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Scott - TBRs Wednesday Host

Scott

KNON Blues DJ since 1996

First time ever I heard the blues my mother was driving me through the woods.  I was going to see a cool concert, Jefferson Airplane with The Who coming on first.  Both those groups would go on the next day to play a festival called Woodstock.  However, opening the show for those two bands was a gentleman named B.B. King.  A seed had been planted.

I became involved in radio during college, working on the 10 watt FM station as a news broadcaster, DJ and program director.

My moment of blues epiphany occurred on a Friday night in August of 1987.  I was trying to find something different on the radio that was not the same old classic rock or the alternative music of the time.  Surfing on the lower left hand of the FM dial I came across blues playing on this hard to tune-in station.  It was Don Oís show and he came on the air asking for help on pledge drive the next week.  So began my full-scale immersion into the blues scene in Dallas along with a long relationship with KNON.

I did my first show on KNON in February 1996.  As fate would have it I was filling in on a pledge drive show.  At that time blues programming was only one hour a night on Monday thru Wednesday evenings with longer hours on Thursday and Friday.  During that February 1996 pledge drive the blues did well financially and shortly after the current Monday thru Friday, 6 Ė 8PM block of Texas Blues Radio was created. Scott MCs at the 2005 KNON Blues Festival
I became host of Wednesday night Texas Blues Radio in September of 1996.  I enjoy doing the show 44 weeks a year.  The other 8 weeks are pledge drive weeks.  Just as those weeks are not fun for you, the listener, they are not fun for the on-air people.  But pledge drive is a necessary evil because paid pledges from our listeners cover about 80% of KNONís expenses. S o please, help us out as often as you can with as much as you can afford.

My interest in blues covers all types of blues music.  Every week I try to play a few pre-war (thatís World War II) songs, a few songs on recently released CDs, some tunes by artists that will be performing live in North Texas during the coming week and whatever else strikes my fancy.

Well, this little narrative is starting to approach JMAC lengths so, in closing, thanks to everyone for listening, thank you for your phone calls, and thank you to those of you who have paid pledges or who have volunteered on the phones during pledge drives.  It is your support that helps to keep KNON community radio and Texas Blues Radio on the air!

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KNON's Texas Blues Radio  Last Update: Wednesday December 28, 2011