Scotty's story began here on Long Island in Smithtown; you know the place with the bull. Although some argued I lived in Hauppauge since I went to Hauppauge High School. Growing up I did nothing but ride my bike and listen to the radio (including finding WLNG), I always had my transistor radio with me no matter where I was. I also spent many days involved at the high school's television studio and audio/visual department. My college years in the 80's were spent on Long Island as well at the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury. My study was Radio and Television Communication Arts.
After college, it was off to a career in radio. The stations WLNG and WRIV.. well that lasted only a few years. I loved radio but realized I really did need to eat. Finally, I found myself working for Cablevision and AMC Networks for the next 15 years in operations and programming of several cable television networks. At the same time, I was also handling weekends and fill-in work at several other Long Island radio stations including WLNG.
During this millennium I had the opportunity to run my own Long Island radio station, which after 12 years has ended its journey. So now my full radio focus is WLNG, and I couldn't be more pleased. WLNG is a great station to be a part of. I've known Gary Sapiane for a good portion of my life. Besides our "Mid-America" storm chasing escapades, I consider Gary, a good friend and thank him for the opportunity to be a part of an American radio original! Rusty and the rest of the staff here are the nicest souls on the planet. What you may not know is my admiration and reverence of the late Paul Sidney. He mentored and groomed my style of radio. Every time I open the mic, I know he's watching and listening. He and Rusty are responsible for my air name and everything I do.. well almost everything.
I am honored to spend my weekends with you and be a lifetime member (since 1981) of the WLNG family. My show has always been about you the listener and making a difference through positivity, respect, and love. Thank You for taking the time to listen.