHTZ-FM NYC and “Pirate Radio 100.3″ KQLZ in LA.
Co-Host Todd Pettengill will remain with the station, as it will relaunch its morning show as “The Todd Show” beginning 2/24. No word yet on if his nationally syndicated “Scott Shannon’s True Oldies Channel” distributed by Westwood One/Cumulus Media Networks will continue.
“Scott & Todd in the Morning” has been New York City’s longest continuous running radio show—22 years
“Of course I’ll miss being a part of the morning show here on PLJ and I might even pop back in from time to time and try to get Todd to play a Rascals song or two,” Shannon said.
“Scott and I had an amazing run and I’ll miss our mornings together and cherish the memories we made. I’m also very excited about the opportunity ahead with a very talented group of people that I know our listeners are going to love,” Pettengill said.
“Scott’s contributions to the industry and the station are incalculable and we thank him for his many years of amazing service and dedication to his many morning listeners,” said John Dickey, Executive Vice President and co-Chief Operation Officer of Cumulus.
Longtime Executive Producer Joseph “Monk” Pardavila and news anchor Cooper Lawrence will continue on “The Todd Show” in their current roles.