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Scott and Todd Get Picked Up; Dish Nation Returning in Fall to WNYW/WWOR

If you haven’t had enough of your Scott and Todd fill in the morning, here’s some good news for you!

Longtime WPLJ morning team Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill are returning to TV as contributors to Dish Nation in the fall. The six-week successful pilot ran during the summer on WWOR/Channel 9.

Along with Scott and Todd, Dish Nation showcases disc jockeys on-air in various other markets. They “dish” out the latest on celebrity couples, breaking entertainment news, hot pop culture moments or what happened on reality TV the night before.

“This summer, Twentieth Television and the FOX Television Stations set out to present viewers a fresh, funny and modern take on the entertainment news genre,” Paul Franklin, EVP & general manager of Broadcast Sales, Twentieth Television, says. “As exemplified by the positive viewer reaction, laugh-out-loud segments, and likeable radio personalities, we have succeeded.  Serving as the perfect complement to magazine programs, especially TMZ, and off-network sitcoms, we are thrilled to launch Dish Nation nationwide later this year.”

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Veteran Overnighter Dave Stewart Leaves WPLJ on ‘Great Terms’

WPLJ overnight jock Dave Stewart has crossed a generation of fans, starting at the station in 1989. He found his “voice” two years later as the pre-dawn DJ.

As we reported Friday, Stewart was among more than a dozen staffers laid off at WPLJ and WABC-AM.

Stewart says it was harder for program director Scott Shannon and general manager Steve Borneman to part ways with their longtime air personality.

“Steve was heartbroken,” Stewart tells FishbowlNY. “It was harder on them than it was on me.”

His transition from swing announcer to the overnight happened around the same time as Shannon’s debut at WPLJ.

“[Scott] liked somebody with production skills, which I had, for the morning show to help out with them,” Stewart recalls. “We just all kind of clicked.”

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Scott and Todd Producer Running NYC Marathon In Honor of Dad

Thousands of people, from amateurs to world class runners, will trek across the five boroughs Sunday, November 6 in the New York City Marathon.

One of those people, making his first attempt at pounding the pavement for 26.2 miles, is WPLJ morning show executive producer Joe Pardavila.

“I’ve cut Doritos, Twinkies, and Mountain Dew from my diet, so I should be ready to go,” Pardavila says. “I also run about 10 miles a day, so that should help too.”

But for Pardavila, who works closely with Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill and is affectionately known as “Monkey Boy,” this was more than good excuse to diet.

“I’m running in the memory of my father, Arturo, who passed away 6 years ago after [a] long battle [with] Huntington’s disease,” Pardavila says. “I’m doing anything I can to raise awareness and money for the cause.”

To that end, he is seeking donations for his marathon run. Those interested can get more details at: http://www.crowdrise.com/MONKSMARATHONRUN/fundraiser/pljmonk

Pardavila was been with Scott and Todd on WPLJ since the mid 1990s (this is their 20th year together) as associate producer. He was promoted to his current position in 2004.

Former Z100 and WPLJ Personality Patty Steele Joins 77 WABC

Veteran radio personality Patty Steele has signed on with WABC-AM, effective next Monday. Steele will be producer and sidekick for midday host Joe Crummey.

For several years at WPLJ, Steele had been news director and morning show on-air contributor for Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill

“Patty is loved by all who know her. She’s whip-smart, spontaneous, and real,” Laurie Cantillo, WABC program director, tells FishbowlNY. ”When she was a guest recently with Joe, I was blown away by the listener response, with many calling her a ‘breath of fresh air.’”

Steele also spent time as a DJ at WHTZ/Z100, and was an anchor at WCBS 880 in the 1990s.

Crummey’s show airs from 10 a.m. to noon.

WPLJ’s Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill Becoming Part of Dish Nation for Six Weeks on WWOR

For 20 years, Scott Shannon (left) and Todd Pettengill have been a top-rated morning show on WPLJ.  Their comedic banter infuses a large dose of celebrity talk.

Now, Scott and Todd are bringing their famous radio hijinks to television.

Starting on Monday, July 25, Shannon and Pettengill are joining forces with DJs from three other markets to form Dish Nation. It will run on Fox stations in seven markets, including WWOR/Channel 9.

This idea was hatched by a Los Angeles-based producer. Pettengill says it took another year for Fox to get on board for the summer trial.  

“We never dreamed it was going to happen,” Shannon tells FishbowlNY.

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WPLJ’s ‘Scott and Todd’ Make Inappropriate Comment to Traffic Reporter

This morning on WPLJ/95.5, hosts Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill had their usual banter with traffic reporter Joe Nolan just like any other day.

However, in the 8 a.m. hour, the veteran team may have pushed the envelope too far.

Shannon and Pettengirl got into a brief discussion with Nolan, who they praised for on-air training of WNYW/Fox 5 morning traffic anchor Ines Rosales.

The tone immediately shifted, despite clearly teasing, referring to Rosales’ “body.”

Moments later, the show hosts went off-color on Nolan, saying he was using Rosales’ “ass as a pillow.”

Shadow Traffic, which employs Rosales and Nolan, had no comment.

FishbowlNY also attempted to reach a spokesman for Scott and Todd in the Morning.

Patty Steele Reportedly Leaving WPLJ

Patty Steele has been a part of the WPLJ’s morning team for nearly 12 years, but a report today says she’s leaving the station next month.

All Access says Steele will depart the Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill morning show shortly after the ‘PLJ Holiday Bash on December 15.

Steele began in radio as teenage intern at WABC at the height of its Top 40 days. She also had a stint at WCBS-AM.

WPLJ Sets ‘Holiday Bash’ Lineup

Citadel-owned WPLJ has announced their first annual PLJ Holiday Bash. Presented by the New Jersey Simon Malls, the ”Bash” features artists O.A.R., Train and special guest Ryan Star.

Morning hosts Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill will be on hand for the concert at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. The show is Wednesday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m.

WPLJ is offering fans a chance to win tickets on their website.

WCBS-FM, WFAN among local honorees of Marconi Awards

The National Association Broadcasters handed out the Marconi Radio Awards last night at the 2010 Radio Show in Washington.

New York was represented by WCBS-FM and WFAN.

CBS-FM, the popular Classic Hits station, won Oldies Station of the Year. CBS-FM is celebrating three years since returning from the “Jack” experiment.

WCBS-FM is regularly second in the Arbitron PPM ratings to Clear Channel’s WLTW. CBS-FM eclipsed WLTW once during the summer.

WFAN took Sports Station of the Year. The ‘FAN is the nation’s first and most listened to all-sports radio station.

Legendary morning show host and program director Scott Shannon was named National/Syndicated Personality of the Year.

Shannon, along with Todd Pettengill, hosts Scott and Todd in the Morning at Citadel’s WPLJ.

The Marconis, named after Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, have recognized radio stations and on-air personalities for their excellence in radio broadcasting for the past 21 years.

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