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Scott Shannon, Pioneering Radio Figure, Abruptly Departs WPLJ

Scott Shannon, one of the founding fathers of New York pop music radio, abruptly announced his retirement last week in New York City. Is this another case of commercialism triumphing over independent programming? Could be. Shannon has been a pillar of New York radio since 1984 when he took New York’s Z100 radio station from “worst to first,” in a mere 73 days....