CBS Radio Classic Hits 101.1 WCBS-FM New York will reunite the original cast of the “Z Morning Zoo” on Friday, April 1. WCBS-FM morning host Scott Shannon, who as Program Director put CHR “Z100” WHTZ on the air in 1983, will be joined by his former teammates Ross Brittain, Claire Stevens and Jonathan B. Bell for the reunion. The special “Morning Zoo Reunion” will take place at CBS’ Adorama Live Theater at their 345 Hudson Street studios from 6-10am on April 1. The quartet hosted mornings at WHTZ for most of the 1980s. Shannon from the station’s sign-on until his departure in 1989. Brittain joined Z100 from 770 WABC soon after its launch and stayed through 1985, only to return from 1987 through 1994. Claire Stevens was the station’s news...[Read More]
Scott Shannon has signed a multi-year contract extension with CBS Radio to remain in mornings at Classic Hits 101.1 WCBS-FM New York. Shannon joined WCBS-FM in March 2014 after 23 years at Cumulus Hot AC 95.5 WPLJ. CBS RADIO station WCBS-FM 101.1 today announced it has signed acclaimed broadcaster Scott Shannon to a new multi-year contract, extending the popular host’s run as the anchor of morning drive. Launched March 2014, “Scott Shannon in the Morning” is broadcast weekdays from 6:00-10:00AM, ET. Scott’s wake-up team includes co-host Patty Steele, Joe Nolan with all the latest traffic information for morning commuters, and weather reports provided by CBS 2 New York’s John Elliott. Since the show’s debut, the station’s weekly cume has grown nearly 20% to approximately four million listen...[Read More]
For our review of 2014 we decided to focus on what we know best. Let’s look back at the ten most influential format changes and rebrandings of 2014. 10 106.9 WCCC Hartford hasn’t been a powerhouse in quite some time. But it was one of the few remaining relics to a previous era. The longtime Rocker and its AM sister operated up against three big clusters, but couldn’t keep up in the end. It was quite appropriate in a way for its end to come with a sale to Educational Media Foundation and flip on August 1 to the Christian AC “K-Love” network. The first station to give Howard Stern a job in mornings back in 1979, was now at the opposite end of the programming spectrum. With no terrestrial signal to fill the void, a few former WCCC staffers launched a webcaster to...[Read More]
Update 2/25: Following the leak, CBS made the move official this morning. Scott Shannon will join WCBS-FM for mornings beginning on Monday, March 3. Original Report 2/24: A leaked post on Classic Hits 101.1 WCBS-FM New York’s website reveals that Scott Shannon will join the station for mornings on Monday, March 3. Shannon, who “retired” from Cumulus Hot AC 95.5 WPLJ earlier this month, will take the morning slot currently filled by Dan Taylor. Taylor will slide into the 10am-3pm slot currently held by Ron Parker. Shannon will be joined by meteorologist Irv ‘Mr. G’ Gikofsky and traffic reporter Joe Nolan. Nolan was a longtime contributor to Shannon’s show on WPLJ. The announcement will likely be made public on Tuesday. The full press release, which is cur...[Read More]
Update 7/12/07: Listen to the relaunch of WCBS-FM at our Format Change Archive. Great work by Radio Business Report on their gnoming of this info before anyone else! This Thursday July 12, 2007 at 1:01pm WCBS-FM will return to its former Oldies format while Jack takes over its spot at 101.1 HD-2. Dan Taylor will host mornings from 6 to 10am with longtime morning stalwarts Al Meredith and Mr. G. Bob Shannon will be in middays from 10am to 3pm and CBS-FM newcomer Broadway Bill Lee (formerly of Z100 in the 80s and WKTU from 1996 to 2006) will host afternoons. We do have one “exclusive” of sorts. The logo above is the new version of the classic CBS-FM logo for this relaunch. Read the entire press release here.