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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....
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Howard Stern 30 Years On: Will Internet Radio Challenge Him?

When did Howard Stern stop being a shock jock? Was it when it became a rather prescient judge on “America’s Got Talent?” Or, when he recently celebrated his 30th anniversary on radio in New York; he debuted Aug. 30 in 1982 on WNBC. With his move to satellite radio from terrestrial radio, naysayers claim he’s lost his edge. As for me, I’d listen to him anytime. Meanwhile, another new format, Internet radio, has emerged since Stern’s departure....