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A graduate of Columbia College, Scott Childers was born and raised in Chicago, and has had the opportunity to work at several different radio and television stations around town.  He began at WJTW-FM in Joliet in 1989, while working as an Assistant Production Director at the PIA Radio Network. He then spent seven years providing news, traffic and weather reports for Metro Networks.  His station list included WBBM-AM, WMAQ-AM, WBBM-FM (B-96), WLS-AM and WGN-AM, as well as numerous suburban radio stations.  Scott was also one of the first television traffic reporters in Chicago, beginning with NBC-5's "First Thing In The Morning" featuring Bob Sirott and Allison Rosati in the early 1990's.  He went on to work with Sirott again, along with Marianne Murciano for four years on Fox-32's "Fox Thing in The Morning." He also spent many years bantering back and forth with Dean Richards and newsman Rob Hart on The Dean Richards Sunday Morning show on WGN-AM.

While reporting traffic, he spent time in management positions at Metro and also worked at several radio stations as a part-time air personality.  His "hit-list" has included WWBZ-FM, better known as "The Blaze!,"  WXLC-FM (Hot 102.3), WTMX-FM (The Mix) and WPNT-FM (FM-100).   While at WPNT, Scott hosted the popular 70's and 80's music, request and dedication show "Retro Saturday Night,"  which garnered several Achievement In Radio (A.I.R.) Awards and nominations.  When the station flipped to "Windy 100," Scott left the traffic business and spent five plus years on the highly-rated midday slot.  After a stint back at WTMX and Metro Networks, in 2004, Scott joined up with WERV-FM "95.9 The River," first doing middays and later as afternoon host. During his four plus years, he was also Assistant Program Director and Imaging Director for the station. 

Scott moved over to sister station WSSR-FM "Star 96.7" in 2008. In addition to hosting afternoons, Scott is also the stations Program Director. He has also served as webmaster for Star 96.7 and WJOL-AM's websites in the past.

Scott admits that radio was not necessarily his first career choice.  When he was young, he caught the architecture bug (which is easy to do in a beautiful city like Chicago) and was ready to follow in the footsteps of Mies Van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright!  Things didn't seem to turn out as planned, although Scott still has quite a passion for our world famous skyline.  So it's not a surprise to find out that he is fantastic with a pencil (as well as a computer graphics program these days) and often employs himself as a freelance artist.

He has always credited WLS Musicradio 89 as the reason he got into the radio business.  Listening to Chicago radio legends such as Larry Lujack, John Records Landecker, Tommy Edwards, Jeff Davis and other stars of the "Big 89" while growing up, helped him form his on-air style.  Scott also takes pride in being able to have worked alongside such personalities as Bob Sirott, Fred Winston, "Danger" Dan Walker, Brant Miller and Mitch Michaels, among others. He has been fortunate enough to be involved with WLS' Memorial Day "Big 89 Rewind" specials as a producer and Lead Historical Consultant. Scott has written a book titled "Chicago's WLS Radio 1924-2007," which hit store shelves and internet book sites in October 2008.

Scott is also a freelance voice-over talent, whose work can be heard on everything from radio and television commercials to corporate telephone on-hold messages.  He is the voice of the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana as well as First Midwest Bank and several major power companies in the eastern US.   As an avid music collector, his tastes run wide... from traditional jazz to contemporary music.

In addition to being a die-hard Cub fan and avid Bulls and Bears fan, he likes to spend his time working on his various websites.  He is also a licensed amateur radio operator and enjoys making contacts with people from around the city to around the world. "Mad Men," "Chicago Tonight" and anything on the DIY Network rank as some of Scott's favorite TV shows.




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