Annoy Your Friends
I’m not going to sit here and pretend that I knew Scott well.
I did not.
As a young broadcaster learning the ropes in the early 90’s, I knew of him. There was NO way to NOT know of him. “Scott and Erica” on Mix 105.1 were the hottest show in town. People loved them. People loved him. I mean…LOVED THEM/HIM!
I met him once and he was nothing but fantastically nice and encouraging.
I’ll never forget when I bought a Vespa for my wife at Vespa of Winter Park; we really didn’t need it but the temptation of two wheels for us both was far too great! The gentleman/owner/clerk/whatever asked me “What do you do for a living?” … “I work for a radio station.” … “Oh yeah? Which one?” … “Real Radio 104.1…I’m on the Monsters in the Morning.” … “Never heard of it…but Scott McKenzie comes in here ALL the time to service his scoot, and now that…that’s radio!”
He was right.
That WAS radio. To this day and as an avid “drum-beater” for broadcasting that’s less traditional or terrestrial…Scott will go down as the single nicest and best person in radio that I have EVER met. He was THAT guy.
I never got to ride scooters with Scott but every time that I do I will think of him. That moment at the Vespa dealer taught me the type of influence that a broadcaster can have on people by being honest, genuine, and kind. To be like Scott.
Here’s to the far too few “good guys” in radio.
Here’s to Scott McKenzie.
Whether he likes it or not – he’s the king of Orlando radio.
Because he’s kind.
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