Entercom and Scott Shannon Announce Contract Extension
Host to Remain on WCBS-FM 101.1 in New York
PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 1, 2020 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content, announced a new contract extension with on-air personality Scott Shannon. The host will continue on “Scott Shannon in the Morning with Patty Steele” on WCBS-FM 101.1 (WCBS-FM) in New York, weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET, as well as his nationally syndicated weekend countdown show “America’s Greatest Hits.”
“When New Yorkers think of morning radio, they hear Scott Shannon in their minds,” said Chris Oliviero, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom New York. “Generations of listeners have woken up with Scott as the first voice they hear each day. As relevant and compelling as ever, it is fitting that he holds court on WCBS-FM 101.1, right in the middle of that radio dial that he has influenced like no other talent in history.”
“I’m very excited to continue waking up New Yorkers alongside Patty [Steele] and the gang,” said Shannon. “I’m still having fun after all these years and I look forward to many more years at New York’s only greatest hits station.”
Scott Shannon has served as the morning show host for WCBS-FM 101.1 since 2014. His show is listened to by more New Yorkers than any other morning show – ranked No. 1 in cume 6+ M-F, 6a-10a in the just-released Nielsen August 2020 ratings. Scott Shannon also has the largest average quarter-hour share among music station morning shows – No. 1 among listeners 6+. WCBS-FM 101.1 is consistently a top three station in America’s largest city and is currently the No. 1 station among listeners 12+, M-Su 6a-12M, according to Nielsen.
Prior to joining WCBS-FM 101.1, Shannon was at WPLJ in New York since 1991. He also served as an on-air host for Pirate Radio KQLZ in Los Angeles and WHTZ in New York, where he improved ratings from last to first in just 72 days. One of radio’s most respected music programmers, Shannon helped create and define the “Morning Zoo” format for CHR formatted radio stations. Other stops include WMPS in Memphis, WMAK in Nashville, WQXI in Atlanta, now sister station WPGC 95.5 FM (WPGC-FM) in Washington D.C., and WRBQ in Tampa. Shannon was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2006.
Listeners can tune in to WCBS-FM 101.1 (WCBS-FM) in New York on air, as well as nationwide on the RADIO.COM app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading audio and entertainment company engaging over 170 million consumers each month through its iconic broadcast brands, expansive digital platform, premium podcast network and live events and experiences. With presence in every major U.S. market, and accessible on every device, Entercom delivers the industry’s most compelling live and on-demand content and experiences from voices and influencers its communities trust and love. The company’s robust portfolio of assets and integrated solutions offer advertisers today’s most engaged audiences through targeted reach, brand amplification and local activation—all at national scale. Entercom is the unrivaled leader in local radio sports and news and the #1 creator of live, original local audio content in the U.S. Learn more at www.audacyinc.wpengine.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).