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Former KMJM Jock on the Frontline of Ferguson without Radio Support

RFFocus was notified that iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) has done much less than Radio One to cover the Ferguson shooting and the aftermath of Michael Brown by a respected radio exec. Tony Scott is the former morning host at iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel)’s KMJM. He was terminated this past May after 25 years of service to KMJM. We have not gotten much in the way of how iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) is covering the situation but we have been getting constant updates from Radio One. KUDOS to Radio One and KUDOS to Tony Scott for caring enough about the community to be of service. Scott would have been very instrumental for iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) as you can see in this segment had they kept him even for a few months longer. He has always been very active on the social networks and he would ahve given the station great national coverage via social media. Very few jocks can cover this type of story and syndicated radio can’t cover it at all. This is a local situation NATIONALLY and the syndicated shows should have been/should be put on hold so that black listeners need to be able to call in and express their frustrations both with law enforcement and with aspects of the community. Urban radio without news is urban radio without music. This is PROOF that urban stations still need news. Once again, we do not blame KMJM PD Kathy Brown for iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel)’s alleged lack of coverage we want answers from iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Corporate on how they handle situations like this. If they are covering it, why don’t we see it?

CEO of RF Focus, Radio and Music Industry Veteran. Radio DJ, Programmer, Musician and Voice Talent. Graduated from Performing Arts in Buffalo, N.Y. and worked at the legendary KKBT (92.3 The Beat) during its nationwide heyday in the early 90s. Also worked for Stevie Wonder at KJLH.

5 COMMENTS

  1. As a former radio news reporter/director, this is one of the scenarios I predicted when deregulation wiped out radio news departments.

  2. This guy was a joke to the black community we don’t miss and wish he would have took Tammy with him they did the right thing for the black community.

  3. I’m proud of my colleague, and friend Tony Scott! I’m glad he’s offering his perspective on the story, and even better, it’s coming from someone who not only knows the St. Louis metro, he LOVES it, and the people.

    Look for more from Tony, soon!

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