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Scott Shannon Named Host of the National Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Induction Ceremony Tickets on Sale Now  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Amir Forester, amir@foresterpublicrelations.com LOS ANGELES, August 17, 2016 – WCBS-FM 101.1 New York morning personality and United Stations Radio Network’s nationally syndicated host of America’s Greatest Hits Scott Shannon will host the 28th Annual National Radio Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and celebration.  The black-tie optional event will be held Thursday, November 17 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in downtown Chicago from 6-9 p.m. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available. National Radio Hall of Fame Chairman Kraig T. Kitchin says, “Scott Shannon adds a whole lot of fun and energy to an already electric and emotion filled evening.  He’s a 2006 National Radio Hall of Fame Inductee himself, so he knows just how meaningful this evening is for our Class of 2016 Inductees and will bring the perfect tenor to the ceremony.” The 2016 inductees include George G. Beasley, Delilah, Jeff & Jer (Jeff Detrow & Jerry Cesak), Eric & Kathy (Eric Ferguson & Kathy Hart), Steve Harvey, Bob Kingsley, Kidd Kraddick, Tony Roberts, Neil Rogers and Michael Savage. About Scott Shannon Scott Shannon has already had a “hall of fame” career in radio, and his most recent distinction was his appointment as the new morning drive host at WCBS-FM in New York this past March.  Shannon’s career has spanned more than four decades, and, among his accomplishments, he is credited with developing the “Morning Zoo” format for morning shows. When Shannon created the New York City legendary station WHTZ-FM (“Z-100”), he took it “from worst to first.”  His next stop in New York was at WPLJ where he co-hosted the Morning Show for 22 years.  In addition to being an avid record collector and musical authority, Shannon is also the creator of the round-the-clock “True Oldies” Channel which is currently distributed by United Stations.  He has hosted nationally distributed radio shows and specials in the past, and he has also anchored music programming on television, including a stint as an original VJ on VH1.  Shannon started in broadcasting as a teenager, and in his storied career has won numerous awards including a Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters, a group that has also inducted him into their Broadcasting Hall of Fame.  He was also honored in 2006 with an induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame.  Additionally, he can be found in the radio wing of the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame.