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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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WLTW Maintains Number One in January Ratings, WCBS-FM Closes Gap

It’s still WLTW/Lite FM looking down at the other radio stations. While the January Arbitron ratings show Clear Channel’s Lite FM keeping its number one position, the station did lose some of its gusto from the Christmas survey.

Lite FM scored a 6.8, although not as impressive as the 12.3 during the holiday period.

WCBS-FM, kept at arm’s length, registered a 5.2 (up from 4.8) for second place.

Perennial number three, WHTZ/Z100 jumped slightly to 4.7.

All-news sister stations WCBS-AM and WINS make big gains. WCBS went from a 3.5 to 4.4 in this ratings book, while WINS saw positive improvements from a 3.2 to 4.2.

WKTU wedged between the newsers, slipping to a 4.3.

Citadel-owned WABC also saw nice gains (3.7 from 3.0).

Tropical WSKQ dropped off to 3.3 from a 4.0 the previous month. However, Univision’s WXNY edged up .4 to 2.9.

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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.

Q104.3′s Carol Miller ‘Just as Enthusiastic’ After Nearly 40 Years on New York Radio

Her voice has been synonymous with Classic Rock in New York for four decades. Carol Miller, with a one-part powerful, one-part silky voice, has been a distinctly unique combination for the genre. DJs are taught to speak to their audiences individually, but Miller mastered that trait. 

After a brief stint at WNEW-FM, she established herself in the mid-1970s at WPLJ.

The 1980s, and through the 1990s, meant a return to the legendary WNEW. That led to her current run at Clear Channel’s WAXQ/Q104.3 since 2004.

Her radio journey began as a girl growing up on Long Island, hearing the WMCA Good Guys and WABC All Americans.

“I was one of those kids that listened to my transistor all the time …I really loved it, but I never thought of it as a career because it was not what a girl would do—be a fun Cousin Brucie type of person.”

By the time Miller arrived at the University of Pennsylvania that all changed—sort of.

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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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