He was born in Chicago, raised in Tallahassee, FL, known during his Top 40 years as “The Great Scott” and called a most-gifted radio entertainer. Scott Owens’ first experience behind the mike was in 1963 as a high school part-timer at WCNH in Quincy, FL. He also paid his dues in those early years in Tallahassee at WMEN and WTAL where he was PD in 1965. Then he headed down Florida’s east coast and joined WOGO in New Smyrna Beach.
In 1968 Scott found himself on Tampa’s legendary WALT-1110 alongside other bay area greats Charlie Brown and Daylon Rushing. In 1970 he replaced John Anthony as PD and joined Tedd Webb and Frank Scott at Dunedin’s daytime “Boss” oldies WCWR. The rest of the decade found him on the air at Tampa’s WHBO, WPAS in Zephyrhills, and another stint at WTAL in Tallahassee.
Scott joined WPFM in Panama City, FL as Program Director and afternoon jock in 1981. After a six-year stay there, he moved into broadcast management for stations like rocker WRXR in Augusta, GA and in 1992, Nashville’s WVOL-AM 1470 and WQQK-FM 92.1. He bought and sold a couple of radio properties, finally settled in the Tupelo, MS area, and since 1998 has owned and operated classic country WKZU-FM 102.3.
1968 - 1973 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (On Air Personality)
1968 - 1973 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (Program Director)