Screamin Scott

Screamin in New York

December 10th, 1996 is a day my goal was reached in my radio career. In 1996 Z-rock 102.7 FM switched to the Bear with Ted Nugent taking my morning show which lasted 3 1/2 years in Detroit.

WRIF was quick to sweep me up and bring me over to the WRIF staff. The first person I was introduced to was Arthur P. and in a deep voice told me, “Welcome to the Team.” 

Funny story- my first shift on WRIF was 12 hours. Yes, one long shift starting on a Saturday night at Midnight ’till 6 a.m. then 6 a.m. ’till noon. The problem was the DJ that was scheduled (not going to mention their name), didn’t show up at 6 a.m. Being so new to the WRIF staff, I didn’t have any numbers to call, so I say, what the hell I will just keep going. It wasn’t until 11 a.m. the DJ that was supposed to come in called the hotline in the studio to say sorry. In the back of my mind, I was so pumped I didn’t mind nor did I want him to get in trouble.

Another jock who was in the building on an overnight shift welcomed me to the company by introducing me to the company freezer. Puzzled by it, he told me to look in the very back for something. It was a bottle of Jack Daniels. I was too scared to partake in any drinking while I was on the radio on my first day. My biggest fear was saying the call letters wrong. But I had practiced those magical call letters all my life. So my first day on WRIF was one for the books and a bit of screaming history I will remember all my life. The dream I had as a kid finally came true. A total of 36 years of veteran of radio and now 29 years here in Detroit on the dial. Now the story of my cover band ,”CHIT” got started is another story for another day 😉


10 Things You Might Not Know About Screamin' Scott

How well do you know me? Check out the facts below and get to know your favorite nighttime personality better!

  • I'm Left-Handed - Always have been. Left is right!

    Baring Hands

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  • I wear a Size 12 Wide Shoe - Yes, I have small skateboards for feet.


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  • I'm 6 feet tall! - But I think I'm shrinking.

    Measuring Rulers

  • I was born with extra sets of teeth - As a child, they took an X-ray to find I had an extra set of teeth! I've had some surgery over the years, but they have come in handy after playing hockey as a kid!

    Dentists Offering NHS Treatment Continue To Dwindle

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  • I do not sing in the shower well - I've tried, and the echo doesn't help make me any better.

    Wind And Rain Hit The UK

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  • I was married on my birthday by Arthur Penhallow - I also got married on my birthday so I would never forget the anniversary. And Arthur did a fantastic job!


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  • I have an extensive collection of rubber ducks - Yep.


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  • I have no tattoos - Yet!


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  • I once held the national record for Girl Scout Cookie eating - This comes from my time in radio in Indiana. They had an eating contest in a town outside of Ft. Wayne, and I ate 32 cookies in one minute!

    Girl Scouts Sell Cookies

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  • I have an award-winning chili recipe! - The award came at a contest at work. One year, thought I would enter the company cook off. Some say it's the best they ever tasted. It's fun to make and the secret ingredient makes it the best!

    Chili Feast

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Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been a part of the Detroit airwaves for over 29 years with 26 at WRIF and 3 years as a morning show host at Z-Rock. When he’s not out on the streets, you can find him in his game room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also devotes time doing local charities with his, "Screamin Angels"; and for 15 years with Rock 4 Tots charity. “CHIT” is his local cover band for 10 years all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays cowbell & lead triangle

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